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Louis “Big Lou” Leroy Parenteau

03/29/1928 - 04/08/2019

Louis “Big Lou” Parenteau, 91, passed away, peacefully with his family by his side, Monday, April 8, 2019 at St. Raphael’s Heath and Rehab in Eveleth. A graveside service will be held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Duluth on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:00 am. Arrangements are pending Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Louis Leroy Parenteau was born March 29, 1928 in Duluth to Louis and Martha (Zygmanski) Parenteau. He grew up and attended school in Gary-New Duluth. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Navy, serving in both WWII and the Korean War as an electrician. He was honorably discharged in 1953. Big Lou and his former wife, Norma Hoover, raised their three children on beautiful Hanke Lake in Iron, MN He worked as an electrician for LTV and Eveleth Taconite until his retirement in 1986.

Big Lou enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, bowling, music, reading, writing, and traveling.

He is survived by his daughters, Sheila Parenteau of Virginia and Alicia (Kevin) Gagne of Duluth; son, Louis (Anja) Parenteau, Jr. of Mountain Iron; sister, Mary (Ray) Johnson of Crosby; brother, Jerome (MaryLee) Parenteau of Superior, WI; grandchildren, Jamie, Brittany, Alicia, Laura, Aaron, Henri, and Nels; great grandchildren, Brienn, Ellie, and Cooper.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth and Robert; sisters, Kathleen and Lorraine; and former wife, Norma Hoover.

4 thoughts on “Louis “Big Lou” Leroy Parenteau”

  1. David Renne says:

    Sorry for your loss…..

    David Renne

  2. Steve Renne says:

    Sorry to here of his passing, wishing the best for all of you

  3. Nora Mattei says:

    We are sorry to hear about your dad’s death, Alicia. Prayers to you and your family

  4. Steve and Marie Turner says:

    We are sorry for the loss of your Dad’s passing.
    Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are
    with you all.

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06/14/2019 at 11:00 am
Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Duluth, U.S. 53, Saginaw, MN, USA