Louis Charles Asmus, 83, of Grosse Pointe Woods, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021.
He was born May 21, 1938, in Detroit, to Louis J. and Kathryn V. Asmus, both now deceased. Louie graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1956, and attended Michigan State University. He proudly served in the U.S. Army.
Louie was an active member of Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, through which he volunteered his time at the Nichols School in Detroit, delivering meals for children and helping with improvements at the school. He also was a 10-year member of the Elks Lodge and served two terms as Exalted Ruler. He was a devoted MSU fan and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His charm and ability to tell a great story brought joy to those who knew him.
Louie is survived by his son, Louis "Chip" Asmus (Stephanie); son-in-law, Joe Sullivan; stepdaughter, Leslie Rentschler (the late Doug); stepson, Michael Mullen (Ann); grandchildren, Patrick Sullivan (Kristen Gratton), Molly, Katy and Ben Asmus, Eve Mosher (Koebe) and Alex Breitmeyer (Tessa); great-grandchildren, Harlan and Callum Mosher; and sister-in-law, Gail Asmus.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rose "Kirk" Asmus; daughter, Jennifer Sullivan; and brother, Tom Asmus.
A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8625 E. Jefferson, Detroit. Family greeting begins at 9:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions in Louie's memory may be made to Detroit Public Schools Foundation, Portis Hicks Fund, 3011 W. Grant Blvd., Ste. 1004, Detroit, MI 48202.