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Louis E. Fahel

September 12, 1927 February 22, 2017
Louis E. Fahel
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West Peoria- Louis E. Fahel, age 89, of West Peoria, passed away at 3:05 AM, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, in West Peoria, IL.

Born September 12, 1927 in Chicago, IL., a son of Abraham and Lila (Raya) Fahel. Louis married Joyce Tremper in Peoria, IL., on November 15, 1958. She passed away January 16, 1997. He married Nova Koopman on December 12, 1998, in Peoria, she survives. Also surviving Louis are two children; Matthew (Margaret) Fahel of Peoria and Lyla Fahel of Houston, TX, one step-daughter; Gayle (Steve) Nunis of Chillicothe, two grandchildren; Jordan and Kylie, three adoptive grandchildren; Adrian, Michael, and Chase, three step-grandchildren; Jeff, Cody, and Dawn, one step-great-grandchild, Abbey and one sister, Virginia Fahel of West Peoria.

Louis was an active member in the Peoria community. He loved to golf, was an avid bowler and a very good pool player. He was a proud member of the Peoria Lebanese Community, a devoted basketball coach at St. Joe’s and St. Mark’s Catholic Grade Schools, and outstanding manager of various local Peoria softball teams. Louis was a big St. Louis Cardinal fan and Bradley Basketball fan. Louis worked at the Hiram Walker & Sons Peoria Distillery for 34 years before retiring in 1981. He was a long-time parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, where his services will be held.

Louis was preceded in death by three brothers; Joe, Al, and John Fahel, and an infant grandson, Joseph.

Visitation will be 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Friday, March 3, 2017 at Sacred Heart Church. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM, at the church, with Father James Pankiewicz officiating. Burial will follow at Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to The River Cup Foundation, 1619 W. Christine Ave., Peoria, IL, 61614.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

3

Mar

9:00 AM 3/3/2017 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 3/3/2017 10:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

504 Fulton St.
Peoria, IL 61602

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
504 Fulton St. Peoria 61602 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

3

Mar

10:00 AM 3/3/2017 10:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

504 Fulton St.
Peoria, IL 61602

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
504 Fulton St. Peoria 61602 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Swan Lake Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

4601 Route 150
Peoria, IL 61615

4601 Route 150 Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

River Cup Foundation

1619 W. Chrstine Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
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