September 23, 1930 ~ January 10, 2022

Born in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Resided in: Pendleton, Indiana

William “Bill” Thurau Louden, 91 – Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Left this world on Monday, January 10th, 2022 for his heavenly home. He passed peacefully at Rawlins Nursing Home in Pendleton, Indiana with his wife by his side.

He was born on September 23, 1930, to Elmer Charles and Margret Elizabeth Louden at the Indiana Christian Hospital in Indianapolis. Early in Bill’s childhood he had health complications that resulted in the loss of his hearing and his left eye. These setbacks did not hinder him from having a long and fulfilling life. He graduated from the Indianapolis School for the Deaf in 1950 where he was a member of the high school track and basketball team. Bill’s hobbies included bowling, where he obtained many trophies, wood working, and golf for a short time.  He was a member of Southport Heights Deaf Christian Church.  He was a member of the Greater Indianapolis Deaf Club.  Bill and Georgia enjoyed traveling to the Bahamas, Hawaii, and Florida during their retirement.

Bill married his first wife, Emma Susan Vaughn in 1962. They had 3 children, Michael William, Robert Lee, and Katherine Sue. Bill and Susan divorced in 1975. Bill then married Georgia C. LeMaster on September 30th, 1979. They were married 42 years at the time of his passing. Bill worked as an architect for many years before starting his career with the US Post Office, where he retired 21 years later.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Jack Elmer Louden; and his granddaughter Nicole Faith Louden.

Bill is survived by his wife, Georgia C. Louden (Pendleton); His 3 children,  Michael Louden (Pam) of Indianapolis, Robert Louden (Lynn) of Fortville, and Kathy Fisher (Lowell) of Fortville; 9 grandchildren, Chad Hiner (Laura), Jason Hiner (Liz), Joshua Hougland, Jared Hiner (Ashley), Courtney Hiner, Samantha Camp (Jacob), Amanda Louden, Tyler Louden (Annie), Austin Fisher (Jamie); 18 great grandchildren, Kamdyn(20), Luke(17), Bryce(17), Dominic(15), Annelise(15), Hunter(14), Sophia(14), Catherine(13), Ashton(12), Andrew(12), Remington(11), Ava(10), Emalyn(10), Liam(8), Lexi(7) Aurora(6), Arlo(1), Zachary(1); his stepdaughter Glenna Barnett (John); 4 step-grandchildren; Carrie Smith (Terry), Kristen Ware (Ben), Brad Barnett (Erin), Drew Barnett (Victoria); 8 step-great grandchildren; Nic(20), Jackson(17), Eli(14), Eleanor(11), Andrew(9), Carter(6), Jordyn(6), Meredith(2).

There will be a memorial service held on Friday, January 28th , 2022

at 11 am at Bethel Baptist Church 3308 State Road 13, Lapel, Indiana, 46051.

Luncheon to follow.


Bill’s ashes will be interned at Washington Park Cemetery East in Indianapolis at a private family ceremony at a later date.


Memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to


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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Sorry I’m not able to attend the service today. You all are in our thoughts & prayers.

    PS We will be making a donation to 4P in honor of your Dad.🙏

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