Louis Milton Theisz

November 4, 1926September 8, 2013

Louis M. Theisz, Jr., 86, passed away on September 8, 2013. He was born on November 4, 1926 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Bertha and Louis M. Theisz, Sr. Mr. Theisz graduated from Maury High School but not before he enlisted, at 17, in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee and served in the Pacific Theater during 1944 and 1945. In 1946 he returned to home to receive his high school diploma. Upon graduation, he entered the Corps of Engineers at Ft. Norfolk, VA and soon enlisted in the Army. In 1951 during his first assignment, in Germany he met Traute and they married in Berlin and then served 20 years retiring as a Sergeant Major in 1969. During his service career he served in Hawaii, the Philippines, Okinawa, Korea, and Germany. Among his decorations are the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, American Defense Service Metal, WWII Victory Medal, United Nations Service Metal, American Occupation Medal (GR) and Good Conduct Medal w/4 clasps. He was one of the few in the US Army to have the US Navy Occupation Medal (China). Upon retiring from the military his next career took him into civil service where he worked 20 years as a demonstrator and scale model builder for the Navy and Marine Corps at the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Norfolk, VA. Louis loved to dance, fish and crab, make BBQ sauce, and have his steak every Saturday night. He and his wife also loved the beach and to travel. He is survived by his loving wife, Traute Theisz, son Eddy Theisz and his wife Carla, daughter Linda Halstead and her husband Arthur, one grandson, Jason Smith, and three great grandchildren, August, Havilah, Joshua Phineas. Special thanks to Mrs. Pauley who works so diligently for our veterans at the V. A. Office in Virginia Beach, the many caregivers who cared for Mr.Theisz during his illness, the physicians, nursing staff, aides, and assistants, as well as the wonderful custodial staff who all did such a remarkable job at Brighton Gardens and the Hampton Roads Veteran’s Community Living Center. Thank you for the compassion and consideration shown to Mr. Theisz and all of the continuing care they provided. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2:00PM at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to: The Seeing Eye Inc., P.O. Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963 – or Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 -


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Marion Leudesdorff

September 21, 2013

Traute, unser allerherzlichstes Beileid
zum Verlust Deines lieben Ehemannes. Du
bist in unseren Gedanken und wir bêten fuer Dich und Deine Tochter, Sohn, und
Enkelkinder. Marion und Jeanette

Eric and Kathy Allen

September 17, 2013

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. He led an exciting life of service to our Nation. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Jeff Stark

September 17, 2013

Eddy, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family for the loss of your father.

Greg & Michelle Richardson

September 17, 2013


We are truly saddened to hear of the loss of your father and we would like to express our sincere condolences to you and Carla. Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time.

Curtis & Susanna Craven

September 16, 2013

What a great life story. Your Dad is an American hero. I hope their are many happy memories and peace in the knowledge that he has returned home with honor.

John Salley

September 16, 2013

Eddy and Carla,

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dalton Family

September 15, 2013

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. We've lost a wonderful man, but heaven gained a loving man and he will continue to look upon his family to keep them safe. While Alzheimer's took so much from him, the love and support of his family was never ending.

You will remain in our prayers.