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Louis "Lou" Betti
May 28, 1937 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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KEWANEE – Louis “Lou” Betti, 86, of Kewanee, died at 9:25 p.m., Thursday, October 19, 2023 peacefully at the Kewanee Care Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 30 at Saint John Paul II Parish in Kewanee. Celebrant will be Fr. Ghislain Inai, SMA. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery of Kewanee where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the church in the form of Masses. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.
Lou Betti was born May 28, 1937 in Chicago, the son of Gene and Lea Betti. He married Bertha Mae Szakal in 1963 in Chicago. Lou is survived by his wife Bertha of 60 years of Kewanee, IL, four children; Mike (Una) Betti of Wheaton, IL, Marianne (Brad) Ahlgren of Nashville, TN, Teresa (AJ) Hussain of Lisle, IL, Cathleen (Bill) Schisler of Peoria, IL and grandchildren Annie, Sarah and David Dvorak, Nadia (Mateusz Kolosa) and Sania Hussain, Leah and Rulan Betti, and two nieces, Laura (Harvey) Carlson and Jill (Harvey) Hamilton. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Catherine (Betti) Kesserling and brother-in-law, Norm Kesselring.
Lou graduated from DePaul University and worked in manufacturing and construction. He served in the Army Reserves for six years. He had worked as a plant manager for Pines Trailer and later purchased Jensen Construction from which he retired. Lou was active in the Kiwanis Club of Kewanee where he had served as president and on various committees and served on the board of the Knights of Columbus and was a 4th degree Knight. He also served on the Kewanee Economic Development Corp., the United Way Board, and was president of the Courtyard Village Homeowners Association for several years. He was a member of Saint John Paul II Parish and was involved in its Capital Campaign Fundraiser.