Louis J. Anthoine, III

  • Born: September 18, 1937
  • Died: December 14, 2019
  • Location: Horicon, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services, Horicon

716 Clinton Street
Horicon, WI 53032

Tel. (920) 485-2217

Tribute & Message From The Family

Louis J. Anthoine III, age 82, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 14 surrounded by his wife in Horicon, Wisconsin. "Louie" was born on September 18th, 1937 to Louis John and Agnella (McDermott) Anthoine in Dubuque, Iowa.

Louie graduated high school in Dubuque from Loras Academy in 1955. After graduation he enlisted in the Army. Eventually, his love of history and education led him to pursue a career as an educator and in 1964 he graduated from UW-Platteville.

In May 1969, Louie was united in marriage to Sandra K. Kirkwood at in Dubuque, Iowa. He was a US History teacher at Horicon High School in Horicon, Wisconsin. As a teacher, he was known for his quick wit as well as his firm yet fair no nonsense teaching and colorful wardrobe, handpicked by his wife. While teaching in Horicon, Louie coached several sports and spent many years as a driver's education teacher. In 1999, after 33 years of dedication to the field of education, Louie retired from teaching to spend time with his family.

Louie enjoyed hunting and fishing. He could spend hours in a tree or on a boat. Louie loved the outdoors and sharing those experiences with his children. He was an animal lover and never met a dog he couldn't charm. Louie was a member of the American Legion Post 157 and loved to golf.

Louie is survived by his wife Sandra (Horicon), his children Nicole Anthoine Lake Havasu, AZ, Desiree' (George) Oswald Marshall, WI, and Louis (Shannon) Anthoine IV Franklin, WI, his grandchildren Deven, Louis John V (LJ), and Trenten. He is further survived by his sister Darla (John) Zanelli as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Louie was preceded in death by his son Travis John; his parents Louis and Angella Anthoine, in-laws Wendell and Edith Kirkwood, sister-in laws, Diane (Kirkwood) Arnold, Wendy (Kirkwood) Kelly and other relatives.

Visitation for Louie will take place on Saturday, December 21st, 2019 at Sacred Hearts Parish 950 Washington Anx, Horicon from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Father Justin Lopina officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Horicon American Legion Post #157. Following the funeral service Louie will be cremated and buried in Placid, Iowa.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation for the kindness and quality of care that Louis received at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI as well as Hillside Hospice Care out of Beaver Dam, WI.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to:
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover St Building 3. Hanover, MA 02339


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere sympathy to the family

Posted by Marilyn Guenterberg - Iron Ridge, WI - Friend   December 23, 2019

Sandy, Nicole, Desiree, Little Louis & Family my condolences and prayers are with you for the passing of your husband and father....Uncle Louis may your thoughts be calmed and rested in the enlightenment of heaven .... where you can see your beloved son, Travis, again.
John, Lauren, Reilly, Jack, & Tommy

Posted by Lauren Anthoine Zanelli-Porado - Fort Belvoir, VA - Family   December 22, 2019

Our prayers and condolences go out to the family. We at Keith's Marina have enjoyed knowing Louie for many years. We enjoyed his many visits over the years . Don't think he visited this year. We will miss him.

Posted by Pat Keith - WestBend, WI - Friend   December 20, 2019

Dearest Sandy,
Jerry and I were planning to call and visit today when we learned of Louie's death. We are so sorry...and send Loving Energy' to you and your kiddies. It warms the heart to think of all the fun times we spent together. Such good friends! We love you!

Posted by Jerry and Mary Drewes - Coleraine, MN - Teacher   December 19, 2019

Although, It's impossible to be with you now, you will always live in my heart and soul as a loving , fun-filled brother who always made me laugh, even at myself. For it's laughter that sustains us through the years, both in good and difficult times. At your final resting in Placid , Iowa with our Parents; I will reunite with you in the Spring. Your Ever loving sister, Darla

Posted by Darla Zanelli - Virginia Beach, VA - Sister   December 19, 2019

Sending prayers to Sandy and family. So many fun memories of Louie when he had to deal with Sandy, Marlene & myself on trips to Horicon. What a great time in heaven Louie & Marlene are going to have.
He was such a special guy that always had a smile on his face.

