of Manchester, MI, age 75, died Saturday, October 27, 2018 at his home. He was born March 27, 1943 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Joseph W. & Mary (Ross) Hachey.
Louie was a unique character and an avid sportsman.
Character: one of the attributes that make up and distinguish an individual
Avid: characterized by enthusiasm and vigorous pursuit
Sportsman: a person who engages in sports such as hunting or fishing
“Avid” may not be a strong enough word for Louie’s many pursuits; perhaps if it were in all caps: AVID. He was an AVID pursuer of life, Alice was the love of his life, and if he wasn’t hunting or fishing, he was tending his garden. Louie loved to share his bounty, passing along the vegetables he grew, venison he hunted, or the fish he caught. He shared his passion and knowledge of the woods, lakes, and life-lessons with many, teaching everyone he encountered with a little bit of something. He was an AVID storyteller of all the crazy and almost unbelievable escapades he’s had. If you knew him, you knew there was truth behind those words and you probably shook your head, chuckled a bit, and thought to yourself, “what an adventure this man had.” And what an adventure he had.
His career as a merchant marine took him across the globe. He’s traveled to Singapore, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Holland, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia, to name a few. Each trip brought their own new and unique stories – some he was willing to share, and some he kept private.
He and Alice first met when they were teenagers. Life took them in separate directions at the time, but life brought them back together years later. They were perfect for each other – she was strong and independent, and not afraid to tell him like it is. And he listened and respected her like no other. She was good for him, he knew that, but he also knew he loved her deeply.
He married Alice Culp in Chelsea on February 24, 1990, and she preceded him in death on January 29, 2015. Survivors include a son, Roland Hachey of Traverse City; a step-daughter, Rebecca (Mike) Trester of Belleville a step-son, Richard (Janice) Winnick of Grass Lake; a step-daughter, Margo Sable of Phoenix, AZ; many grandchildren, Justin & Logan Hachey, Devyn Trester, Mackenzie Trester, Zachary Trester, Nicole Risner, Kylie & Carson Yenkel; three great grandchildren, Lux Redfern, Madison & Logan Keaton; a brother Joseph W. Hachey of Pinckney, a sister, Maxine (Hachey) Smith of Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.
Louie’s favorite farewell to his friends and family, and the most appropriate way to capture his final sendoff: Catch ya later. Catch ya mañana. Catch ya later, toots. Toodles.
No services are planned. A private burial will be held at Manchester United Methodist Church Memorial Garden. Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring Home Health Hospice, 900 Cooper St, Jackson, MI 49202. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.
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