Louis Naretto

BRACEVILLE—Louis Michael Naretto, 88, of Braceville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at Morris Hospital.
Born April 13, 1931 in Gardner, he was the son of Anton and Lucia (nee Ceretto) Naretto. He was a Veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict and was an active and devout member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington. Louie served on numerous boards including Grundy County, Gardner Medical Center, Standard Bank-Southern Division, Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Braidwood, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, and the Gardner and Braceville Fire Protection Districts.
Louie was a member of the Men's Club at the church, the Knights of Columbus, and he previously was a 4-H leader. While Louie was always an agricultural farmer, he was also a dairy farmer for numerous years. When he wasn't busy farming, he enjoyed carpentry. He was known to build just about anything and offered his craft to many family and friends. He always looked forward to drinking coffee and getting the latest news at the Dibble Coffee Club with his friend, Barney Vigna.
Surviving are one son, Mark (Debbie) Naretto, of Lena, IL; three daughters: Rebecca (Jack) Jones, of Verona; Betsy (Kurt) Lutz, of Gardner and Bobbi (Robert) Petrungaro, of New Lenox; nine grandchildren: Roger (Michelle) Reed, Theresa (Rob) Rhea, Beth (Jay) Spitzer, Michael Lutz, Dan Lutz, Kelsey Lutz, Max Petrungaro, Lou Petrungaro and Gus Petrungaro; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his beloved wife, Jean Ann (nee Trotter) Naretto, whom he married Feb. 19, 1955 in Coal City, who recently passed away July 18, 2019; one brother, Joseph Naretto and two sisters, Antoniette and Mary Naretto.
Visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be from the funeral home, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Father Stanley Drewniak will officiate. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Braidwood
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be directed to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church or to the South Wilmington, Gardner, or Braceville fire departments.
For more information and to sign his online guestbook log on to www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com or find them on Facebook at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory.
R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.