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Funeral Services for Arthur W. Louis, 90, of Bellville, 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from St. John Lutheran Church , 520 N. Holland Blvd. in Bellville with Rev. David Henske and Rev. Jennie Jones officiating. 

Interment in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Bellville. Pallbearers are Pastor Dan Louis, Jr., Lt. Col. Shane Louis, John Krumrey, Kevin Louis, Billy Schavrda, Bruce Noviskie, David Krueger and Jason Pampell. Honorary Pallbearers are Wayne Schavrda, Roger Krueger and Travis Maher.

Arthur Walter Louis was born on March 21, 1923 in Milano, Texas to parents Walter and Zelda Blackmon Louis. He was raised in Caldwell, graduated from Caldwell High School and Blinn JR. College with an associate degree.

On Feb. 5, 1944 Arthur married the former Miss Dorothy Schavrda in Bellville. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville, Bellville American Legion, 50 year member of Bellville Masonic Lodge. Arthur was an Amateur Ham Radio Operater, W5MMO, tv repair man, tax assessor clerk for Austin County and retired as District Clerk for Austin County . Arthur served in the U. S Navy during WWII as an aviation radio man on a PBY Seaplane.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Louis of Bellville, daughter, Ann Maher and husband, Ed of Bellville, son, D.A. “Bubba” Louis of Bellville, grandchildren, Lt. Col.Shane Louis and wife Heather, Kevin Louis and wife Shanna, Kimberly Pampell and husband Jason, John Krumrey and wife Jennifer and Travis Maher, great grandchildren, Riley and Maddox Maher, Madison, Morgan and Trevor Louis, Austin and Kolby Louis, Shelby Pampell, Katelin and Carson Krumrey and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 5 sisters,9 brothers-in-law, 6 sisters-in-law and 3 nieces.

The family wishes to thank, Dr. Bosse and staff, Compassionate Care Hospice and staff, Marilyn Werner, Sharon Graham and the most dedicated and caring care givers, Pat and Charles White, Jackie and David Ward and pastor David Henske and pastor Jennie Jones.  Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or Compassionate Care Hospice of Bryan, Texas.

Knesek Funeral Home in Bellville in charge of arrangements:


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