Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so saddened at the loss of this wonderful man. He was first my sister's neighbor when she moved in next to him in the 80's, and then ours when my husband and I bought and moved into my sister's house. He was a mentor to her children and then ours. A grandfather to our 3 son's, whose biological grandfathers both passed when the boys were very young.
Lou was always kind and patient, always taking them along to The Farm. He was a listening ear when they needed it and made any venture exciting. Lou loved wildlife and became guardian to a squirrel we raised from an orphan. Lou built a special house for Jimmy right on the front porch and enjoyed watching Jimmy play around in the trees and yard.
My boys learned so much about fishing, building, motors and LIFE from Lou, he will be greatly missed.

Posted by A friend   May 22, 2019

What a wonderful man. He treated everyone the same at Ben Guyer junior high.

Posted by Tammy Rozier - Fort Wayne, IN   May 12, 2019

When we received OUR wonderful son in law Reuben, WE also got Lou Reubens foster dad. And his great friend Mary Worth. How lucky we were, Lou was a wonderful person. A mans man a lover of nature. a friend to all. He mentored many underprivileged And privileged children. He and Mary hosted Many summer parties at his wonderful place we all called the farm. not only for hisGRANDS But my GRANDCHILDREN as well and any that wanted to attend> we shall never FORGET the wonderful easter egg hunts with Easter bunnies and eggs all through the woods. sO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES.thank you Lou!! You were loved and special to all who knew you Until we meet again, I know you will rest in heavenly peace.

Posted by martha hogue - Columbia City, IN - Friend   May 10, 2019

Good bye to our dear friend, Lou. He played a big part in our lives. He was such a kind and caring man. We will miss you!

Posted by Ron & Jean Smith - Haines, AK   May 09, 2019

We loved Lou for many years! He brought laughter and fun and sometimes wonderful homemade fudge!
He showed goodness and kindness to everyone. We will miss him so much. Rest In Peace, Lou! Tell Charlie we said Hello!

Posted by Georjean Bush - Hamilton, IN - Friend   May 09, 2019