Ronald Joseph Champagne

Published 7:00 am Saturday, December 31, 2016

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017, at Pellerin Funeral Home in St. Martinville, La. for Ronald Joseph Champagne, 69, who passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, at Pellerin Funeral Home, 112 New Market Street, St. Martinville, La. 70582.
Deacon Marcel “Butch” Hebert will officiate at the Funeral Service. Interment will follow at St. Michael Mausoleum in St. Martinville.
Ronald was a veteran of the Vietnam War, honorably serving his country in the United States Army.  He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, gardening, raising his rabbits, and caring for his dogs.  Ronald will be remembered for the love he had for his family and spending time with them gave him a sense of joy.
He was preceded in death by wife of 47 years, Ellen Darlene Hendricks Champagne; and his parents, Louis and Maude Thibodeaux Champagne.
He is survived by his sons, Brian Champagne and wife, Rachel of Carriere, Miss., and Duane Champagne and wife, Rae of Tyler, Texas; his daughter, Monica Smith and husband, Michael of Hattiesburg, Miss.; and his grandchildren, Shelby Graham and spouse, Jesse, Riley Jo Champagne, Johnathan Smith, Emily Kate Smith, and Sawyer Champagne.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Boutte, Joey and Wiltz Bienvenu, Buck Barras, Chris Speir, and Gary Lumpkin.
Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville, 112 New Market Street, St. Martinville, La 70582, (337) 332-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
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