Louis "Frenchy" Fusilier, Jr.
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
In loving memory of Louis Fusilier, Jr., “Frenchy”, who was granted his angel wings on Jan. 9, 2011 to fly home with the Lady Bird.
Frenchy, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church in Rifle, was born in Basil, La. April 19, 1929. After retirement, Louis resided in Rifle until his passing.
He now joins his grandson, Aaron Holland; brothers, Joe, Clifford, and Andrew and his parents, Louis and Ethel Fusilier in Heaven.
Frenchy leaves behind his devoted, loving wife of 55 years, Helen Fusilier; children, Debora (Arnold) Holland, Kenneth Fusilier, Robert (Melissa) Fusilier, Darlene (Mark) Baltz, Diana (Randy) Mathews, Louis (Monica) Fusilier, Karla Whitt, Rena Fusilier and Michael Schuster; 15 granddaughters, five grandsons, eight great-granddaughters, and eight great-grandsons all who will fondly remember Louis as “Popo”; four brothers and one sister; he also leaves behind the family dog, Elway and cat, Angel.
“Frenchy” was a true Cajun through and through, he loved to cook and enjoy a hearty feast of gumbo, ettouffee, boudin, Cajun sausage, shrimp, okra and boiled crawfish.
Each meal was enjoyed by all and we were always eager to have him share a story from his past while we feasted on his favorite Cajun cuisine with him.
Frenchy was an avid fisherman and hunter; he enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends at his property. He was always eager to take you out on the dance floor and shake a leg … dancing was another one of his many passions.
Louis was a man of many words and long, long stories.
He was a patient man, a mentor and loving teacher, friend, Dad and Grandpa to all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A man who never hesitated to speak what needed to be spoken. “Frenchy” loved each of us unconditionally and taught us love and respect. He proudly served his country as a member of the Air Force, and retired after 23 years of service. Louis also worked and retired from Coors Brewing Company after 22 years of dedicated employment.
Louis “Frenchy” was the kind of man that you meet once, never forget and love, admire and respect from that moment on. We love you and you will be greatly missed and always in our hearts and minds. We hope you dance Popo!!
Rosary will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 7p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Funeral will be held on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
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