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In Memory of

Joseph Hyson Gautreau

February 1, 1932 - April 2, 2015

Obituary


A native of Brignac, La. and a resident of Gonzales, La. passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 9:24 am at Ollie Steele Burden Manor surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness from Alzheimer's. He was 83, a retired Barber with 15 years of service and a former Industrial Salesman for St. Gabriel Contractors. He served his country in the U.S. Army, receiving the Good Conduct Medal and also serving during the Korean Conflict. The visitation will begin Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM...

A native of Brignac, La. and a resident of Gonzales, La. passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 9:24 am at Ollie Steele Burden Manor surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness from Alzheimer's. He was 83, a retired Barber with 15 years of service and a former Industrial Salesman for St. Gabriel Contractors. He served his country in the U.S. Army, receiving the Good Conduct Medal and also serving during the Korean Conflict. The visitation will begin Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and will resume on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Amant, La. from 9:00 Am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM conducted by Rev. Matt Dupuy with burial to follow at Hope Haven Cemetery, Hwy. 30, Gonzales, La. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Amrhein Gautreau, 2 daughters and 2 son-in-laws: Theresa Gautreau Babin & husband David Babin, Debbie Gautreau Watts and husband Ronnie Watts, 1 son and daughter-in-law: Barry Joseph Gautreau and wife Melanie Linde Gautreau, 4 sisters and 1 brother-in-law: Betty Gautreau, Annie Mayer, Laurie Elisar and Jeanette and Buddy Delaune, 4 brothers and sister-in-laws: Leon and Sybil Gautreau, Charles and Mary Gautreau, Allen and Cheryl Gautreau, Remi and Sherry Gautreau, 8 grandchildren: Garrett Haydel, Jenny Haydel Baker, Morgan Averette, Desiree, Derrick and Ronica Watts, Linde Grace and Conner Gautreau and 6 great grandchildren: Halle Haydel, Bradie Baker, Brystal and Britton James, Alexis Gauthier and Kasen Watts. He was preceded in death by his parents: Hyson Joseph and Jeanne Bourgeois Gautreau and 3 brother-in-laws: Laverne Gautreau, Harvey Mayer and Donald Elisar. Pallbearers will be Leon Gautreau, Remi Gautreau, Jody Elisar, Charles Gautreau, Derrick Watts, Louis J. Lambert, Allen Gautreau and Garrett Haydel. Honorary Pallbearer will be R. E. Amrhein, Willie Neusetzer and J. C. Sanchez. He was a past president of the Ponchatrain Levee Board, a lover of sports and cooking. The family would like to thank the staff of Ollie Steele Burden Manor Nursing Home, Unit 3 and Hospice of Baton Rouge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Alzheimer's Service of the Capital Area, 2041 Silverside Drive, Baton Rouge, La. 70808, 225-763-6216.