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Lucien J. "Lou" Poulin

Lucien J. Lucien “Lou” J. Poulin, Jr., age 68, transitioned on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan, Kansas.

He was born on February 11, 1948 in Augusta, Maine the son of Lucien Joseph and Fay (Bolduc) Poulin, Sr. Lou graduated from Cony High School in 1966. He served in the United States Army as a 1st MP in the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley during Vietnam, then in the reserves. He was honorably discharged on April 30, 1970. Lou was a U.S. Post Office Mail Carrier until his retirement.

Lou was united in marriage to Velma Keefover on October 31, 1969 in Manhattan, Kansas. This union was blessed with two children: Eric and Michelle. Velma preceded him in death on December 30, 2008.

Growing up in Maine, the memories of family and friends—working the farm then living on Sand Hill, running cross country and track for his high school and the beauty of the ocean, mountains, lakes and wildlife—was something Lou cherished.

Lou enjoyed all things outdoors, especially fishing. He had many hobbies including wood carving, wood lathe working, fiber caning furniture, tying flies for fly-fishing, brewing beer and garage saling. He and Velma loved their RV trips to Maine, Arizona, Missouri and many other states. His retirement years included much joy on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle including a trip to Sturgis, behind the wheel of his Corvette and, this last year, in the seat of a tractor on his friend’s farm. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and National Rifle Association.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his son: Eric Poulin and wife Melissa of St. George, KS; daughter: Michelle Tissot and her husband Craig of Prescott Valley, AZ; 3 grandchildren: Amber Marvin, Colby Poulin and Camryn Poulin. Additional survivors include siblings: David Poulin of Salinas, CA, Madeline Poulin of Arroyo Grande, CA and Ed Poulin of Newhall, CA along with many nieces, nephews and other family members.

Friends are invited to join the family on Saturday, February 18th for a 1:00 PM toast to Lou at the Little Grill, 6625 Dyer Rd., Manhattan. Take Barnes Rd off Tuttle Creek Blvd and look for the Little Grill sign. They open at noon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at KSU or to the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan, Kansas in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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