Herman Soileau

August 24, 1921 ~ January 29, 2011

Herman Soileau, 89, of Lake Charles died at 7:20 AM Saturday, January 29, 2011 in a local care facility with his family by his side.

Mr. Soileau was born in Mamou, Louisiana to Phillip and Alidia Soileau on August 24, 1921. He was a painter for Local #1244 for many years. Herman was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed being outdoors. He also loved taking care of the yard and garden in the spring and summer months. He was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church.

He is survived by one son Greg Soileau and his wife Faye of Lake Charles, LA. three daughters Susan Wallace and husband Dean of Baton Rouge, LA, Margaret Green and husband Jesse of McAllen, TX, and Sandra Kramer and husband Ronald of Lake Charles, two grandchildren Tressa Soileau Crooks and Stephanie Soileau, and one great grandchild Megan Crooks.

Herman is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Maudrie Fontenot Soileau and his parents Alidia and Phillip Soileau and his grandson Joseph Soileau.

His funeral will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Margaret Catholic Church. Father Emanuel Tanu will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin on Sunday at 4:30 PM until 9:00 PM with a rosary to be held at 6:00 PM and a scripture service to be held at 6:30 PM. Visitation will continue at 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM in the funeral home.

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  1. Greg, Susan, Margaret, and Sandy, I'm truly sorry to learn of Uncle Herman's passing. His suffering is over and he's now back in the arms of Aunt Maude. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Love, Chris and Pat

  2. I was very saddened to hear about the passing of your father. I truly hope that the support from your friends and family will give you peace and comfort.May God Bless!

  3. Margaret my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I know your faith and memories will get you through the days ahead. Love Tuddie

  4. Margaret, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Be at peace and remember the good times.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May Herman and Maude find Dowell and Ruby in heaven. They will enjoy an eternity of joy and happiness.

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