Louis V. Thuemling

Sept. 4, 1938 Ė Jan. 12, 2010

Louis V. "Louie" Thuemling, a longtime resident of Pewaukee and the Waukesha area, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 71, surrounded by family and friends. He was born Sept. 4, 1938, in Chicago, the son of Fred L. and Evalyne L. (Skold) Thuemling.

As a teenager, Louie loved the rodeo, especially competing in bareback riding and bull riding. After working for many years as manager of A.F. Leitgabel and Son in Milwaukee, he worked for A.A. Anderson and Co. for more than 25 years, until his retirement in June 2002. For many years, he was an active member of the Waukesha Jaycees and the North Suburban Exchange Club. In his retirement, Louie enjoyed relaxing in the sun, fishing and traveling, but most of all, spending time with family and friends.

Louie will be deeply missed by his wife and best friend for 32 years, Kathy (Tannis) Thuemling of Pewaukee; five children, Tim (Diane) Thuemling of Eagle, Terri Ann (Greg) Raith of Appleton, Jeff Thuemling of Waukesha, Steve (Colleen) Thuemling of Waukesha and Tom (Teresa) Thuemling of Madison; and seven grandchildren, Danielle (Jake) Bartkowiak, T.J. Thuemling, Garrett (fiancee Holly) Raith, Krista Raith, Michael Raith, Sarah Thuemling and Matthew Thuemling. He is further survived by his brothers, Fred (Mary) Thuemling and Terry (Joanie) Thuemling, both of New Berlin; brothers-in-law, Peter (Jane) Tannis and Ted (Pat) Tannis; sister-in-law, Anne (Joe) Salinas; and nieces, nephews, numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Jan. 16, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Pastor Dr. Doug Schoen will preside. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Donations in Louieís memory may be made to Gideonís, P.O. Box 574, Oconomowoc, WI, 53066, or to Elmbrook Church to continue to do Godís work, 777 S. Barker Road, Brookfield, WI 53045.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.