Louis V. Dowdle
Dec. 6, 1932 — March 14, 2016
Louis V. Dowdle of Waukesha died on Monday, March 14, 2016, at Seasons Hospice at age 83. He was born in Lockesburg, Arkansas, on December 6, 1932, the son of Tommie and Bess (nee Bracket) Mitchell.
Louis proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the Tin Can Sailors and the American Legion DJ Martin Post #8. Louis owned and operated Dowdle Drywall for many years. He loved to golf, was an avid football fan and enjoyed serving as the assistant coach for the Waukesha North junior football team.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 59 years, Rose (nee Cecil) Dowdle of Waukesha and their children, Chester “Chet” (Patricia) Calhoun of Plano, Ill., Teresa Funmaker of Waukesha, Curtis (Vickie) Dowdle of Eagle and Kaylene Lee of Waukesha. He was the dear grandfather of Chad (Patricia), Amy (Joshua), Tiffany, Jan, Shanna (Juan), Russell, Kiel, Eric, Timothy (Kathryn), Kaity, Nikolaus and Jakob and great-grandfather of Angel, Alexeandrea, Clayton, Jasmine, Micah, Lynea, Cameron, Braden, Elianna, Scarlet, Leocadia, Breyden, Kaitlyn, Landen, Leim and Asher. He is further survived by his sister Bonnie Lou Goodson; brother Thomas “Sonny” Dowdle; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Betty Sue Phillips and Hilda Louise Dowdle.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 18, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Randle- Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues at the Randle-Dable- Brisk Funeral Home on Saturday, March 19, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the 10:00 a.m. funeral service. Entombment with full military honors will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Elmbrook Humane Society, 20950 Enterprise Ave., Brookfield, WI 53045.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035, or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message or for an online obituary.