Celebrating the life of

Louis Franklin Umsted, Jr.

October 31, 1928 - September 12, 2022

Louis Franklin Umsted, Jr.

Louis Franklin Umsted Jr. age 93, of Savannah, Georgia, formerly of Hinsdale, Illinois, died peacefully on September 12th 2022, making his last flight to his Lord. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Peggy, married for 67 years. Devoted father of Nancy (Gene) Sullivan, Eric (Margaret) Umsted and Jennifer Umsted McKinley. Grandfather to nine beautiful grandchildren, Ashley (Brad) Stollberg, Kevin Umsted, Stephen (Katie) McKinley, Patrick (Emily) Sullivan, William Sullivan, Cara (Aaron) Foster,Megan McKinley, JT ( Allie) Sandstedt and Ali (Brent) Phillip. Cherished Great Grandfather  to, James, Ben, Madeline Stollberg, Annie Sullivan, Eloise Foster, Ezekiel Phillip and Ava McKinley

Lou was born on October 31,1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the son of Louis and Alyce Rutherford Umsted. He was educated in Philadelphia and moved to Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in business. Lou participated and lettered in several sports and was President of his fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi

In 1951 he reported to Pensacola, Florida to earn his Navy wings. He flew a Cougar fighter jet as a member of the Pacemaker fighter squadron on the USS Boxer aircraft carrier during the Korean conflict. Lou met and married  Peggy Hatmaker in Palo Alto, California in 1955. Lou and Peggy moved to Hinsdale, Illinois in 1967 where they lived for 30 years. 

Lou worked for National Can and enjoyed a 30 year career retiring as Executive Vice President of Sales and a Board Member headquartered in Chicago. Lou and Peggy retired to the Landings in Savannah, Georgia and the Marshes on Skidaway  Island.

Lou joined several Boards after retirement Barry-Wehmiller and King Bruwaert. He had a strong Christian faith and loved the Lord. He enjoyed  tennis and golf at the Hinsdale Golf Club and The Landings of Skidaway Island. He had a passion for woodworking and built many family heirlooms, along with hundreds of Blue Bird houses that are placed throughout the golf courses of The Landings. The impact and legacy that Lou created for the Umsted family will be cherished and honored for many generations. Lou always laughed and was a happy man with a happy family”

Private Family interment at Bronswood Cemetary, Oak Brook, Illinois.



Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Services Will Be Private