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September 1, 1942 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Louis Greer, age 81, of Cedar Lake, IN, passed away on October 21, 2023.
Preceded in death by his parents, Florence Medley & Louis H. Greer; mother & father in law, Marjorie & Thomas Burton; granddaughter Brittany Mills; brothers in law, Thomas Burton & Rick Heroux & several aunts, uncles & cousins that were very dear to him.
Louis leaves behind the love of his life, Linda Greer; his children, Kelly Greer, JoAnna (Richard) Mills & Melissa Greer; grandchildren, Kayla Mills, Brianna (Jake) Turngren & Mitchell Mills; Father, Leonard Medley; his four sisters: Coleen (Terry) Darnell, Dee Dee (Jerry} Clark, Laura (Neal) Pintler, Lisa (Bill) Giglio; sisters-in-law: Peggy (Steve) Neumeier; Joyce (Dave) Heroux & Betty (Thomas) Burton along with many nieces & nephews that he loved dearly.
Services will be held on Saturday, October 28, at Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 8580 Wicker Ave. in St. John, with visitation from 12:00P.M. until the time of the service at 6:00P.M.
Louis graduated from Dyer High Central, received a bachelor's degree from Ball State University (played football #71) & completed his master's degree in Fine Art at Governor State University. He was an avid Chicago Bears Fan. For many years he played flag football & on softball teams with several close friends. He took up skiing at the age 50. His entire life was as an artist with a particular love for lost wax bronze sculpture.
He started as an art teacher at Highland High School where he also coached football. He then worked as a boilermaker (Local 374) for several years before going back to his love of teaching art at Hanover Central Junior-Senior High School. He there coached wrestling & inspired many students to take up art and art teaching as a career. Not only did he share his passion for art with his students but also had several showings of his sculpture and paintings in Chicago & NWI. He received grants as a visiting artist in Canada & Ireland. In these experiences he explored Native American & Celtic art which influenced his own sculpture.
Louis was a very social & upbeat person, a hard worker, & loved history & all things Irish. He will be sorely missed by family, friends & all who knew him.