Mr. Louis D. Hasenstab, Sr.
- August 22, 1916 - April 11, 2012
- Greenwood, Indiana
of Louis' Passing
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“I was very fortunate to work with Lou. He was my mentor and guide and helped me navigate the intricacies of State Parks throughout my tenure of...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Bill Walters - Nashville, IN
“Dear Karen and Lou,
Like our Mom, you father enjoyed a long productive life. He certainly brought our Mom a lot of joy over the last few years of...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Marjorie Knotts - Indianapolis, IN
“I met Lou six or seven years ago and found him to be a charming, delightful man. He was a ssharp as many much younger people and had a gift for...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Betsu S,otj - Indianapolis, IN
“Lou was Mr. State Parks! When our shy middle school son had a history day project to do on the history of Turkey Run -- he interviewed Lou. His...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Chris and Cloyce Hedge - Lebanon, IN
“I have many fond memories of both Mr. and Mrs. Hasenstab -- or "Del and El'" as we referred to them many years ago. Their daughter Karen and I were...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Ruth Crisp (Hyde)
“I learned a lot by watching with Lou his slide shows covering his work at Indiana's state parks, as well as his Kodachrome slides illustrating his...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: John Maxwell - Indianapolis, IN
“Lou was a former co-worker in the Division of State Parks & Reservoirs. When I joined the Division I was told about his dedication to state parks,...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Dennis White - Warren, IN
“I met Lou through our both being residents of Greenwood Village South and participating in the Splinter Shop Committee here. I always found Lou to...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Ray Alexander - Greenwood, IN
“I met Lou when I worked in the Marketing Dept. of Greenwood Village South. I was always amazed at how upbeat he was and just loved that twinkle in...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Martha Mahoney - Greenwood, IN
“Gracious....gentlemanly.....enthusiastic...all of those words describe the Lou I met and got to know when he was in his early 80s. It was an honor to...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Ginger Murphy - Greenwood, IN
“I feel fortunate to have overlapped for four years with Lou after beginning my Indiana State Parks career in 1980. You recognized right away you...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Fred Wooley - Angola, IN
“Saying farewell to Lou is difficult as he was just the most sincere, passionate, and involved person ever within the realm of the Indiana State Park...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Steven Locke - Colorado Springs, CO
“Lou was a giant supporter of the DNR, IN State Parks interpretive program and always asked "how we were doing?" Our mutual love of nature and...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Eagleman - Nashville, IN
“I had only known Lou for 6 months and in that time we connected as friends. He use to tell me that I was a bright light in his day. When really he...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Lovins - Whiteland, IN
Louis D. Hasenstab Sr., 95, of Greenwood died on April 11, 2012 at Greenwood Village South. He was born on August 22, 1916 in Jeffersonville, IN, a son of Benjamin E. and Margaret L. (Hoagland) Smith. He loved his family. He was married to Eleanor R. Ghiotto. She preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, Louis D. Hasenstab Jr. of Indianapolis, and his daughter Karen Hasenstab of Northville, MI.
Louis served our country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a graduate of Butler University and remained an enthusiastic alumnus. Louis retired from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, in October of 1984 after 38 years of service. He was a recipient of the Tulip Tree Award for outstanding contribution in conservation, and appointed a Sagamore of the Wabash.
He was a member at All Souls Unitarian Church since 1947. A memorial service will be on Sunday at 3:30 PM at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 5805 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226. The Reverend Dr. Gretchen Woods will officiate.
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions are suggested to The Nature Conservancy, Indiana Chapter, 620 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis IN 46202.