Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Louis J. Defnet, O. Praem.

Birth: August 25, 1920

Death: March 17, 1970

House: St. Norbert Abbey

Our brother Louis Defnet was born in Casco , Wisconsin in 1920.  After his freshman year at the college, he joined the Order and was solemnly professed in 1948.

Louie was assigned to the faculty of Southeast Catholic in 1949 and remained there until 1952.  In 1954 he became the secretary to Abbot Killeen and assistant master of novices.  Heart problems and by-pass surgery slowed Louie’s pace and productivity, but his deep spirituality and care and concern for others continued as he was sought out as a compassionate and understanding confessor. 

Louie died at the Madison House of Studies Tuesday, March 17, 1970, at the age of 49.

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