• Creator
  • Harry Lemen, photographer
  • Created Date
  • 1925
  • Description
  • Louis Decar was born June 30, 1923 in his beloved Madison. His father, also Louis, was the chief florist at the Madison State Hospital until his death in 1924. His mother, Helen, raised him. Louis, or Louie, as he is most commonly called, went to school here, graduating from Madison High School in 1941. He served in World War II and returned here to work at the Pearl Packing Company for over 30 yeers where he was in charge of the once-famous F... more
    Louis Decar was born June 30, 1923 in his beloved Madison. His father, also Louis, was the chief florist at the Madison State Hospital until his death in 1924. His mother, Helen, raised him. Louis, or Louie, as he is most commonly called, went to school here, graduating from Madison High School in 1941. He served in World War II and returned here to work at the Pearl Packing Company for over 30 yeers where he was in charge of the once-famous Fairmount Brand division. After the demise of the packing plant he worked at Butler Dairy and the Madison School Corporation until his retirement. Louie and his wife, Mary, lived downtown in Madison for many years but have lived "on the hilltop" for quite some time now. Mr. Decar is well known as one of the most avid basketball fans in the state. He has always been a faithful backer of the Madison Cubs and the Indiana Hoosiers. He is also an expert on the history of steamboats, giving talks and demonstrations to school children and civic groups. Picture taken circa 1925. less
  • Format
  • negatives