Louis J. Halmo
1928 - 2013
Louis J. Halmo, 84, of Kenosha, died of complications from Alzheimers Disease at his residence on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
Born in Kenosha on Dec. 16, 1928, he was the son of the late John M. and Elizabeth (Benuska) Halmo. He attended local schools.
He enlisted in the Navy and served from Oct. 4, 1946 until Oct. 3, 1949, when he was honorably discharged. During his tour of duty, he served aboard the USS Kearsarge.
On Oct. 4, 1952, he married Marguerite M. Irving, to whom he was wed for 33 years until her death in 1985. On March 26, 1988, he married Mary K. (Morgan) Wallig. After their wedding, they resided for six years in Kenosha. In 1994, they moved to The Villages of Lady Lake, Florida to enjoy their retirement years. They resided there until her death in 2001. Lou returned to Kenosha in July of 2003.
He was employed with the Kenosha Water Utility from 1962 to 1990, where he was promoted from Meter Reader to Meter Serviceman, and subsequently to Meter Maintainer. He was voted Employee of the Year in 1983, and was given a commendation by then mayor, Pat Moran on the occasion of his retirement. Throughout his employment with Kenosha Water Utility, he was a member of the local public employees union. He was previously employed with American Motors Corporation, and as a milk deliveryman.
Lou loved to play golf, and was a regular weekend player with a group of lifelong friends at Spring Valley Country Club in Salem, Wis. He also regularly played local courses. He consistently shot rounds in the low-to mid-80s, and frequently scored in the high 70s. He scored an ace in 1976, for which he received a trophy, and was a winner of the local Midtown Bar and Restaurant tournament, which earned him a trophy, as well as a story and photo in the sports pages of the Kenosha News. Lou often golfed in the Kenosha County Open and frequently with his relatives. He also enjoyed playing cards on a regular basis with his brothers, sisters and in-laws, and was a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan. During his younger years, he played center for the basketball team at Kenosha High School and was an accomplished ice skater. In his later years and following his retirement, he liked to travel and play the organ.
He is survived by his children, David Halmo and Susan (David) Carter, both of Kenosha; and his granddaughter, McKenzie, also of Kenosha.
In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty, Margaret, Marion, Ellen and Ida; and his brothers, Edward and the Rev. John Halmo.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at
10 a.m. at St. Marks Catholic Church, 7117 14th Avenue, with full military honors following. Relatives and friends are asked to meet at the church for the Mass. Private inurnment will be held in All Saints Cemetery. A visitation for Louis will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to Hospice Alliance, Inc., 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 or the
Southeastern Wisconsin, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214, would be appreciated.
Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home &
3720 39th Avenue
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144
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