Vernon Joseph Champagne, 92, a native and resident of Houma, died at 12:40 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013.
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Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Chauvin Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until funeral time Tuesday at Maria Immacolata Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with burial in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2.
He is survived by his sons, Vernon Champagne and wife, Catherine, and Tommy Champagne and wife, Kim; daughter, Judy Gaudet and husband, Danny; brother-in-law, Alvin Bonvillain; sisters-in-law, Marian Champagne, and Etta Lou Champagne; grandchildren, David Gaudet, Christie Herradon, Katie Indovina, Sherry Kraemer, Verne Champagne, Brandon Champagne, Quinton Champagne and Nicole Champagne; great-grandchildren, Megan and Hannah Gaudet, Amanda Ledet, Karley and Rebecca Herradon, Samantha and Katelyn Indovina, Justin, Hunter, and Sarah Kraemer, and Conner Champagne; and great-great-grandchildren, Jaydon and Jaxson Ledet.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose May LeBeouf Champagne; parents, Sidney and Amanda Pitre Champagne; son, Bernard Champagne; brothers, Roy, Roland, Gilford and Sidney Champagne; and sisters, Aurely Solito, Ethel Sutton and Betty Bonvillain,
He was a parishioner of Maria Immacolata Catholic Church. He was retired from Butane Gas Company.Vernon was always found busy working on one project or another. He was a devoted husband to his wife and was married for 67 years. He was very proud of his children, and he loved them very much. He was a member of Woodman of the World.
The family would like to thank Heritage Manor for all their kindness and care.
Vernon Champagne proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He fought in five major battles in Europe during the war.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from July 6 to July 8, 2013