Adelmann, Louis

Louis F. Adelmann, Jr.

September 3, 1934 - January 18, 2018

Louis Francis Adelmann, Jr., of Plano, Texas, beloved husband, father, and friend, went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2018 after a short illness. Lou had a deep faith in God, loved his family dearly, and shared his sense of humor with all he met.

Lou was born September 3, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Louis and Catherine Adelmann. The oldest of four children, he attended St. Joseph University  in Philadelphia where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and lettered in baseball and track and field. He later received a Master of Arts degree in Theology from the University of Dallas. He enjoyed a long career in the aerospace industry working for both Boeing-Vertol and Bell Helicopter. His capstone career was the one he enjoyed the most; Lou taught history and religion to junior high students at St. Luke Catholic School in Irving, Texas. He treasured his 25 year ministry as a deacon in the Catholic Church, most of that time serving at St. Luke in Irving. Lou was a man of strong faith, a Catholic most of his life; he recently was a member of the Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco. Lou remained active throughout his life and pursued his passion for running, bicycling, and more recently, dancing. He enjoyed watching the Cowboys, Mavericks, and Rangers and would always talk about the latest games with his children. He was an avid photographer when his children were young and loved to spend his summers at the Jersey shore with his family. Nothing brought Lou more joy than spending time with those he loved.

Lou is survived by Vernell, his loving wife of more than 13 years; his 10 children and their spouses, Louis and Balinda Adelmann, Jackie Adelmann, Barbara Gross, Sue and Steve Dillier, Carrie and Pat Dolan, Bill and Kate Adelmann, Chris and Gay Adelmann, Julie and Eric Hendry, Daniel and Julie Adelmann, and David and Carrie Adelmann; his stepson and wife, Howard and Lori Absher; 30 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; his sister and brother; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by Eleanore Adelmann, his devoted wife of 48 years.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Calvary Hill Cemetery, 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday evening, January 23, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., beginning with the recitation of the Rosary, at Turrentine-Jackson- Morrow, 2525 Central Expressway N., Allen, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 25, 2018 at The Conservatory At Plano, 6401 Ohio Drive, Plano, Texas 75024.

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Dear Adelman family: I wish to convey my sincerest condolences to your entire family. Losing a loved one in death is one of the hardest things that anyone will ever have to deal with. There is a great hope held out to us for the future because God promises to bring those we lost back to life by means of a resurrection to a paradise earth, where sickness and death will be no more. I hope this brief message will bring you a measure of comfort in this difficult time Johnson family , January 26, 2018 I am terribly saddened to hear the passing of Lou Adelmann. I remember him as a kind, thoughtful and sincere person. Mr. Adelmann was one of a select few individuals that held my attention during a sermon. I remember him as an excellent basketball coach, I constantly strove to seek his praise in practice. I eagerly awaited the afternoons after school where David, Daniel and I would play a quick game of basketball I will say a prayer for the Adelmann family and will remember Lou Adelmann Benjamin Medina , January 24, 2018 Lou...thank you for your exemplary life as a faithful servant and loving husband. Dean Malone, January 23, 2018 Lou was a dear friend, a blessing to my family and a great counsel to me. I will miss him very much. Timothy & Lani Veler, January 23, 2018 I enjoyed knowing Lou after he and my Aunt Vernell were married. What a wonderful man. nancy adler, January 23, 2018 I always knew Lou as a kind, intelligent and Spirit filled man. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Dairel Bobbitte, nephew of his wife Vernell, January 23, 2018