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Louis "Louie" McCluer

December 17, 1957 ~ July 3, 2022 (age 64)


Louis “Louie” McCluer’s life began on December 17, 1957 in Wichita, KS; the son of Charles Dean and Effie Ann (Windham) McCluer Sr. He worked hard for his family in public service and was known around Butler County, serving in the El Dorado Police and Fire Departments and out at El Dorado Lake in General Maintenance. He married the love of his life, Kristina “Tina” Meis on June 6, 1984. He was the founding CERT Director and was a member of SCCA. Louie enjoyed watching the Kansas City Chiefs and was a huge fan of Dale Earndhardt. He loved spending time at El Dorado Lake and made many friends there. Louie wasn’t just a dad or a grandpa, he was Papa and loved his grandchildren dearly. Louie enjoyed playing guitar and could play by ear. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and his family was his whole life. Louie’s family includes his wife, Kristina “Tina” McCluer of El Dorado; children Jonathan McCluer of Augusta, Leandre’ McCluer of El Dorado and Christopher (Ashley) McCluer of Wichita; grandchildren Wyatt McCluer, Cheyenne Franks, Brailin Wright, and Kennedy Bables; honorary grandchildren James, Zach and Jackson Van Fossen, Breann, Ema, Tyler, Aubrey Bables and Hayes Dexter; foster son/nephew John Meis; siblings Roland (Debbie) McCluer, Lorena “Kit” McCluer and Charles McCluer, Jr; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends that will miss him dearly. Louie passed away on July 3, 2022 in Wichita. He is preceded in death by his parents, nephew Charles Dean III, nephew Jacob Fulk and niece Crystal Sanders. Friends may gather with the family from 6-8pm on Saturday, July 9 at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home where his memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 10 at 3pm. Memorial contributions in Louie’s name may be directed to El Dorado Police and Fire Departments or to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Fund. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory at

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July 9, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Carlson Funeral Home
200 S. Star
El Dorado, KS 67042

July 10, 2022

3:00 PM to TBD
Carlson Colonial Chapel
200 S. Star
El Dorado, KS 67042

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Salvation Army
207 W. 1st Ave, El Dorado KS 67042

El Dorado Police Department
128 N. Vine, El Dorado KS 67042

El Dorado Fire Department
220 E. 1st, El Dorado KS 67042

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