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Louis J. "Louie" White, age 86, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 3:45 p.m., on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at Hawkeye Care Center. To honor Louie's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at St. Patrick's Church, 1425 Iowa Street, with Msgr. Thomas E. Toale officiating. To celebrate Louie's life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m., until the time of services at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at St. Patrick's Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Dubuque Post #6. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Louie was born on January 22, 1931, in Medford, WI, son of Louis A. and Agnus (DeMuth) White.

Louie honorable served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He understood the value of hard work and loyally devoted 10 years of his life working with Regency Printing, before finishing with another 7 years as a driver for Dan Kruse, until his eventual retirement. Louie was surely a man of faith who was proud to be a longtime, and very active member of St. Patrick's Church. He continually discovered great satisfaction in working through his faith and especially enjoyed volunteering with the Wednesday night meals. Louie was a faithful member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, as well as a 63 year member of the American Legion Dubuque Post #6. In his free time, Louie regularly looked forward to any time he was able to spend in the great outdoors. It didn't matter if he was simply going for a hike, heading out on a fishing excursion, or even just an afternoon of working out in the yard; what Louie knew was that if the warm sun was shining upon his face, he was a very happy and content man that day. He was always interested in what was going on in his neighborhood and was well known for his love of animals, especially his beloved cat, Frito. Louie also enjoyed taking bus trips with friends and would use those trips to put his love of photography to good use. Louie was a kind, simple, and humble man whose mild mannered nature will be greatly missed by all those who had the distinct pleasure of crossing his path along his 86 year earthly journey. We grieve for our loss today, but we are forever grateful that Louie has finally discovered his ailment free body and is surely celebrating his most glorious Christmas ever this year with his new heavenly family. Job well done Thy good and faithful servant.....Job Well Done!

Those left to cherish Louie's memory include

an aunt,
Beulah Metz, who is 101 years young;

a niece,
Monie Pope Metz;

his close friends,
David Becker and Sandy Shaffer;

and his St. Patrick's Church family.

Louie was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, a Louis J. "Louie" White memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among his favorite charities.

Louie's friends and family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the VNA, Hawkeye Care Center, Hospice of Dubuque, and all of his neighbors, for the kind, professional and compassionate care they have provided Louie throughout the years.