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Louis Edward Wenning

Louis Edward Wenning, 80, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at his home in Fra­nklin surrounded by his family.

Lou was born June 2, 1932, in Greensburg, the son of Charles and Mary (Oliger) Wenning. He married Helen Moorman on Dec. 1, 1956. She preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 1999.

He is survived by six children, Chuck (Nancy) Wenning, Sheila (Jim) Leugers and Celeste (Jim) Hook, all of Franklin, Karen (Paul) Stellick of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kevin (Kim) Wenning of Foley, Ala., and Eileen (Eric) Williams of Edinburgh; grandchildren, Brandon (Kiley) Leugers, Eric (Jamie) Leugers, Heather Wenning, Amy (Chad) Bohm, Greg (Katie) Leugers, Amanda Wenning, David Leugers, Katie Wenning, Brad Hook, Chelsea Hook, Sarah Wenning, Meagan Hook, Allison Wenning, Hannah Hook, Maria and Connor Williams; 10 great-grandchildren; two siblings, Leo (Mary) Wenning of Tempe, Ariz., and Marjorie (Paul) Herbert of Millhousen; and many other extended family members.

He was preceded in passing by his parents; and siblings, Marie Kesterman, Carl Wenning, Vera Walters, Bob Wenning, Don Wenning, Betty Vandenbosch and Rose Ann Sturgis.

Lou graduated from Greensburg High School in 1950. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War. He served with the Air Police in Alaska for two years, achieving the rank of captain and receiving an honorable discharge in 1953.

He was employed by Prudential Insurance for 13 years. Lou co-owned Steinhauer Electric for several years. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 481. He later bought and renovated houses. He co-owned RE/MAX Mainstreet with his late wife, Helen.

He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Franklin and former member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of American Legion Post 205. He was a longtime member and past president of Hillview Country Club. Lou was an avid league bowler and was inducted into the Franklin U.S. Bowling Congress Hall of Fame.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 114 Lancelot Drive, Franklin. Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Stroke Association, St. Rose of Lima Church or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.flinnmaguire.com.

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