Kenneth Louis Yonich II

December 24, 1990 ~ December 16, 2010

Kenneth Louis Yonich II, age 19, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Spring, Texas on December 16, 2010. He was born on December 24, 1990 in Pittsburgh.

Louis is survived by his loving parents, Ken and Laura Ieyoub Yonich and his sisters, Jessica Erin and Sarah Frances, all of Spring, his maternal grandparents, Julie Christ Miller and husband Remy and Dr. Kalil P.Ieyoub, all of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and his parental grandmother, Barbara Yonich from Pittsburgh. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Anthony M. Yonich.

Louis brought joy and love to all who knew him. His smile was contagious and his friends and family treasured his warm hugs and the fact that he was always genuinely happy to be with them. He loved to laugh and was an avid outdoorsman.

He graduated from Klein High School in 2009 and attended Lone Star College. He was employed in his family's business. Louis was a member of Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Spring, Texas.

He leaves behind an enormous and loving family and a multitude of friends who are consoled by the knowledge that they will one day see him in heaven.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Monday, December 20, 2010 at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. Father Aubrey Guilbeau will officiate. Interment will follow in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation Sunday will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a scripture service beginning at 6:30 PM. Visitation Monday will be from 10:00 AM until 12:15 PM in the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Chris Ieyoub, John Ieyoub, Johan Kjellsten, Eric Yonich, Tony Yonich and Danny Miller. Louis' cousins and friends will be led by honorary pallbearers Christopher Ieyoub, Alexander Kjellsten, Zack Yonich, Hunter Thibodeaux and Robbie Abrol.

Memorial gifts may be made to a cause embraced by Louis' extended family, the Autism Services of Southwest Louisiana, 3006 Common St. Lake Charles, LA, 70601.

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  1. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.Matthew 5:4May you feel God's loving arms around you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.With Deepest Sympathy,Dave, Jenny, Hannah Emma Eichinger

  2. Dear Ken, Laura, and family,Our hearts ache for you and our prayers for comfort are with you. Louis was reembered in all of the weekend Masses here. May God walk with you as he welcomes Louis into His heavenly kingdom. May God bless and keep you in this most difficult time,Joe, Susan Jenna Witkowski

  3. Dear Laura and family, My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God help ease your pain. Sincerely, Bernadette

  4. Just a note to let you know that I'm still thinking of you everyday and praying for you and your loved ones. I love you…Mare

  5. Kalil, Joe and I were so saddened to hear about your grandson…. You and your family have been in our prayers and will continue to be…………

  6. Ken and Laura,We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.Greg and Lisa

  7. Ken Laura, how tragic to lose your precious son during this holy time of the year. You have our utmost sympathy. Please know that he is in a better place and we are here for you.Love Julie Hilton

  8. ken, I'm very sorry for your lost. Our youngest son is 20 as well. No Father or Mother should lose a son at this age. Our Prayers are with you!

  9. Ken, Laura and family,You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of immense grief. We can only hope and pray that you find some comfort in celebrating Louis' life as he obviously brought so much joy and happiness to those he loved.Continue to pray to him, he is your angel in heaven and will be with you always.Dave and Paula

  10. Ken: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your wonderful memories of your son help you through this time of sorrow.

  11. Ken:Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. May your wonderful memories of your son help you through this heart-breaking tragedy.Carol KrajeskiSherwin-Williams Automotive

  12. LaLa Ken, my heart breaks for you loss but I know Louis is with God in heaven. I hope somehow with God's help you will find a place of peace. Rest in Peace Dear Louis! There are so few to have been loved by so many! God Bless all of the family and their friends who loved Louis.

  13. Laura and family, i am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and i will continue to pray for strength, courage, comfort, and grace from God our Fsther.

  14. Laura and family, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. May the comfort of family and friends give you strength for today and the days to come. John, Cheryl, Kaleigh, and Michael Brady

  15. Laura and family,I am so saddened to hear about Louis. I cannot imagine the pain you must feel. I pray that God wraps his arms around you in comfort during this very difficult time.Andrea Clark and family

  16. Laura and family,I just wanted you to know that you have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I know you are surrounded by family and friends and I am confident they will give you the strength and comfort to make it through this extremely difficult time.

  17. Laura and family,My thoughts, love and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Much love, Sandi Mueller

  18. Laura and Ken, I still have the Christmas card you sent out years ago when Louis and Jessica fell in to the pond at the park! A Classic Christmas card. Keith and I love you and are praying for you and your family. Please remember to give all your pain and worry to God. He will provide you with peace and understanding. Keith and Dennise

  19. Laura, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. I can't fathom being in your shoes. Please know that I have been praying incessantly for you and your family. May the Lord give you great comfort and strength. Love, Janet

  20. Laura,I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May your faith, and the love and comfort of family and friends help you through these difficult times.

  21. Oh, Laura and Ken, Jessica and Sarah, our hearts are broken for you…. What a privilege to watch Louis become a man these past years, fun and family times abounding, watching out for his sisters….May God keep you in His loving embrace, and may so many wonderful memories of your beautiful boy comfort you…. You are in our prayers.Love,Tom and Jan

  22. Your family is in our prayers. As I remember Louis, I can still remembering him skateboarding through the neighborhood for many years. I pray that youf family finds comfort in your memories during this tragic time. Louis has blessed the lives of so many friends over the years, more than you will ever know..

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