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Kenneth James Ledet, 68, a native of Terrebonne Parish and resident of Houma, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at Oschner Foundation Hospital.
Funeral services were held Aug. 29 at Annunziata Catholic Church, with burial at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Smith Ledet; his mother, Yvonne Henry Ledet; three sisters, Eurlie Ledet Williams and husband, Bobby, Gayle Ledet, and Cathy Ledet Kohmann; nieces and nephews, Dena Williams Szaroleta and husband, Mike, Michelle Williams Richard and husband, Brian, Dr. Nicole Williams McKee and husband, Christian, Lisa Lirette Gehring and husband, Christopher, Troy Lirette and wife, Melissa, Lee Kohmann and wife, Misti, and Jennifer Kohmann Toscano and husband, Mauricio; his two great-nephews and nieces, Sarah, Emily, Malorie, Kari, Mylah, Matthew, Jacob and Olivia; also his wife's children, Claude Renegar and wife, Wendy, Kelly and wife, Jance, and Keith Renegar; and three grandsons, three great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his father, Druby J. Ledet; one sister, Carolyn Ledet Lirette; and his grandparents, Paul J. Henry and Rosana N. Henry, and Willis Ledet and Olivia Dupre Ledet.
Kenneth was a former owner of L&H Electric until retirement. He was a 29-year member of the Elks Association of Louisiana, serving in many offices during his membership years. He served as past exalted ruler, district deputy and was currently serving as vice president of the Louisiana Elks Association. He was also serving as the secretary of the BPOE 1193 of the Elks and had held this position for the past 13 years. He faithfully worked for every charitable endeavor of the Elks. Most Friday evenings you could find Kenneth and Hazel working the Elks Bingo to help support Elks charities. He was a great cook and cooked and served great Cajun foods at the Elks State Conventions each year.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elks charities or to help defray medical costs.
Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, 2011