Lou, 97, of Moab, Utah, passed away at home on Oct. 8, 2014.
He was born on Dec. 19, 1916 in Donner, Louisiana. A master cabinet maker, he worked at Higgins Industries in New Orleans on the design and production of the amphibious landing craft used in the Allied Forces’ D-Day invasion of Normandy.
Lou then opened his own business, Fabricated Plastic Sales Co., producing laminated kitchen countertops for many successful years.
Lou married Wilma Edwina Burger on March 14, 1942. After retirement, they moved to Moab in 1985. They enjoyed living in Moab and were very active in the Red Rock 4-Wheelers. They went out on trails each weekend and many weekdays too. Lou was named Red Rock 4-Wheeler or the year in 1991. He led the Metal Masher Trail and his CB handle was Tan Man. Sadly, in Moab in 2002, shortly after celebrating 60 years happily married, Wilma died.
He is survived by three loving daughters ― Linda Kuehne Lewis, formerly of Moab, now of Mandeville, Louisiana; Patricia Lou VanDervort, Diamondhead, Mississippi; Joanne Simoneaux, formerly of Moab, now of Nucla, Colorado. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
At Lou’s request, cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held in Moab and New Orleans.
You may send condolences to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.