Louis M. Ohly
Saturday, May 10, 1924
Date of Death:
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
95 years old
Louis M. Ohly
Louis M. Ohly, 95, of Rochester, MN, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019 due to heart failure.
Louis was born May 10, 1924 in Minneapolis to Francis Carr and Margaret Elmer (Mayhall) Ohly.
He married Beverly Jean DeGuise on January 15, 1949 in Minneapolis, MN. Lou was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and William Mitchell School of Law. Lou practiced Law in Rochester from 1971 until his retirement. During his practice he represented over a hundred thousand clients.
Lou enjoyed going to his cabin on the White Fish Chain. He also loved telling many stories.
He is survived by his children, Ann Marie Ohly, Catherine T. (Tuck) Nichols, Margaret E. (Warren) Aldridge, Louis M. Jr (Judy) Ohly, Paul M. (Gail) Ohly, Patricia K. Ohly, Jean L. Herbert, Steve J. Ohly, Barbara C. (Tod) Vantrease, John D. (Cindy) Ohly, James C. (Kim) Ohly, Robert T. (Heather) Ohly, and Mary A. Anderson; 33 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Lou was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; parents, Francis C. and Margaret E. Ohly; brother, Francis Carr Ohly; son, Michael Ohly; and son-in-law, James Anderson.
Both Lou and Bev had a profound fondness for their caregiver, Erica Baez.
The family prefers memorials to Rochester Ronald McDonald House, 850 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902, www.rmhmn.org/donate/.
A Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Rochester, MN with Rev. Russell Scepaniak and Rev. Charles Collins officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.
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Dear Ohly Family,
We're so sorry to hear of your parents both passing this summer. We didn't personally know Mr. & Mrs. Ohly but live in their neighborhood. For years, all the neighborhood children have all affectionately referred to your parents yard as "the monkeys" because of the monkey statues in the trees and bushes and sweet little fairy gardens that your parents put near the sidewalk.
When it's warm, nearly every night after dinner someone says "let's go to the monkeys" and we all walk together to check on the monkeys and play with the fairy garden. It's become a lovely tradition and I cherish all the times my husband and I have been able to chat with each other and watch our children race their scooters on this familiar route. I've often thought about the Ohlys as we visit their yard and hope they enjoyed seeing our children run by, because we certainly have loved visiting this sweet corner of our neighborhood.
Anna & Eric Reeve
Sorry to hear of Lou's passing. I always enjoyed the back and forth banter with him when I did work for him. May he rest in peace.
Our deepest condolences to the whole Ohly family on the passing of your patriarch and matriarch so close together. They were quite the team!
Al,Mary and family,
Sorry to hear about the death of your grandpa and father. You’ve shared so many stories about him. He sounds like he was a wonderful man and wish we could’ve met him. Hoping that all the good memories will be a comfort to you all while you grieve hiss loss. Know that we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Jon and Katie VandenBusch
My sincerest condolences as you grieve the loss of your mother and now your father.
i hope it is a comfort to think they would have chosen to make the end of this earthly journey together..after so many years of marriage.
I offer my prayer as together you experience new ways of being family .
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother and father. I have such wonderful memories of your parents, especially all the good times our families had vacationing together at Portage Camp Resort every summer. I will always remember your mom’s kindness and your dad’s sense of humor.
Our Prayers and condolences to the Ohly family. Lou was a very great and wonderful man. Now Bev and Lou can be together again. God bless you all.
Mike and Sharon Day
Please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers for your loss of Lou. He was a dear, special friend for many years and shall be missed for his sense of humor and stories of growing up in Minneapolis. He shared wise advice with a warm smile. Chuck and I always felt better after visiting with him. It is good to think he is with his lovely Bev again. May they both rest in peace surrounded by angels.
To the Ohly family,
Please accept my deepest condolences as you mourn both your father and mother. Your parents were the source of great joy for my family, particular for my parents who treasured the friendship they shared over the years. Summers at Portage Camp with your parents and our families together will always hold special memories for me.
with love, Jennie
Dearest Jim and Kim and families
My deepest sympathies to all of you Losing both parents so close together means that one could not live without another True ❤️ I'm so sorry for your families loss May your father Rest In Peace
Love to all
Nancy C Lehman
To Ohly Family,
Our deepest and sincere condolences to the Ohly family with the passing of Lou. Lou was a person of high integrity and founded a business providing sage advice and counsel to MANY people. He was an excellent role model in business and his personal life. While we can’t attend the funeral, our thoughts and prayers will be for the family.
Dick and Jill Lueck on behalf of the Lueck family
We are sorry for your loss, and the loss to all who met him will be great. Mr. Ohly gave us a great piece of advice the first time we met him and he somehow made us feel like we’d known him forever in the few meetings we had. His few sentences helped guide us during our child rearing days.
Our sincere condolences,
Gary and Cindy Truex
My condolences go out to the Ohly Family......Mr. Lou Ohly was a great man on a personal level and as a highly recognized lawyer @ the Ohly Law Office. He will be greatly missed for his personal warmth though out his life. Prayers for the family grieving and remember that he was a wonderful father, husband to Beverly, and a great grandfather to all of those grandchildren of his.....I'm not able to be at his service but will pray that the healing of the Ohly family is met soon.
Tara Savage Carlson
We extend our sincere sympathy to all of the family. Jim & Bev Adams
Prayers and condolences to the family he was a very nice man