Funeral services for Mr. Lodias Trahan, 98, were held at 9 a.m. today, Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating.
Burial with full military graveside rites was in Andrus Cove Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings.
A rosary was recited at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.
Funeral home visitation was held from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. Thursday until time of services.
Mr. Trahan died at 9:15 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014, in the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings.
Mr. Trahan was a lifelong resident of Lake Arthur and was a retired carpenter for the Jefferson Davis Parish School Board. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart and Bronze Arrowhead. He loved gardening, fixing things and going to church.
Survivors include his stepchildren, Betty Jean, Genevieve and Earl; and one sister, Edith Crochet of Lake Charles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Demonstan and Aurelia Mallet Trahan; his wife, Ovalla Trahan; two sisters, Patsy Lantz and Ozite Thibodeaux; and three brothers, Thomas Trahan, Marshall Trahan and Simon Trahan.
Words of comfort may be expressed at www.miguezfuneralhome.com.
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