Herman "Man" Kidder
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ARNAUDVILLE - Funeral services will be held Monday, August 5, 2013 at a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville for Herman "Man" Louis Kidder, age 76, who passed away Saturday morning, August 3, 2013 at his residence in Arnaudville.
Interment will be in St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville. The Rev. Keenan Brown, pastor of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church, will officiate at the services. Giftbearers will be Chelsea Kidder and Taylor Bergeron.
Mr. Kidder was a native and lifelong resident of Arnaudville. He was involved in the farming business all of his life. He loved to fish, work on and restore old tractors and machinery. Mr. Kidder had served in the National Guard for 9 1/2 years and was a parishioner of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Elverna Kidder of Arnaudville; two sons, Tony Kidder and his wife, Karen, and Randy Kidder and his wife, Michelle, all of Arnaudville; two daughters, Cheryl McDonald and her husband, Patrick, of Scott and Julie Bergeron and her husband, T.J., of Arnaudville; nine grandchildren, Ryan Leblanc, Cody Kidder, Cory Leblanc, Kurt Kidder, Chelsea Kidder, Dustin Kidder, Taylor Bergeron, Brent Bergeron and Lane Bergeron; and one brother, Murphy Kidder, Sr.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Kidder and the former Julia Lagrange, both natives of Arnaudville; one grandchild, Sydney Grace Bergeron; and one sister, Merle Kidder Brasseaux.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Joseph Hospice, 1003 S. Hugh Wallis Rd. Ste. F2, Lafayette, LA 70508, (337)-233-1131.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Leblanc, Cory Leblanc, Cody Kidder, Kurt Kidder, Dustin Kidder and Patrick McDonald. Honorary pallbearers will be Chelsea Kidder, Taylor Bergeron, Brent Bergeron and Lane Bergeron.
View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net.
Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 224 Main Street, (337) 754-5725, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the The Advertiser on Aug. 4, 2013