Funeral service for Raymond M. Fondel, Sr., 72, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 300 N. Blake St., Lake Charles, La., with a visitation at 9 a.m. until time of service. A wake will be held at 3pm to 9pm at Fondel Memorial Church Chapel, 832 N. Lyons St., on Friday, June 14th. Mr. Fondel departed this life at 8:04 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at a local hospital. Raymond Marvin Fondel, Sr. was a native and lifelong resident of Lake Charles. He was the owner of Fondel Memorial Chapel of Lake Charles, Jennings & Kinder. He was a licensed Funeral Director
and Mortician. He was a well know businessman in the community who was respected by many and devoted to "Helping Others." He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving, caring wife of 49 years, Esther Mae M. Fondel; two sons: Raymond M. Fondel, Jr., of Lake Charles, La., and Paul Fondel, of Houston, Tx; two brothers: Rev. Franklin E. Fondel, Sr., and George Fondel; one sister, Mary Semien, all of Lake Charles; and four grandchildren.