Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

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Louis Carl Tano, "Lou"

Passed away on March 3, 2020


Louis Carl (Lou) Tano, age 83 of Dyer, IN (formerly of Chicago, IL) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.  Lou grew up in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood and joined the United States Coast Guard in 1954, serving in the New York, St. Louis, and Chicago areas.  He retired after 20 years as Chief Petty Officer in St. Louis, MO.  Lou worked in South Chicago for Ditech until retirement.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, USCG CPO Association, and St. George Church Folk Group and Choir.  Lou enjoyed cheering on the Chicago Bears, playing cribbage and cards (known to his competition as “Lyin’ Lou”), making furniture, as well as supporting and rooting on his kids and grandkids in their many adventures.

Lou is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mary Lou, children David, Mary (Tom), Adam, and Amanda (Matthew), his sisters Lee, Mary (Tom), and Teresa (Dan), as well as his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, He was also a dear friend to many.  Lou is preceded in death by his parents Carl and Helen.  Lou was loved by many and will be dearly missed.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Lou’s name to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance ( www.cgmahq.org/ ) would be appreciated. 

Military Honors and Committal Prayers Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:30 am DIRECTLY at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, IL. 60421.  Arrangements entrusted to Elmwood Funeral Chapel, St. John.  For more information 219-365-3474 or www.elmwoodchapel.com

Funeral

Military Honors and Committal Prayers DIRECTLY at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:30 am

Interment:
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Road
Elwood, Illinois 60421

Memorial Contributions:

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lou’s name to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance ( www.cgmahq.org/ ) would be appreciated. 

Condolences
"Mary Lou and family. Extending my deepest sympathy at the loss of Lou, My heart aches for you, I can't say I know how you feel, Mary Lou but I do feel for you. Sending much love to all. Send me an e-mail with your info, when I come North the next time, we could get together. Rita (Harkenrider) Prodoehl chgomom@hotmail.com"
- Rita Prodoehl
March 3, 2020 5:20 pm

"I wish I had the right words. Please know that I care and my thoughts are with the family."
- Polly Young
March 3, 2020 5:44 pm

"Amanda and family my thoughts and prayers are with your family as you go through through this loss. I pray for peace in your hearts and minds as the days continue this week. Amanda if there is anything I can do for you here at school, please reach out. Marissa Duppstadt"
- Marissa Duppstadt
March 4, 2020 10:16 am

"Dear Mary Lou, Treasuring many wonderful memories of times spent with you and Lou. I always admired you as a couple and enjoyed your friendship, especially singing in our St George Folk Group. My prayers and sympathy to you and your family, Ann Pettigrew "
- Ann Pettigrew
March 7, 2020 8:30 am

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