Louis E. Blais, 72 year old resident of Long Prairie, MN, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Celebration of Life will be held in the spring of 2021. Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN.
Louie was born on January 15, 1948 in Little Falls, MN to the late James and Rosalia (Casey) Blais. He grew up in Swanville, MN, and attended Swanville Schools. After school, Louie moved to Fridley, MN, and then started a job at Juster-Olympic Steel in Plymouth. He worked there for 24 years from 1967-1991. Louie was united into marriage to Karen (Susie) Tretter on October 28, 1972. They moved to Coon Rapids, and raised their three children. When Louie retired from Juster-Olympic, he moved back to Swanville.
Louie is survived by children, Jason of Upsala, MN, Joshua of Brainerd, MN, and Shane of Starbuck, MN; grandchildren, Levi, Cody, Dominic, Alissa, and Tyleen; great-grandchildren, Ezra and Sakyia; brothers and sisters, Mavis Blue, Dorinda (Casper) Fiedler, Colleen Meagher, Shirley (David) Eggerth, John (Lois) Blais, and Dawn (Gary) Pogatchnik.
Louie was preceded in death by parents, James and Rosalia; siblings, Harold and Mary Blais; brothers-in-law, Richard Meagher, Dick Blue, and Jim Wirth.