Louis Relle

Louis Relle

Louis Relle

Louis Relle was a compassionate husband, father, brother, grandfather & papa, and friend. He passed away on August 29th, 2021 at the age of 83, peacefully and comfortably in his home in Friendship, Wisconsin with the love of his life, Martie, by his side.

Louis was born to Joseph & Maria Relle on November 27th, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois; the second of two sons. He met and married his high school sweetheart, Martha (Martie) Relle, at the age of 19. He then entered into the U.S. Army where he served at Fort Brag in special helicopter maintenance. Louis then pursued a career as an electrician at the North Pier Terminal in Chicago, Illinois for 27 years. He was prosperous enough to enter into his golden years at the young age of 48, with his wife, Martie, where they enjoyed 64 long, loving years together.

Louis and Martie enjoyed a life full of love and laughter, spending most of their time tending to their picturesque, charming farmette in Friendship, Wisconsin. Lou enjoyed caring for his horses, donkeys and miniature ponies. He took pride in his beautiful home, having family over for holidays, birthdays, and ‘just because.’

The simplest pleasures in life brought the greatest joys to Louis. He loved a quiet evening with Martie, watching their favorite game shows with sweet treats in hand. He adored his grandchildren – watching them grow up and supporting any and all extracurricular activity they were a part of. He was their number one fan at countless events, never missing a single basketball game or band concert. He was a dedicated father and papa, embracing every moment with his children and grandchildren when he could.

Louis is survived by his beloved wife, Martha Relle; older brother and his wife Joseph & Sue Relle; son and his wife Louis and Vicki Relle; daughter Victoria Relle-Sternhagen; grandchildren Jason Relle, Brittany & Bobbie Dillie, Richard Relle, Dakota Relle, and Ashley & Jacob Karsseboom; and great grandchildren Aubrey Dillie, Skyler Dillie, and Cecilyn Dillie; all of whom Louis loved and touched deeply and will forever be remembered by.

Mass of Christian Burial Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Father David Bruener will officiate. Interment will be on Wednesday, September 8th, at the Memory Garden Cemetery in Arlington Heights, Illinois where Louis will be laid to rest in the family plot.

Louis will be forever loved, forever missed, and forever in our hearts.

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  1. Kathy says:

    Martha. I am so sorry for your loss. May you cherish the memories and move forward in peace

  2. Judith E. Wolstenholme says:

    Martie, Vicki and family, you have our deepest sympathy. We are very sad.

  3. Beverly Bakes says:

    Dear Aunt Martie and Family. We are so sorry for your Loss Of Uncle Lou. Sending all of our Love and Hugs to you. Always Beverly and Robby

  4. Sally Dummitt says:

    Martie and family: My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to all of you in your time of sorrow.

  5. Sue Moran says:

    Martie so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. LISA M M GURECKI says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.
    May God be with you.

  7. Jodi M Helgeson says:

    Relle family – Please accept my sympathy with Lou’s passing. Prayers for you all.

  8. Trea Kimball says:

    Martie and All–You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved. Lou was one heck of a great guy and I know you will miss him dearly. I admired the closeness and support that he provided not only to your family, but to the whole Adams-Friendship community. The heavenly bleachers gained another ardent cheerleader.

  9. GW says:

    Very sorry to see that your Dad passed away, sincere condolences to you & your family.

  10. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    What a beautiful tribute! Our thoughts and prayers are with Lou’s family at this sad time.

  11. Lavonne Scott says:

    To all The family:. Marti ,& Rich- Vicky. My deepest sympathy!

  12. Bill & Robin Kinder says:

    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?…No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~Romans 8:35, 37-39

    Dear Relle Family,
    Our earnest prayers are being lifted for you. May the Lord overwhelm you with HIS peace. We are thanking the Lord for our dear granddaugher Aubrie through Louis. In Him, Bill & Robin Kinder (TX)

  13. Darlene Warp says:

    So sorry for your loss. I feel for you and your family but he is in a better place now.

  14. Patricia Gervais says:

    Martie, Vicki and all of Lou’s family. My sincere condolences to you all. I am so sorry to hear of Lou’s passing….my heart goes out to all of you. I remember Lou as a quiet, gentle man who loved his family and friends. May God wrap his arms around you and your family and bring you peace and comfort during this difficult and sad time for all of you…..for as long as you need….God will walk with you through the difficult days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May Lou rest in peace and may God Bless your family. Hugs to you all….

  15. Bobbie Thierfelder says:

    Martie you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Lou. Forever in my memory, wish I could wiggle his toe one more time. I called him Humpty Dumpty but God has put him all back together again. He had you at his side through out his life, couldn’t have asked for a better someone. Till we see him again and I can wiggle his toe. Love. Bobbie

  16. Kay Olson says:

    Martie, Vicki and family, you have my deepest sympathy with the passing of Lou. May the Great Spirit above along with our Heavenly Father hold all of you every so close and give you comfort. With Love and Friendship, Kay

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