Louis A. ”Lou” Hillenbrand

September 4, 1928 - August 20, 2001

09/04/1928 - 08/20/2001

Past Services

Friday August 24, 2001
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 Be | Directions
Friday August 24, 2001
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Saturday August 25, 2001
10:00 am
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304 232-4353 | Directions

HILLENBRAND, Louis A. Jr. ”Lou”, 72, of Wheeling, died Monday, Aug.20, 2001, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

He was a lifetime resident of the Wheeling area. Following graduation in 1946 from Wheeling Central Catholic High School, he was employed as Assistant Appliance Manager at George E. Stifel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the 194th Tank Battalion as First Sergeant, Headquarters & Service Company. Upon completion of his military service, he began a 19 year career with Columbia Gas Company in Sales Promotion. He then joined the Bank of Wheeling, where he served as vice-president and security officer.

Well known for his civic and organizational involvement, he devoted himself to working with the youth of the community. He coached football at St. Michael’s Elementary, where he also served as the Scout Master. For many years,as Santa, he delighted hundreds in hospitals and schools, with a special caring for those of the Russell Nesbitt School. He was awarded the Silver Beaver Award and the St. George Medal for his more than 30 year affiliation with scouting.

Hillenbrand was a past member of the Serra Club, Civitan Club, Kiwanis, Jaycees, F.O.P., Saints and Sinners and the American Legion. He remained a member of the Knights of Columbus until his death. Prior to entering the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, he was a resident of The Home for Men in Warwood. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis A. Sr. and Marguerite Kerrigan Hillenbrand.

He is survived by two sisters, Margaret A. ”Peggy” and brother-in-law, Robert J. Haskins of Steubenville, Ohio, and Mary Jo Hillenbrand Kendo of Dayton, Ohio; nine nieces and nephews and their spouses; and twenty one great-nieces and nephews complete the family.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, on Friday from 2-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial wil be celebrated on Saturday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Pat Condron as celebrant. Interment in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

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