Louis G. LaBuda

September 15, 1957 - February 15, 2020

Louis G. “Lou” LaBuda, 62, of Batavia, IL. passed away on Saturday February 15, 2020 peacefully at his home with his wife by his side.  Lou was born on September 15, 1957 in Chicago IL., the son of Gus and Connie (nee. Castiello) LaBuda. He was united in marriage to Mary R. McKay on September 5, 1986.

Anyone that came across Lou’s path never forgot him. He treated everyone the same and showed everyone his incredible work ethic and passion. He gave all his energy to anything he undertook and devoted himself completely to what he was taking on. He was a master carpenter and had talents that made many peoples vision come to life. His passion for everything in his life included sports, particularly his Chicago Cubs, who would make his day when they won. Most important Lou was a man of great faith and used that faith to get him through the difficulties in life especially his 18 month battle with cancer. Devoted husband, Father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend, he always gave his all.

Lou is survived by his loving wife, Mary R. LaBuda; two daughters, Erin (Phil) Hope and Julia LaBuda; his mother, Connie LaBuda; four grandchildren, Hadley Hope, Michaela Caldwell, Riley Hope and Blake Caldwell; Siblings, Joann (Al) Salas, Antonette (Bill) Kloska and Judy (Ken) Gay, Randy Powers; several nieces and nephews and many fond friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gus LaBuda; and his uncle, Ben Castiello.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 21 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles, IL. 60174.  A funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 AM also at the church.  Interment will be held at Prairie Cemetery in St. Charles, IL.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Lou’s name to Lustgarten Foundation at

Guest Book

  • Jen Christiansen Our son spent a lot of time at the LaBuda's home and Mr. LaBuda always treated Spencer like one of the family. He was kind and patient and we are so grateful for how he treated SJ. Our family was very sad to hear of his passing. Sending prayers to his wonderful and loving family.
  • Tom Van Cleave Lou built our deck 30 years ago. We had to rebulid it after all those years because the wood started to go bad. We hired a contrator to do the work and he was amazed at the fine work Lou did on the original deck. Thanks Lou
  • Trey Hancock Coach Labuda was a pleasure to play football for at St Charles HS in the 80s. He had a passion for the game and made practices fun. He will be remembered fondly. Rest In Peace.
  • Barbara Dickenson Julia and Erin, my condolences on the death of your dad. It’s always hard to lose a parent, but I m sure you have many good memories to help you get through this difficult time. Barbara Dickenson (retired teacher from JB Nelson)
  • Aaron J. Vanagaitis Lou was not only my superior at MobileTel, he was my mentor, my teacher, my motivational speaker, my tool loaner, but most of all, he was my friend. Lou pushed me into my career more than he will ever know. Lou pushed me, and even helped me by leaning me expensive tools with finishing my basement. He always told me you are way bigger than where i was in life, and he pushed me to take the steps necessary to start my legal career. Thank you for everything you did for me Lou, just know that we all will miss you sir!!!
  • Lucia M Columbo Giuffre Lou was a very caring person. Ever since he was a little boy he had the cutest smile and grin! I will always remember it. I had a saying,, when ever, Lou and Lou Castiello and myself was together. " I maybe the oldest but I'm the smartest and the prettiest!" He always laugh with that great smile! You'll be missed, but we will always remember and love you. Love your cousin Lou
  • Louis A Castiello I have had the honor and privilege to grow up with Lou from the time we were kids and through all our lives.. In my travels i have never seen anyone who cared more and and had more passion for what he did then Lou, I always laughed when ever I was with him and just really enjoyed being a part of his life, people use to say we were twins I use to laugh and so did he our lives were very similar from our trades to our families I always used to say to him when I grow up i just want to be just like you! We use to laugh but I meant every word of it. There will never be another Lou Labuda there will never be a man that was a mans man he looked out for so many people and truly cared about them all. I will miss you cuz and I will always remember every laugh every project we worked on and most of all all the fun