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Louis Greer

September 1, 1942 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Louis Greer Obituary

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. 

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October 28, 2023

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - St. John
8580 Wicker Avenue
St. John, IN 46373

Funeral Service
October 28, 2023

6:00 PM
Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - St. John
8580 Wicker Avenue
St. John, IN 46373


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