Expenses for Louis Gumpenberger

$5,000 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 22 months
Chris Damato
on behalf of Margaret Burch
 O FALLON, MO
Louis Gumpenberger was just 33 years old when he was taken in a senseless killing on August 16, 2016. This tragic death is currently under investigation in O'Fallon, MO. He was such a sweet, loving man so full of life and laughter. Even though he had a traumatic brain injury that left him severely impaired, he was ready to start a new job. The family is just devastated by this loss and could use some help. Louis is survived by his mother Margaret (Granny), his brothers, Robert and Michael, and his two children Desi and Trevelyan.

Granny and Louis were always together. It's a running joke that they were 'joined at the hip' because when one was around, the other was sure to be there too. Louis was a sweet flirt with the ladies and just loved babies and kids. In fact, he wanted to get married one day and have more babies. He was so good around them. He was just a big, fun-loving kid himself.

Louis loved to play all kinds of games with his son Trevelyan. He was very good at chess and liked Uno a lot. Louis loved to exercise. He walked frequently, lifted weights, enjoyed swimming. Before his car accident in 2005, he was one belt away from a black belt. Louis thoroughly enjoyed watching his kids train in martial arts, as that used to be a big part of his life.

Please consider helping Granny and their family with the funeral expenses and future expenses for the children.  This is a difficult time for them to have such a kind and gentle man taken from them in such a horrific and sudden way.  Louis did not have life insurance and there is not enough money to cover funeral expenses and other outstanding bills.

Also, as well, any prayers you can offer for this family would be greatly appreciated.

Baue Funeral home in St. Charles, MO is generously offering the family a discount and donation of services, as well as, merchandise to help lower the cost.  There is still a balance to be covered and other outstanding bills.  Along with possibly starting a trust fund for Trevelyan.

This fund has been established by a friend of the family and has the full cooperation and support of Margaret Burch.


If you would like to sign his guestbook with Baue and light a candle for Louis, the link is  http://www.baue.com/obit/louis-royse-gumpenberger/
+ Read More
Services for Louis will be on Saturday, Sept. 24. They will be at held at Hope Lutheran Church , located on 1974 Old Hwy 94 S, St Charles, MO 63303.
It will be from 10am until 12pm and then a repass luncheon afterward. Everything will be at Hope Lutheran.
Thank you for your support so far! We all appreciate it very much!
+ Read More
Please keep sharing and passing along. There is still a bit to go. Your help is VERY much appreciated!!! Thank you and God Bless!!!
+ Read More
We thought it might be nice to show some pictures with his family. If you can, please continue to share this gofundme page as there is still some to go. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!! It is so greatly appreciated!!
Louis with his children
Louis with his family
+ Read More
On behalf Granny and Marcy, the kids, myself... We sincerely thank all of you for your kind words and generosity. Once we have more information regarding his funeral, it will be posted.
Thank you SO much again, your help is truly appreciated, for the funeral, for outstanding bills, for a trust fund for the children. It's all been so overwhelming, to say the least. Your helping is making it possible.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Marcy Wilmsmeyer
22 months ago
2
2

We are going to miss him alot but I know the kids are missing him the most. This has been super hard on everyone. From Granny: I miss him so much!! Thank you all so much for your support so far! Its really going to help since Louis didnt have a life insurance policy. Granny is hoping to set up a trust fund for the children also.

+ Read More
Jessica Vick Meyers
22 months ago
1
1

Crime Victims' Compensation may also be able to help with these expenses. Please call Crime Victim Advocacy Center at 314-652-3623 for an application and with any questions. CVAC also offers free counseling for family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. Supportvictims.org

+ Read More
Stephie Dawn
21 months ago

I have a picture of him and I at my freshman homecoming. If you want to share it I can send it.

+ Read More
Nicole Heilig
5 months ago

I worked at sunshine Louis asked me to marry him daily alot of amazing memories.... VERY MUCH MISSED....

