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Harold Lee Rougeau

July 1, 1929 ~ May 28, 2011

Harold L. Rougeau, 81, of Lake Charles, was called home by God on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

A native of Orange, Texas, Harold was an end and receiver for McNeese Cowboys' Football in the 1950's. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 50+ years and retired from the IBEW in the 1980's. Harold attended St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church and previously served with the Men of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Chloe. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty Henry Rougeau; his daughter, Terri Rougeau Comeaux and step-daughter, Kelly Holland.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, Betty Holland Rougeau and her children; Steve and Jackie Holland of Big Lake; Mark Holland of Illinois; Gina Holland of Sulphur; Nikki and Randy Lazo of Iowa.

Harold will also be forever remembered by his four sons and their wives, Don and Pat Rougeau of Fulshear, Texas; Steve and Cathy Rougeau of Texas; Randy and Nanette Rougeau of Lake Charles; Clay and Cathy Rougeau of Conway, Arkansas, his sisters Viola Owens of Houston, Texas and Rue Bilbo of Orange, Texas, and a host of grand children, great-grand children, family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 30, 2011 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Monsignor Danny Torres will officiate . Harold selflessly donated his body to medical research. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM on Monday until the start of the Rosary at 1:30 PM.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Henry Catholic Church Building Bridges Capital Campagne, 1021 8th Ave., Lake Charles, LA 70601 or to Abrazando Cristo Mission Program, 414 Iris St., Lake Charles, LA 70601.

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  1. Clay, we were so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. it is very hard to lose a family member. know that we are praying for you and your family to find some kind of peace in this.peter and diane dalovisio

  2. I am sorry for the Loss of your dear father grandfather . Harold was a very fine man , I remember him as my first baseball coach at Kaufman Elementary when I was 8 years old , many , many years before . Harold will be missed but not forgotten .Keith Reed

  3. I remember Mr. Harold as always smiling and being a great friend to all he knew. He was a kind and Loving man. I pray that God gives his family PEACE with his passing.. Until we meet again…..R.I.P. Mr. Harold

  4. sorry to hear of Harold's passing. Will be unable to attend service but our thoughts will be with you.Betty Ann and I were first cousins.Her father was my uncle.

  5. Thank you to all of the friends and family for your prayers and condolences. Our family is so grateful for all of you during this sad time. I know my grandfather is in a better place.


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