Aug. 3, 1939
Feb. 5, 2012
Louie A. Vasquez, 72, of Lima, died peacefully at 8:46 p.m. Sunday at St. Rita’s Medical Center, surrounded by his family.
He was born Aug. 3, 1939, in St. Henry to Luis and Herlinda A. Avila Vasquez Sr., who preceded him in death.
On Feb. 12, 1977, he married Vickie R. Williams, who survives in Lima.
Other survivors include sons Tony (Debbie) Vasquez of Dayton and Armando Vasquez; daughters Aletia (Jeff) Hartzler and Dr. April (Robert) Shattuck of Elida and Dr. Amber Vasquez of Hilliard; brothers Andy (Lois) Vasquez and Arnold Vasquez of Lima; sister Armida (Averal) Nicely of LeHigh, Fla.; and grandchildren Erin Winghart, Hannah, Jeffy and Alexis Hartzler and Taylor and Payton Shattuck.
Mr. Vasquez was a veteran of the United States Naval Reserve who retired in 2002 from the Oakwood Correction Facility after 19 years. After his retirement, he worked part-time for the American Legion and at Clymer Medical Transport. He was a 1958 graduate of Bath High School. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose. He enjoyed classic movies, bowling, billiards and his morning coffee and friends at the Lickity Split. He was extremely proud of his children’s accomplishments and he valued his time with his family.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel, Lima, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars 1275 and the Navy Honor Guard. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery at a later date.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made online to the Wounded Warrior Project at http://support.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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