Posted by Dee (Henkels) Welbes - dubuque, IA - Friend   December 19, 2019

We send our prayers to Sandy and family. Louie hunted with us for the last 30 plus years. His great sense of humor and stories would light up a room. God Bless you Louie. Make sure you share some of your stories with the man upstairs.

Posted by Mark Langfield - Jackson - friend   December 18, 2019

I remember history class and driver's education with Mr. Anthoine. He vividly described the reason why you always wear shoes while driving, a story that involved the bluff in Dubuque. I was probably one of the few who knew what he was talking about having lived in Platteville before highschool. He was a great teacher with stories that gave color to everything he taught. I was privileged to be one of his last classes before he retired. His son Louis was in my class. My condolences to his whole family.

Posted by Laura Campbell - Dubuque, IA - Student   December 18, 2019

Mr Anthoine was my teacher in high school as well as my boys. He also endured as My Drivers Ed teacher. A very special person indeed. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Kate Hanni - Student   December 17, 2019

My deepest sympathy Sandy to you and your family. Sorry, i can't be there but you're in my prayers.

Posted by Lois Rehse - Horicon, WI - Family Friend   December 17, 2019

First know how sorry I am for your families loss, hopefully his struggles are over. I want you to know what my 53 yr. old daughter from Redgranite wrote when she saw his obit on line."He was a great teacher! I remember his sense of humor,especially in drivers ed!"

Posted by Judy McNamara - MAYVILLE, WI - Friend   December 17, 2019

It was my great good fortune to work with Louis in Horicon. He brightened every day I spent near him. My condolences to all.

Posted by Connie Wolff - Watertown, WI - Coworker   December 16, 2019

Mr. Anthoine was a unique and memorable personality, as well as a gifted educator, and he left an indelible impression on my young mind. His teaching style was unorthodox but highly effective, instilling in me a love of history that has stayed with me through college, graduate school, and my career thus far. To this day, friends and I use many of Mr. Anthoine's colorful expressions in our conversations and daily lives, and he is never far from my mind when I'm behind the wheel of a car. I am thinking of him today with renewed gratitude. Although I share the sorrow that his family doubtless feels at his passing, I also am heartened to know that heaven has gained a worthy soul.

Posted by Matt Reynolds - Chesterfield, VA - Student   December 16, 2019

RIP Louie I didn't know you long but enjoyed your company at our medical rehab. My thoughts and prayers to the family. You will be missed Ernie Scott

Posted by Ernest Scott - Burnett - Friend   December 16, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Love you uncle louie...

Posted by Mary Croft - Dubuque, IA   December 16, 2019


So glad i met you at Diane's enjoyed talking fishing and anything else that came up you are and always will be special may you rest in peace. Love you and sympathy to your family.

Posted by Sara Wallace - Hustisford, WI - Friend   December 16, 2019

Loving thoughts to all of you! He will always be with you in Spirit to guide you in the right direction!

Posted by Darlene Wuolle - Horicon, WI - Family Friend   December 16, 2019

I remember Mr. Anthoine as my history teacher. Always so helpful. R.I.P.

Posted by LeeAnn (LEHMAN ) HEIDEN - Necedah, WI - Student   December 16, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the loss your husband.

Posted by Mary Ann Sternat - Mayville - Friend   December 16, 2019

I am sorry for your loss Anthoine Family. He was a great neighbor and an even better teacher. Mr. Anthoine brought history to life in a way no other could, all the while holding us to higher ethics and morals, making us better humans in the end. Horicon has lost a giant.

Posted by Steven Thiede - Appleton, WI - Student   December 16, 2019


To the Anthoine Family,
So sorry on the passing of Louis. I had him as a teacher and my drivers ed instructor. I will always remember the early morning drives to the McDonalds in Bd for breakfast and his history class was always one that I looked forward too. He will be greatly remembered by me and I send you all prayers of peace in his passing. Again sorry for your loss.
Shannon Seering Keach HHS Class of 88

Posted by Shannon Seering-Keach - FoxLake, WI - Student   December 16, 2019

Sandy and family, I'm so sorry that Louis has left us. He was a wonderful and fun person for the teenagers at HHS. My children enjoyed him immensely. He will be long remembered. May you enjoy many happy memories to comfort you. Sincerely, Natalie Brimeyer

Posted by natalie Brimeyer - Daniel Island, SC - Friend   December 16, 2019

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