Louis B. McFadden
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75, of Winesburg, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 following a period of declining health. He was born on Dec. 14, 1937 in Massillon to the late Robert and Janice McFadden. He was a graduate of Orrville High School, and was proud to say he was a Marine, serving from 1956 until 1958. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his younger brother, Bruce.
Lou is survived by his wife, Suzanne, whom he married on Dec. 20, 1984; his brother, Robert (Barbara) McFadden of Barnard, Vt.; sister-in-law, Lois Cox of Cincinnati; two step-children, Blake (Cindy) Sacha of Gilbert, Ariz. and Cammie (Bob) Edgar of Stevensville, Mont.; three grandchildren, Katie and Andrew Sacha and Mitch Edgar; numerous nephews and nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces; special friends since childhood in Orrville, Dave and Mary Lee Maiwurm; and special friends from Winesburg, Bob and Esther Beechy.
Lou grew up in Orrville and lived most of his adult life in Winesburg. He loved farming, living on and farming a small farm outside of Winesburg for a number of years. He worked as a Fieldman for four dairies over a period of 43 yearsstarting work as a young man at Orrville Milk Company, then Lawson Dairy, followed by Superior Dairy, and retiring from Reiter Dairy in 1999. He loved Dixieland Jazz, and played the drums for enjoyment. He had a passion for collecting antique milk bottles and was very proud of his milk bottle collection, numbering about 3,500 bottles from the state of Ohio. Lou's bottles, procured over the past 30 years, were widely recognized in the state and beyond as a unique and unusual collection. Lou was the author of the book 'Ohio's Dairies' written and published in 2009, giving him much pleasure.
Following Lou's wishes cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held in Winesburg on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. at Zion Reformed Church with Pastor Brent Easton officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements. A memorial website has been created by the funeral home and may be accessed at www.spidellfuneralhome.com where you may share a memory or sign the guestbook. In lieu of flowers, Suzanne requests memorial contributions be made to Zion Reformed Church, P.O. Box 33, Winesburg, OH 44690.
Spidell Funeral Homes Inc. - Mount Eaton Chapel
15900 East Main Street
Mount Eaton, OH 44659
Published in The Repository on Nov. 10, 2013