Lloyd Oliver Bruchhaus

Sunday, July 21, 2019
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ELTON — It is with heavy and full hearts that we announce the very peaceful passing of Lloyd Oliver Bruchhaus, 96, of Elton which occurred Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings.

Funeral services for Mr. Bruchhaus will be held Monday, July 22, 2019, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Elton, with Rev. Jose Vattakunnel officiating.

Visitation will be observed today, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Jennings at Miguez Funeral Home Chapel at 4:30 p.m., with a rosary at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Paul Catholic Church.

Entombment will follow in St. Paul Mausoleum.

He not only became a friend to all that he crossed paths with, but was a best friend to countless individuals of all ages. He was always willing to help those that he loved with all of his heart. Lloyd was a farmer at his core, growing rice and soybeans. Later in his life he downsized to a garden behind his home. Lloyd worked for Coushatta Casino Resort maintenance department until the age of 90.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Della, and his infant son, Christopher. He is survived by his three sons, Darrel “D.D.” Bruchhaus (Debra) of Elton, Daniel Bruchhaus (Desi) of Elton and Joseph Bruchhaus (Mary) of Elton, and his two daughters, Danelle “Tookie” Bruchhaus (Karen) of New Orleans and Mary “Kaki” Bertrand (Roderick) of Elton. Lloyd also leaves behind eight grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.

The family is forever grateful to Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home for treating Lloyd with such love and respect for the past two years. He grew to love his new home there, as well as his staff and caregivers. Some of his favorite pastimes during his last couple of years while he was there were Bingo, exercising at physical therapy, drinking coffee while visiting with his friends, reading in the library and telling stories about his beloved Della Mae.