OBITUARY

Dr. Louis E. Deere

November 24, 1938January 18, 2019
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Louis E. Deere was born on November 24, 1938 and passed away on January 18, 2019.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Wake Service Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, January 25, 2019
REMEMBERING

Dr. Louis E. Deere

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James “Smitty” Smith

February 2, 2019

Louise, it’s with my family’s deepest condolences for you and the entire Deere's Family. Words cannot express our sincere Thanks for your father. He was a great man, doctor, father, grandfather and community leader. He will be miss and you and the family’s, keep looking to the hills from where your help comes from and it is from the Lord. Be encourage my friend.

Robert Gordon

January 31, 2019

Dr. Louis Deere was a fine man, friend, husband, father, grandfather, and psychiatrist who helped many people in his life. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Scott McDowell

January 24, 2019

Dr. Deere was a member of the board of APAA for several years and for some of those I had the privilege of serving with him. He was a generous man with a big heart. He had a knack of being able to stay focused on what needed attention while maintaining perspective and a wonderful sense of humor throughout. He cared deeply about people and worked to help others. Dr. Deere will be missed greatly by those he helped directly and indirectly. We are fortunate he was the man he was.

DAVID FELTON WILLIAMS

January 24, 2019

I KNEW LOUIS SINCE HE CAME IN THE PROGRAM. WE WERE VERY CLOSE BACK THEN, AND I SET UP THE CLUB ON Ann Arbor FOR HIM AND OUR FRIEND LARRY GILL AND I WERE PART OF THE FIRST BOARD. LOUIS AND I SPENT MUCH TIME TOGETHER AS WE WENT THOUGH LARRY'S LAST ILLNESS. LOUIS WAS AN INSPIRATION. HE WAS AT JOHN MCSHANE'S MONTHLY ATTY. MEETING WITHIN THE LAST YEAR OR SO AND LOUIS AND I SPENT A LONG TIME AFTER THE MEETING JUST SHARING OLD TIMES. I MISS HIM ALREADY!

DAVID FELTON WILLIAMS

Sandra "Sandi" Simpson

January 23, 2019

I wish to add to my first memory. Dr. Louis Deere didn't follow Bill W as much as he did Dr. Bob, who wrote and talked so much about humility. This was the early doctor, and Louis was ours. A gentleman and a gentle man. All those he sponsored and grand sponsored were given such a precious gift. All those he spoke with were so fortunate. Whether he met someone in a three piece tailored suit, or someone who walked in with only the clothes on their back after weeks of living on the streets, he gave them respect, shared his wisdom, and they knew he cared. His family understood that he was the man he was. A great man, who loved his family dearly, but needed to be there for so many others. An incredible example of what a man can be.

Sandra Simpson

January 22, 2019

Whether hearing him speak at TAAP meetings in the 80's, or talking with peers and staff at APAA in the 2000's, Dr. Louis Deere was always there for anyone who sought his wise counsel and support. His life was one of always giving to others with wisdom and compassion. He has left so much to so many. Time to rest on the wings of the angels.

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