Our beloved son, Louis Robert Froehlich, was tragically taken from us too soon as the result of being struck by a drunk driver. Louis was born on August 14, 2003, son of Scott and Amy (Gust) Froehlich. He graduated from Appleton West High School with the class of 2021. He is an active parishioner of St. Edward Catholic Community.
Louis was the kind of kid who was just so happy. Happy to help. Happy to play. Happy to love. He loved being with others whether it was family camping trips, playing baseball or swimming in the pool with his big brother. He grew into the kind of kid who was always the first to be a helper or share a toy. We were the most proud of him to witness how he would extend his hand to pick up a fellow teammate, a great example of sportsmanship. He had such fun playing all kinds of sports all through his short life, because he was part of a team, helping to reach a goal. His fearless approach to life permeated the activities he chose like BMX trick biking & competitive diving, pushing the limits of gravity. Although, what we will remember about him most is his way of loving others fearlessly. He wins the award for the longest hugs. Louis went on to begin his vocation as a craftsman in painting cabinetry. Building everything from bicycles, RC cars and building friendships that were among the young and old. You could find him biking throughout the neighborhood stopping to teach a kid a bike trick to helping a neighbor clear a driveway full of snow, turning it into something fun. RC car racing tracks were just as much about the races as it was about being with his family of RC car drivers. Here he goes again, helping friends figure out the best way to win on those laps. He was a hard worker, dedicated to his coworker team to make clients happy with their home cabinetry. Then there is his love of music and teaching himself how to drum at the age of 9! Structured lessons were not his thing, he was going to learn it on his own and that he did. He was hopeful in his new friendship to take it on the road and there again bring happiness to others through his music! He learned so many life lessons in his 19 years and grew even closer in his faith along the way. He reached so many goals he set but most of all he reached the goal God sets for all of us to simply love others.
Louis leaves behind his parents, Scott and Amy Froehlich; brother, Cole Froehlich; grandparents: Ronald and Colleen Froehlich; great grandparents: Donald and Geraldine Pennings and Rita Froehlich; aunts and uncles: Peter (Elizabeth), James (Roberta), Catherine (Robert), Philip (Beverly), Thomas, Christopher (Lori), Hope (James), Monica (Jeffrey), Beth (Terry) (Godparents), and Nathan Froehlich; and numerous cousins that were all very close to him.
Louis was preceded in death by his grandparents, Peter Louis and Vivian Gust; great grandfather, Donald Froehlich.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023, at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home Freedom Location, N3972 Columbia Ave., from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. A vigil service will conclude the evening at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at St. Edward Catholic Church, N2926 Hwy 47, Mackville, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon. For those wishing to view the service online, it will be live streamed on the St. Edward Parish Website. A private family burial will take place in the parish cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
The Froehlich family would like to extend a special thank you to the professional community helpers and Good Samaritans that assisted at the scene. Thank you to the medical care providers at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah Trauma Center. All of your life saving efforts and compassionate care will never be forgotten.
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