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Edwin Louer

January 30, 1938 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Edwin Louer Obituary

Antique firearms and Ohio land were passions of Edwin Louer who died March 6,

2024, at his Williamsport home in Ohio.

Edwin Mandel Louer was born January 30, 1938, in Evanston, Illinois, to the late

Ellen Jones Bennett and Albert Emanuel Mandel Louer. Ed grew up on the North

Shore of Chicago and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1956.

Following graduation, he drove west in an elderly pickup truck towing his horse to

pursue his interest in Western history and culture at the University of Arizona in

Tucson. After one semester Ed realized that his true desire was a hands-on

education in how to be a modern cowboy. Subsequently, Ed left school to work on

a cattle ranch in northern Arizona. It was there he learned the essential cowboy

skills including riding, roping, branding cattle, mending fences, and tending to the

herd. In 1960, he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Sill,

Oklahoma. He was honorably discharged in 1961 and returned to Tucson where

he lived until 1976. Ed then moved to Circleville, Ohio, to manage his mother's

family farm in the Williamsport area which he did for more than fifty years.

Beyond the farm and cowboy life, Ed's other passion was antique firearms as they

were a gateway, embracing American history. Ed loved traveling to rodeos, and

especially gun shows, throughout the country. He reached the pinnacle of his

roping career by qualifying for the 1995 Senior National Team Roping finals in

Guthrie, Oklahoma. In addition, he became a well-known and respected expert in

American firearms and militaria. Along the way he made many lifelong friends

who enjoyed his storytelling which never missed a detail.

Ed was a true patriot who revered those who fought for our great country and

preserved our freedoms. Through all his adventures, Ed's favorite place was home

on his Ohio farm.

Ed is survived by his children: Juan Louer, Kathy Kimbrough (Jim), Tom Louer

(Molly),  Brandi Fausnaugh (Scott), Kate Jackson (Jason), Nancy McCormack (Ian), and Jessi Louer, as well as twelve grandchildren. He is also survived by two

brothers: Roger Louer (Anita), St Helena, CA, and Albert Louer (Wendy Cooper),

Kennett Square, PA.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

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