Louis N. Probst, age 100, of Port Washington, WI peacefully passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls, WI.

Lou was born in Addyston, Ohio on September 20, 1920.  He was the son of Louis and Lillian Bates Probst.  He attended Taylor High School in North Bend, Ohio and upon graduation, waited for the love of his life to graduate.

He married Ruth Eileen Mueller of Cleves, Ohio on June 3, 1944.  She preceded him in death on July 13, 2008.  They were together for 64 years.

In 1944, Lou “joined” the US Army and was a tanker in the 14th Armored Division in the European Theatre of World War II.  After returning from the Army, Lou attended the Art Academy in Cincinnati.  He soon took a job as a commercial artist.

Lou retired as Executive Vice President and Marketing Manager for Jung Products in Cincinnati in 1962.

In 2003, Lou and Ruth moved to Port Washington, WI; residing at the Harbor Village.

Though art hadn’t been his job for many years, it continued as a lifelong passion and he was still drawing and creating at age 100.

He is survived by his son Eric (Linsey Nix) Probst of Port Washington and grandson Joseph.

No services at this time. Final interment at Maple Grove Cemetery in Cleves, Ohio.



  1. Rick my heart is with you …

  2. I am sad to lose a friend, Lou was a dignified and honorable man.

  3. We first met Lou several years ago while he was quietly and contently sketching at a table at Smith Bros. Coffee Shop in Port Washington. Our friendship grew after that first meeting. For us, Lou was a true inspiration and role model who demonstrated to us that age is just a number and should never limit your imagination, creativity and sense of curiosity and adventure. We will miss you, Lou. Rest in peace.
    Please inform us of services in Ohio, should friends be allowed to participate.

  4. He was The Gentleman of the game Grand Tanks, a great player and a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed by all who were honoured to know him.

    ICE WARRIOR and Team Claymores of U.K.

  5. Although I had the pleasure of knowing Lou for only a short time, he was an inspiration to all who knew him. I will remember his smile and zest for life. His love for the arts was instrumental encouraging me to give it a try. His approval of my meager efforts kept me wanting to try things I never thought I could. Thursday breakfast get togethers won’t be quite the same without him.

  6. Ric. A fitting tribute to a worthy father. He was blessed to spend his later years near you and Your family. He enjoyed a great life and took full advantage to enjoy every minute. May he Rest In Peace. I hope you will let us know when his Ohio services are conducted.

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