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Dalton Prejean

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Dalton Prejean

WESTWEGO - Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Dalton Prejean who passed away peacefully at his home on August 24 at the age of 90 years 7 months in Westwego Louisiana. Mr. Prejean was born on February 1, 1924 in Maurice, was a native of Lafayette Louisiana, resided in Circle West Estates for 37 years (1976 - 2013) and finally in Westwego his last year.

Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro. Msgr. Douglas Doussan, pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in New Orleans, will officiate at the services.

Dalton is survived by his wife of 67 years 7 months the former Rose Hanes, of Westwego; one daughter, Olite P. Schouest (Doug) of Amite; two sons, Charles R. Prejean (Lois) of Gretna, and Hilton J. Prejean (Diane) of Pearland, Texas; one son-in-law, James R. Duhon of Carencro; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and 2 step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Aristile Prejean and the former Alicia Boudoin; one daughter Dagmar P. Duhon; one grandson, Brian C. Prejean; one great granddaughter, Brooke Duhon; one son-in-law, Nathan W. Schouest; four sisters Edes P. Vincent (Romain), Alix P. Fabacher (Joseph), Olite P. Jacob (Lawrence), Mary Lou Prejean (Mount Carmel Nun Sister Petronella); and one brother, Douglas J. Prejean.

Dalton was a 1942 graduate of Cathedral High School in Lafayette and attended several semesters at both Southwestern Institute and Tulane University. Mr. Prejean served in the US Navy during World War II attending Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. He received a Victory Ribbon for WWII and an honorable discharge.

Mr. Prejean had a love for all sports having played high school football, serving as team captain, basketball and baseball. He greatly loved and cared for his trade of being a Plaster and also for his job of loving and caring for his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Those who knew him best affectionately called him Pop. Pop smiled often and his love for life will live on in all of his children and friends. He never knew a stranger and was a man of many talents.

Dalton was employed for himself with Hanes & Prejean Plastering Contractor in Lafayette, he moved to New Orleans in 1971 working in Plaster's Union Local #93 and later with Robinson Contractors. In 1991, after 50 years as a Plaster, he was "The Baker" at Special Cakes by Olite where he retired.

Mr. Prejean was a faithful servant and wanted nothing more than to share in the joy and peace he found in Jesus Christ with his family.

The family would like to extend a big "Thank You" to the special caregivers, doctors and the many nurses from the V.A. Hospital and Heart of Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations in Mr. Prejean's Name may be made to Heart of Hospice. - 4520 Wichers Dr, Ste. 104 Marrero Louisiana 70072.

Pallbearers will be Doug Duhon, Dennis Duhon, David Duhon, Rodney Prejean, Shawn Schouest and Aaron Prejean.

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

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Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the The Advertiser on Aug. 28, 2014
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