+ Read More
Gayle Sue
17 months ago

Margaret I am so sorry to here about Louis....I remember him as a baby and growing up ...prayers to you and your family......gayle (eads) Edwards

+ Read More
Karen Crawford
21 months ago

I AM SORRY I COULD NOT GIVE MORE. LOUIS WAS A GREAT GUY , I MET HIM AT CENTER POINTE HOSPITAL A FEW YEARS AGO. HE WAS VERY SWEET AND KIND . HE REALLY LOVED HIS CHILDREN AND HIS MOTHER HE TALKED ABOUT THEM OFTEN. I HAVE NOT SEEN LOUIS IN FEW YEARS BUT REMEM- BER LIKEI HAD SEEN HIM YESTERDAY. I WAS JUST DEVASTATED WHEN I FOUND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. THE PEOPLE AT CENTER POINTE WERE ALSO. A FEW OF US HAVE TALKED TO POLICE ABOUT HIM TELLING THE POLICE HE IS NOT CAPABLE OF THE THINGS HE WAS ACCUSED OF . I KNEW RIGHT AWAY SOMETHING WAS NOT RIGHT. PLEASE KNOW THAT LOUIS HAS ALOT OF FRIENDS AND SUPPORT FROM US. IF THERE IS A PUBLIC FUNERAL COULD YOU PLEASE POST DATE AND TIME I WOULD LOVE TO PAY MY RESPECTS TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY. GOD BLESS LOUIS AND HIS BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. KAREN CRAWFORD

+ Read More
Debbie Louski
22 months ago

Shannon, i meant to say stay strong for your kids, I know this is a very hard time for you and Louis's family..please keep us posted on Louis's funeral arrangements..

+ Read More

$5,000 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 22 months
Created August 25, 2016
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$25
Anonymous
15 months ago
$25
Anonymous
15 months ago
$60
Anonymous
20 months ago
1
1
$25
Anonymous
21 months ago
1
1
$100
Jo Starrs
21 months ago
1
1

I am so sorry. My deepest condolences

$25
Anonymous
21 months ago
1
1
Marcy Wilmsmeyer
22 months ago
2
2

We are going to miss him alot but I know the kids are missing him the most. This has been super hard on everyone. From Granny: I miss him so much!! Thank you all so much for your support so far! Its really going to help since Louis didnt have a life insurance policy. Granny is hoping to set up a trust fund for the children also.

+ Read More
Jessica Vick Meyers
22 months ago
1
1

Crime Victims' Compensation may also be able to help with these expenses. Please call Crime Victim Advocacy Center at 314-652-3623 for an application and with any questions. CVAC also offers free counseling for family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. Supportvictims.org

+ Read More
Stephie Dawn
21 months ago

I have a picture of him and I at my freshman homecoming. If you want to share it I can send it.

+ Read More
Nicole Heilig
5 months ago

I worked at sunshine Louis asked me to marry him daily alot of amazing memories.... VERY MUCH MISSED....

+ Read More
Gayle Sue
17 months ago

Margaret I am so sorry to here about Louis....I remember him as a baby and growing up ...prayers to you and your family......gayle (eads) Edwards

+ Read More
Karen Crawford
21 months ago

I AM SORRY I COULD NOT GIVE MORE. LOUIS WAS A GREAT GUY , I MET HIM AT CENTER POINTE HOSPITAL A FEW YEARS AGO. HE WAS VERY SWEET AND KIND . HE REALLY LOVED HIS CHILDREN AND HIS MOTHER HE TALKED ABOUT THEM OFTEN. I HAVE NOT SEEN LOUIS IN FEW YEARS BUT REMEM- BER LIKEI HAD SEEN HIM YESTERDAY. I WAS JUST DEVASTATED WHEN I FOUND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. THE PEOPLE AT CENTER POINTE WERE ALSO. A FEW OF US HAVE TALKED TO POLICE ABOUT HIM TELLING THE POLICE HE IS NOT CAPABLE OF THE THINGS HE WAS ACCUSED OF . I KNEW RIGHT AWAY SOMETHING WAS NOT RIGHT. PLEASE KNOW THAT LOUIS HAS ALOT OF FRIENDS AND SUPPORT FROM US. IF THERE IS A PUBLIC FUNERAL COULD YOU PLEASE POST DATE AND TIME I WOULD LOVE TO PAY MY RESPECTS TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY. GOD BLESS LOUIS AND HIS BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. KAREN CRAWFORD

+ Read More
Debbie Louski
22 months ago

Shannon, i meant to say stay strong for your kids, I know this is a very hard time for you and Louis's family..please keep us posted on Louis's funeral arrangements..

+ Read More
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.