Mr. Louis P. Vitali, Galesburg Chapel

Vitali, LouisObit_US_Flag93, of Galesburg, died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013 in Seminary Manor.
He was born February 19, 1920 in Galesburg, the son of James and Catherine (Asnicar) Vitali. He married Sue Belle Tuggle on September 8, 1951.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sue; a daughter, Nancy (and Jeff) Webber of Galesburg; five grandchildren, Robby (and Jody) Vitali, Kristina (and Dave) Sellards, Kristy Webber, Jason (and Brooke) Webber, and Zack Webber; and five great grandchildren, Bell, Myli, Olivia, Khloe, and Landyn. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Louis S. Vitali on October 8, 2002; two brothers, George and Joe Vitali; and six sisters, Edwina Watters, Emma Trettenero, Della Vitali, Mary Oaks, Lena Bell, and Marjorie Burkhardt.
Louis was a salesman for 55 years working for Black Brothers Hardware for 15 years, Leo Stein Sporting Goods for 20 years, and Haehnel-Reynolds Restaurant Supply for 10 years. He retired in 1985. He was a lifelong Galesburg resident who graduated from Galesburg High School in 1938. Louis was a member of First Baptist Church and served on its Board of Deacons and volunteered in the nursery.
He served in the United States Air Transport Command for nearly four years. He was a Tech Sgt. and was stationed in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Daniel Siems will officiate. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Cremation will follow the funeral with burial 1 p.m. Tuesday in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at

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6 Guestbook Entries to “Mr. Louis P. Vitali, Galesburg Chapel”

  1. Sue don’t no if you remember me but I work at the Main St HyVee. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and sending you my prayers. I am so sorry to hear about your lose.

  2. Sue & Family, so sorry to hear of Lou’s passing. I have fond memories of Lou from the many years that he bowled with my Dad. I bought my first set of golf clubs from Lou when he worked for Leo Steins. You both were such good friends with my parents. You and your family are in our prayers. God bless.

  3. Sue and family,
    My deepest sympathy. Louie was a dear sweet man, and the two of you are among my fondest Galesburg memories.

    Diane Goode

  4. Sue & Family,

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Nancy and I playing dolls while our parents bowled. I believe you were part of my folks dancing friends as well. Great memories of the many great times and friendship with my parents and our family.

    You are in my prayers.

  5. Dear Nancy, Jeff, and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you in His arms during this difficult time.
    Gary, Judy and family

  6. Jeff, Sue & Family,
    Sorry to hear the loss of your Dad. What a great guy he was I remember him during the Legion Years when Louie played with my brother Rob. May God Bless You during these most difficult times! God Bless!

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