Donald "Don" Lee Soileau

February 21, 1936 ~ May 6, 2024

Donald Lee Soileau, 88, passed away peacefully at home on May 6, 2024. He was born February 21, 1936, in Washington, Louisiana, to Joseph Lee and Enola LaFleur Soileau. After graduating high school, Don enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and became a radio intercept officer, ultimately earning the rank of Airman First Class.

After his honorable discharge from active duty in 1958, he attended and graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He met his wife, Liz, while he was attending college, and they married in 1963. Don ultimately became a career insurance adjuster over the next 40 years until his retirement in 2007. He thoroughly enjoyed his time with family and cheering on the Saints, the Astros, the McNeese Cowboys, and the LSU Tigers.

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Elizabeth Soileau; his daughter, Kristy Suarez (Robert); his son, Cary Soileau; his brother, James Soileau (Vesta); his grandchildren, Ryan and Ross Denison; and his step grandchildren, Raygan and Kathryn Suarez. Don was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Allen Soileau.

His funeral will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2024, in the Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles Chapel, located at 4321 Lake Street. Father Paul Jessen will officiate. Inurnment will follow in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the start of the service at 1:00 PM.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Harbor Hospice, along with Dr. Michael Broussard.

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Visitation: Thursday, May 9, 2024
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Service: Thursday, May 9, 2024
1:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Liz, Kristy, and Cary, You have my sincere sympathy. Donald was such a good man. He will be missed by all that knew him. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful pictures on the video. I’m sure you all have great memories. My love goes out to y’all 🙏❤️🙏
    Joyce Bordelon

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