Louis N. ‘Lou’ Bath


Jan. 17, 1921 - Dec. 21, 2009



Louis N. “Lou” Bath of Waukesha died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 at Waukesha Springs at the age of 88 years.


Lou was born in Kewaskum on Jan. 17, 1921 the son of Louis and Lorene Bath. He married the love of his life, the late Helen Meyers, on April 23, 1960. Lou was a longtime member of St. William Catholic Church Waukesha, where he was a coordinator for the lectors and Eucharistic ministers. He proudly served his country in the South Pacific with the U.S. Army during World War II and he held the title of post commander for the American Legion in 1987. In earlier years, he studied to be a Maryknoll missionary and had been a spiritual director for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.


Lou will be dearly missed by his brother, Gerald (Kathleen) Mehlos of Menomonee Falls; sister-in-law Dorothy (James) O’Neill; and cousin, Helen Felix of Kewaskum. Lou is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents. The visitation for Lou will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. The memorial Mass for Lou will be held at 4: 30 p.m. today at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188 with the Rev. Curt Frederick officiating. We will be going in procession to the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 305 E. Main St., Waukesha, WI 53186.


The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information please call 262-542-6609 or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit  www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.