Louis J. Bishop


Louis J. Bishop, 81, of Sumner and formerly of Denver, died Saturday, September 21, 2013, at the Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Congregation Church in Tripoli, Iowa with Rev. John E. Block officiating. Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner will provide military rites.  Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver and for one hour preceding services at the church on Wednesday. Memorials may be made in his name to Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver are assisting Lou’s family.

Louis Joseph Bishop, son of Rexford Thorncliffe and Mabel Florence Douchette Bishop, was born April 9, 1932, in New London Connecticut. Lou graduated from high school in Connecticut and attended college for three years. He served with the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1951, during the Korean War. In August of 1983, he was united in marriage with Joan K. Becker. He was employed building roads and bridges by various heavy construction companies over the years. He and his wife were also resident managers at Fullerton Funeral Home in Rockwell for many years. A resident of Sumner since December of 2010, he was a member of Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner.

In addition to his wife, Joan of Sumner, he is survived by two sons, Kent Dobbs of Denver, Colorado and Steve (Tonia) Dobbs of Waterloo; one daughter, Diana (Brad Nation) Meyerhoff of Dunkerton; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and his best friend, “Joe B”.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters. 


Gary Eckholm on September 26, 2013 at 4:46 PM said:

GOD Bless Lou and his family worked with Lou years ago
Mark & Dawn Vogel on September 25, 2013 at 5:56 PM said:

Our sincerest condolences, Lou was a great person.
Richard L. and Tonda Foster on September 24, 2013 at 6:06 PM said:

Joan and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I worked with Lou at the YMCA for a few years and we became very dear friends. Birthdays and Holidays always had a phone conversation and a good story. He loved his Red Sox and Cardinals and I my Twins and Yankees. Lou will find and everlasting peace with the Lord and will live in your memories forever. Lou fought the good fight, he finished the race and he kept the faith. Godspeed Louie! Richard and Tonda Foster, Cedar Falls, IA
Janel Thurm on September 24, 2013 at 11:46 AM said:

Joan and Dianna, Very sorry to hear about the death of Louis. He was a very sweet man and will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dennis Phillips on September 23, 2013 at 3:10 PM said:

Sorry for your loss, It's a loss for us all ,will see you at the funeral home . Dennis and Joan Phillips
rickandcarolynsawyer on September 23, 2013 at 11:43 AM said:

we send our deepest sympathy on th loss of your loved one louis bishop he was a wonderful person to know and he has help alot of people in the program. may the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your heart may god bless you and your family always.
Gary and Doris Wood on September 23, 2013 at 9:24 AM said:

Dear Joan
We were very saddened when We heard the news about Lou’s death. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do for you to help you cope with this difficult situation.
We will always remember, “this old booger” and the many hours spent sharing together.

Our love and sympathy to you and your family,
Gary and Doris Wood
Colleen on September 22, 2013 at 6:16 PM said:

Joan .. May the special things about Lou live on inside your heart forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lou was always such a caring individual and will be missed greatly. May God hold you in His everlasting arms and give you peace and comfort.

With deepest sympathy.
Eldon and Vicki Swanson on September 22, 2013 at 3:47 PM said:

Joan our prayers are with you. Lou will be missed by many. He was an "old booger" but he was a great one. I am so glad I had a chance to talk with him at the Labor Day picnic. I will remember that always. Take care and God bless you during this difficult time.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home

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