Walter Stelly(1918 - 2013)

Walter Stelly

RAYNE - Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne for, Walter L. Stelly, 95, of Rayne. Fr. Garrett Savoie, associate pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church will officiate for the services.

The family is requesting visitation to be held Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel in Rayne. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. till time of services.

Mr. Walter passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 6:06 p.m. in the Rayne Guest Home in Rayne.

Mr. Stelly was a native of Rayne for many years. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a successful business man, owner and operator of Stelly's grocery and Stelly's Washateria for many years in Duson and Rayne. He was also self- employed as a painter and farmer during his long life. He really enjoyed gardening and enjoyed sharing his harvest with family and friends. Mr. Stelly was the last survivor out of twelve children.

Survivors include two sons, Benny and wife, Susan Stelly of Rayne and Michael and wife, Tammy Stelly of Rayne; one daughter, Patsy and husband, Boo Guidry of Rayne; fifteen grandchildren; thirty six great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Receding Mr. Walter in death is his wife, Mary Polly Arceneaux Stelly; one grandson, Jude Stelly and one grand-daughter, Prudence Stelly; two sisters and nine brothers.

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Duhon Funeral Home, LLC of Rayne is in charge of the arrangements.


Funeral Home

Duhon Funeral Home
900 E Texas Ave Rayne, LA 70578
(337) 334-3600

Published in the The Advertiser on July 23, 2013