Louis Maier Alt Jr. was born July 10, 1944 in a military hospital in Santa Barbara, CA as his father Louis Sr. (1908-1986) was training to join WWII in Europe. Louis Sr. met Maxine Flower (1906-1991) after he graduated from Purdue University. They started a family in Lafayette with daughters Carolyn (b.1938) and Anita (b.1941) before the war interrupted everyone’s lives. Reunited after VE Day, the Alt family of five lived near Highland Elementary where young Louie began his life’s adventures. Early highlights include: escaping his back yard to ride his tricycle down 9th Street Hill, removing the concrete lid from his home’s cistern to “go fishin,” operating earthmoving equipment with his friend Bud Davis, and spending summers at Camp Bil-O-Wood in Canada. Louie and his father were both active in the Boy Scouts for decades. They attended the National Jamboree, Philmont Scout Ranch, and helped build Cary Camp. At Jefferson High School, Louie was on the swim team and choir. He attended Purdue for seven years graduating in ‘69 with a B.S. in Industrial Science. College highlights include: tearing down the wooden goalpost after Purdue’s ’67 Rose Bowl victory, purchasing his dear ’67 Shelby Mustang, and cruising Daytona beach on a motorcycle. After college, Louie briefly worked in a lab, testing products for Anheuser Busch. Then he worked for Davis Construction where he learned the concrete trade. He also began scuba diving in the Virgin Islands, earned his pilot’s license, and co-purchased an ultralight airplane. In 1973 he married his second of three wives, Trudy Lynn Olson (b.1950) and was joined by a son Brice (b.1977) and daughter Jessica (b.1981). In 1985, he co-founded A&K Construction with his good friend Phil Kretzmeier. A&K built roads, sidewalks, driveways, and basements throughout Lafayette until 2007. The A&K tailgating bus was regularly seen at Purdue football games and the Indy 500. Louie’s family enjoyed summer and winter vacations at the family cabin in McGregor Bay, Ontario. He cherished the lifelong friends made in the bay, and explored the natural beauty of the area on foot, by boat, jet ski, snowmobile, and ultralight. At home, he also loved volunteering at the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon where he used company equipment to dig post holes, and worked in the Troop 313 booth frying smelt with his son and daughter. Louie was kind-hearted, a story teller, and loved to be surrounded by friends. In retirement, he spent more time at the family cabin, Marco Island, and socializing at the American Legion Post 11. In the end, a series of stokes took him from us on September 16, 2022. His final resting place will be in McGregor Bay. There will be a memorial for Louie at the Legion, 1801 South 9th St, on Oct. 30 from 1-4pm. Family and friends, please join us to celebrate Louie.