Louis Schmeiske

Louis Barry Schmeiske

1938 - 2011

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SCHMEISKE Louis B. Age 73 of Horseheads , NY passed away on Wednesday November 23 , 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. Lou was born August 10 , 1938 in Binghamton , NY the son of the late Lester and Elizabeth Barry Schmeiske. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving his country from 1958 through 1962 and continued serving in The U.S. Naval Reserves . Lou was a member and Past Commander of Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post # 442 in Horseheads and Past District Vice Commander . He was also a member of the VFW and served on The Board of Trustees and was a member of The Vietnam Veterans of America. Lou was a member of Elmira Elks Lodge # 62 and served as Exalted Ruler for two terms. Lou was a proud American and was an electrician having worked most recently at Fairport Terrace in Horseheads and Glen Valley in Watkins Glen. Lou was pre-deceased by his parents , his sister Mary Kennedy ,and daughter-in-law Nickie (Mrs. David) Schmeiske . Lou is survived by his wife Candy Anderson Whispel Schmeiske ; his children : William Schmeiske of Anderson , SC , Sommer & Mike Hammett of Anderson , SC , Thomas Rogers of Port St. John , Florida , David Schmeiske of Port St. John , Florida , Gretchen & Doug Moran of Merritt Island , Florida , Lawrence & Niki Heavlin of Elmira Heights , NY , Lori Heavlin of Horseheads , NY , April & Todd Seely of Osceola , PA , and Thomas Whispel of Elmira Heights , NY ; 13 grandchildren ; mother-in-law : Lorraine Anderson of Elmira Heights , NY ; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law : James & Diana Anderson of Elmira , NY , Michael & Kathy Anderson of Horseheads , NY and Tina & Gary Kent of Horseheads , NY ; several nieces, nephews , cousins , and a host of caring friends . Relatives and friends are invited to attend Lou's Memorial Service on Tuesday November 29 , 2011 at 11 AM at The Horseheads American Legion Post # 442 71 Old Ithaca Road Horseheads , NY. The Rev. Kenneth Stone Past President of The Vietnam Veterans of America will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS , NY.
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