Optimist Club holds surprise 100th birthday celebration for WWII, Korean War veteran


Lifelong Quincy resident Louie Demers, pictured with his only child Mary Demers, was honored Tuesday by the Optimist Club of Quincy with a 100th birthday celebration in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to Quincy throughout his lifetime. | Photo courtesy of Optimist Club of Quincy

QUINCY — The Optimist Club of Quincy honored longtime member Louis Demers with a surprise 100th birthday celebration during their Sept. 5 meeting at the American Legion.

A lifelong Quincy resident, Demers enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941 and honorably served his country in World War II as well as the Korean War.

Demers’ accomplishments include:

Demers also spent much of his time volunteering with organizations such as the Quincy Family YMCA, Mississippi Valley Council Boy Scouts, Quincy University and many more.

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