Louis “Lou” A. Reading, age 86, of Green Lake, died peacefully on Sunday morning, July 31, 2011 at his home in Green Lake.
Lou was born Aug. 26, 1924 in Kirkwood, Mo. He was the son of Elmer and Blanche Sedtelget Reading. Lou graduated from Pious XI High School in Milwaukee and received his bachelor’s degree in business from Marquette University. Lou served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Pacific Theatre from 1944-1946. On Sept. 13, 1947, he was united in marriage to Janice Fischer until she passed away on Aug. 19, 1989. He later was united in marriage to Bernice Bornkamp-Hurley on July 14, 1990.
He was a food broker, working 31 years for A&P food stores, covering the eastern half of the nation. Lou then worked 14 years for Sysco Foods and later for Honee Bear Canning Company in Mich. until he was 81 years old. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice; four sons, Doug (Pam) Reading of Milwaukee, Don (Suzy) Reading of Minn., Charles Reading of Ripon and Rich Reading of Green Lake; two grandsons, Michael and Nick; three sisters, Barbara Hartnett of Brookfield, Rita Lofy of Brookfield, and Louise MacPhetridge of Door County; step children, Keith Hurley and Kathy Paris; step grandson, Chuck (Christine) Hurley; step granddaughter, Liz Flores; step great-grandchildren, J. J., Connor, Emilie, Fisher, Brianna and T. J. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Janice; and two sisters, Eileen Gerlach and Marie Condron.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Green Lake, the Rev. Philip Krogman officiating. Interment was in St. Patrick Cemetery in the town of Ripon.
Memorials may be directed to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, St. Agnes Hospice or Mother Theresa Ministries.
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