Class of 1959
Logansport High School
Logansport, Indiana

Louis J. Polsinelli
August 24, 1941 - March 1, 2001

 

     (typed from Pharos Tribune 3-3 obit by Marilou Smith Reason) 

   A funeral Mass for Louis Joseph Polsinelli, 59, of Maryville,Tenn., formally of Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m.  Monday in All Saints Catholic Church.  He passed away Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Maryville, Tennessee.
   Born Aug.  24, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Anthony Louis Polsinelli and Lucy Firmani Polsinelli, who survives in Logansport.  On Dec. 9, 1994, in Gatlinburg, Tenn., he was married to Cindy L. Smith, who also survives.
   A 1959 graduate of Logansport High School, he attended Ball State University and Fort Lewis A&M in Durango, Colorado.
   He was a member of the Chesterton {Ind.} police force for more than five years.
   An avid golfer, he taught golf to Bethleham Steel employees' children in Chesterton.
   When in Logansport, he established the annual Polsinelli Open Golf Tournament.
   He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion in Logansport.
   Also surviving are one son, Louis J.  Polsinelli II, Maryville, Tenn.; two daughters, Kimberly Polsinelli, Chicago, Ill., and Gina Polsinelli, Griffith; one stepson, Benjamin Smith, and one stepdaughter, Danielle Smith, both of Maryville, Tenn.; his twin sister and her husband, Judith P.  and Jim Atherton, Anderson; one nephew, Jay Atherton, and his fiancee, Dina Marie Andrews, Arlington, Va.; one niece and her husband, Janelle and Jeff DeWolf, Carmel; one great-nephew, Jack DeWolf, and one great-niece, Julia DeWolf, both of Carmel; one uncle and his wife, Lawrence and Clara Firmani, Logansport; five aunts and their spouses, Mary and Elmer Antonelli, Mary L.  Marocco, and Madalyne and Paul Donahue, all of Logansport, Mary Marocco, Palo Alto, Calif., and Marian Marocco, Sarasota, Fla.; and his mother-in-law, Grace Smith Grovertown, and his late father-in-law, Rolla Smith.
His paternal grandparents, Louis and Judith Polsinelli, and his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Josephine Firmini, also preceded in death.
Father John Zahn will officiate at the Mass.  Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
   Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m.  Sunday in Marocco Funeral Chapel, where a Scripture Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the family.