Louis was born August 23,
1933 near Bernie, Missouri and attended all twelve years of school at the Bernie
Public Schools. After graduation he went to St. Charles, Illinois to make
his fame and fortune and obtained work in a factory making tables. This
was in 1952 where he met his future wife, Donna Claire Goldstein.
Louis Joined the US Navy
in 1952 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He took his basic training in San Diego,
California and was then assigned to the Navel Air Force as a Machinist Mate and
attended advanced schooling in both Oklahoma and Tennessee. While
stateside he was stationed in Florida and Virginia. While on detached duty
overseas he served in Germany, Italy, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Louis was
discharged in October 1956 after serving four years.
Louis and Donna were
married December 1, 1955 in Harvey, Illinois while he was on leave from the
Navy. Hershel (Red) and Nettie Lee Fralick were their witnesses.
After he was discharged, Louis and Donna moved to St. Louis for awhile and in
April 1957 moved to St. Charles, Illinois. Louis has been employed with Acme
Screw Company for the last 39 years as a thread roller set-up man.