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Louis J. Himmelhaver

Louis J. Himmelhaver, 86, Lanesville, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.
Born Nov. 1, 1924, in Franklin Township, he was the son of the late Simon and Nola Keithley Himmelhaver.
He was retired from Bell South, where he was a plant assigner, was a retired member of the volunteer fire department in Lanesville, was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and VFW Post 2950 in Corydon, was a former president of the Lanesville Town Council, was county coordinator for Birch Bayh for 12 years, was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville and was a World War II Navy veteran.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Himmelhaver; three sisters, Gertrude Glotzbach, Mary Wisman and Margaret Green; and two brothers, Charles and Sam Himmelhaver.
Survivors include his wife, the former Phyllis Vogt; a son, Louis Charles (Chuck) Himmelhaver of Lanesville; three daughters, Sheila Kay Bailey of New Albany, Janice Marie Carroll of Floyds Knobs and Joyce Acton of Lanesville; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7, Friday, Sept. 9, after 8 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral Mass: Friday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville with burial, including military rites, in the church cemetery.
Celebrant: Father Juan Valdes.
Pallbearers: Eric and Nicholas Acton, Matthew Himmelhaver, Sean Bailey, Troy Lone, Brad Wynn, Brian Goertemiller and Courtney Dunn.
Honorary pallbearers: Noah and Jacob Himmelhaver, Stephanie Lone, Amy Goertemiller, Melissa Rowley, Melissa Wynn and Rose Dunn.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.