Lou Edward Meenach Sr Obituary
Our beloved Pops passed away on August 1st, 2022, at the age of 82 from Covid pneumonia. He was in end stage Parkinson’s disease and had asked for comfort care only. Lou was a man of great faith and believed he would join in heaven his parents, relatives, and friends who passed before him. He was especially looking forward to being with his best friend and faithful companion Lucy, a dog he rescued. He was ready to be called home and faced his death with dignity, grace, and bravery. His daughters were by his bedside in his final days to provide him the comfort and caring he showed to them all his life.
Lou was born at home on the family farm in Lawrence County, Ohio July 27th, 1940. He was the son of the late Durward and Janet (Eaton) Meenach.
Lou spent most of his life in Irving, Texas. He was a graduate of Irving High School class of 1959. He was proud to serve his country in the Navy where he was on the crash crew. He worked as a food broker and owned several businesses. Lou was a devout Catholic who believed in helping others. He was a volunteer for Special Olympics, Mount Pleasant Hospice, and the Charleston Police Department. Some of his favorite things were baseball, hotdogs, fishing, snow skiing and riding his motorcycle. Lou was known for his sense of humor and always had a joke to tell. He resided for several years at Franke in Mount Pleasant and during his time there he convinced them to build a dog park for the residents and their furry friends. Some of his best times were at the dog park with his dog Stormy who he adopted from Carolina Poodle Rescue.
Lou loved his family dearly. Our fondest memories are of him playing with his grandchildren. He is survived by his son Lou Edward, Jr. (Jacquie) Meenach; daughters Lesley (Jeffery) Rathbun and Tess Larsen; sister Myra Simmons; grandchildren Lauren (James) Smith, Chase Rathbun, Chloe Larsen, Joey (Allysia) Meenach, Joshua (Mariah) Meenach, and Jett (Anastasia) Meenach; great grandchildren Eleanor Smith, Jack Smith, Isabella Meenach, Jett Meenach, Jr., AubreyKate Meenach and Jalee Meenach; and special friend Ann Dominick.
At Lou’s request there will be no funeral or memorial service. Instead, he asked that friends and loved ones perform an act of kindness in his name. Family asks in lieu of flowers donations be made to Carolina Poodle Rescue/Dreamweaver Farms www.carolinapoodlerescue.org.
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