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Mitch Trahan

November 16, 1955 ~ March 29, 2024

Mitchell “Mitch” Trahan, 68, of Lake Charles, LA, passed away Friday, March 29, 2024. He was born in Jennings, LA on November 16, 1955, to L.D. Trahan and Bertha Lee Miles.

In 2018 Mitch retired from Calcasieu Parish School Board. Early on he found retirement did not suit him, so he quickly picked up a part-time job doing what he loved, working outdoors ensuring everything was immaculate. He was an avid New Orleans Saints fan; he enjoyed cooking for a crowd and the crowd loved his cooking. His favorite pastime was going with his brother, Patrick to the camp in Toledo Bend preparing for what he deemed the best season of the year, deer season!

Mitch was preceded in death by his Father L.D. Trahan, Stepdad Wilford Hebert, Stepbrother Neil Manuel, and Granddaughter Aria Trahan.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Crystal Trahan (Gordon McGee), Megan Trahan-Castille (Anthony Castille), Mattheau Trahan (Jessica), mother; Bertha Lee Miles (Robert), Stepmom Glenda Trahan, significant other, Janelle Authement, daughter Kendee Authement and son Richard Authement II (Tiffany). Mitch had 7 grandchildren, Jade, Jenna, Raeleigh, Aria, Colby, Brevynn, and Jolie. His siblings, Lin Trahan (Angel), Bonnie Fontenot (Bob), Patrick Trahan (Darla), Greg Manuel, and Vicky Broussard (Marty). Mitch had many nieces and nephews along with great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 3, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Johnson Funeral Home, 4321 Lake St. Lake Charles, LA. 70605. Visitation will resume at 9:00 AM until service time at 10:00 AM on Thursday, April 4, 2024, also at Johnson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Consolata Cemetery in Lake Charles.

Services

Visitation: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Visitation: Thursday, April 4, 2024
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Funeral Service: Thursday, April 4, 2024
10:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


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  1. Candle 5Mitch you will be missed so much. It just hasn’t been the same this last month not seeing and talking to you on the back road of the Park. It was almost a daily thing to talk to you as I walked Missy at different times of the day. You were a good person and so dedicated to your work. God evidently needed you in heaven to help with his garden and cook some good food. Rest in Peace. Gone but never forgotten.

  2. Mitch was a good friend and cousin of my deceased husband, Ray Aucoin. Mitch and I worked together for many years. Mitch was a real friend to Ray and I. He was a proud man and loved his family. I will miss you. You can rest now and know you were special.

  3. Candle 1I miss seeing him every morning. He was a very nice man. God bless his family. The Broussards #74.

  4. Mitch was a wonderful person. He was a very important part of our community. His work ethic and attention to detail made our community a beautiful place to live. His kindness, happy spirit, and willingness to help others will be greatly missed. We offer our sincere condolences and prayers of comfort to his family.

  5. Mitch, What am I going to do? You’re gone and I’m going to miss laughing with you and at you. My heartfelt sympathy to Janelle, your family, and friends. 😥

  6. Candle 1So Sorry to hear this news about Mitch. Such a kind man. Condolences to the Family and friends. You All are in our Prayers. Rest In Peace Friend. 🕊✝️🙏 Tommy & Martha Richard

  7. Candle 1We are out of town and so sorry to hear about Mitch. Please know that our prayers have been ongoing for family! God bless! Harold and Suzanne Heath

  8. Candle 1We are out of town and so sorry to hear about Mitch. Please know that our prayers have been ongoing for family! God bless! Harold and Suzanne Heath


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