Louis R. Tragesser

Louis R. Tragesser


Louis R. Tragesser, 91 of Tipton died at 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.  He was born in Tipton on June 26, 1926 to Isadore George and Anna (Hickner) Tragesser.  Louie married Joan Catherine Hoffman on October 17, 1953.  Joan preceded him in death this past December 29, 2016.

Louie was a lifelong farmer and also worked for the US Postal Service.  He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where he was involved with the RCIA program, and the Knights of Columbus.  He was also a member of the National Farmers Organization and he enjoyed teaching ballroom dancing.  Louie served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He is survived by six children, Elaine Dotson and husband Jim, Plainfield, Mike Tragesser and wife Vivian, Carmel, Sue Rehorst and husband Dave, Dayton, Ohio, Gary Tragesser and wife Sharon, West Lafayette, Scott Tragesser and wife Kelly, Ft. Wayne, Mary Ann Teuscher and husband Chuck, Tipton; 12 grandchildren, Ryan Dotson and wife Allyson, Kevin Dotson, Nicole Rehorst, Celina Tragesser, Sophia Tragesser, Alana Tragesser, Evan Tragesser, Sarah Tragesser, Anna Tragesser, Cody Tragesser, Jacob Teuscher, and Matt Teuscher.

Louie was the oldest of 19 children and he is survived by his siblings Jane Folk, Esther Folk, Margie Gillespie, Theresa Starke, Judy Collins, Barb Lipetri, Norma Stiner, Carol Mozzone, Agnes Hewitt, Edie Burke, Gene Tragesser, Lenny Tragesser and Jerry Tragesser.  He was preceded in death by siblings Beatrice Toler, William, George and Phillip Tragesser and Dorothy Koors.

A funeral mass for Louie will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 7, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Tipton with Revs. Martin Gillespie and Dennis Goth presiding. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home where a Wake and Rosary Service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. There will also be visitation at the church on Monday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 335 Mill Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.


10 Condolences

  • Cynthia Winstead Posted August 4, 2017 1:20 pm

    I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Tragesser personally. However, for many years I’ve enjoyed hearing stories of the Tragesser family and farm. My prayers are with the family and all who loved him.

  • Janine Kinney Posted August 4, 2017 2:38 pm

    My heart and prayers are with Elaine and her family at this sad time.

  • Ted Tragesser Posted August 5, 2017 2:10 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers with all of you and your families

  • Sandra and Blaine Holbrook Posted August 6, 2017 1:19 am

    Truly a wonderful Dad. His home going will be a celebration of his special life. Our prayers and thoughts continue for you, Elaine and your family.

  • debbie thomas Posted August 6, 2017 5:31 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. he will be missed very much.

    • Laverne Tragesser Neely Davis Posted August 7, 2017 12:14 am

      I am so sorry I am not well enough to attend.

  • Laverne Tragesser Neely Davis Posted August 6, 2017 11:13 pm

    Louie is one of my fondest memories of childhood. A visit to my cousin’s farm was a very special treat. Being a city girl with just one older sister. The day was always filled with much love and excitement. Our friendship lasted thru our adult life. Louie will be missed by all. Love to the families who shared his life. I am thankful I could share some of your life

  • Brenda Coffey Posted August 7, 2017 10:10 am

    I am sorry to hear about this Elaine, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Susan Funke Vair Posted August 7, 2017 12:42 pm

    I was saddened to hear of Mr. Tragesser’s passing. He was a well-known and well-loved member of the parish of St. John’s Catholic Church as well as the Tipton community. I remember when he was a song leader in church many years ago. The last time I saw and spoke with Louie was in the early Spring of this year. We were standing in front of the Rectory by St. John’s and I told him I was sorry to hear of Joanie’s passing as she was a lovely and sweet lady. Louie thanked me and then said she really was a lovely lady and he sure missed his girl. I hope he is with his girl again and forevermore. They will both be missed.

  • Tamisha Jones Posted August 7, 2017 3:11 pm

    Prayers and condolences to the family during this difficult time.

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