Wallace Stelly(1921 - 2012)

Wallace Stelly

OPELOUSAS - Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at a 1:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in the Melancon Funeral Home Chapel of Opelousas for Wallace Stelly, age 91, who passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at Maison de Lafayette Nursing Home in Lafayette.

Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Park. The Rev.Albert Nunez, pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Washington, will officiate at the services.

Mr. Stelly was a native of Grand Coteau and a resident of Opelousas. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army during WWII and was taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge, where he was a P.O.W. for 4 months. Mr. Stelly was privileged to have participated on one of the final Honor Air trips to Washington, D.C.

Survivors include: three sons, James W. Stelly and his wife, Janelle of Carencro, Kent M. Stelly and his wife Kathy of Morgan City, and Troy A. Stelly and his wife Erika of Bryan, TX; four daughters, Pat A. Trahan of Scott, Lola Richard and her husband Murphy of Labadieville, Carolyn S. Derrington and her husband Glenn of Punta Gorda, FL, and Sheila M. Chautin and her husband Roger of Lafayette; also survived by 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clophas Stelly and the former Olivia Lagrange; a half brother, Moise Speyrer; a sister, Eula Mae Kidder; and two half sisters, Josephine Guilbeau and Elise Meche.

V.F.W. post # 2483 will have a ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on Friday in the funeral home. A rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Friday and will continue from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be, Josh Trahan, Jarrod Stelly, Kyle Stelly, Darrin Richard, Chad Richard and Kaleb Miller

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net.

Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas,4708 I-49 N. Service Rd. (337) 407-1907, is in charge of arrangements.


Funeral Home

4708 I-49 N. Service Road Opelousas, LA 70570
(337) 407-1907

Published in the Daily World on Nov. 1, 2012