Jan Paul Bergeron
Napoleonville - Jan Paul Bergeron, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at his home in Napoleonville at the age of 84.
Jan was born and raised in Napoleonville, LA. Upon graduating from Assumption High School in 1955, he attended Louisiana State University and received a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. After his service as an officer in the Army, he began his employment with Dow Chemical in Plaquemine, LA. In 1965, he chose to leave Dow to pursue a career in the sugar industry with Supreme Sugars as a chief engineer. His success in this industry led him to Glenwood Sugar Cooperative as general manager until his retirement in 2002, after spending 37 years in the sugar industry.
Jan was a devout Catholic and an active parishioner of St. Anne Catholic Church. He was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a committed retreat master at Manresa. While raising a family, he enjoyed his annual vacations to the Gulf Coast, and in retirement, he enjoyed traveling extensively with his wife. He was a dedicated LSU football fan, loved golfing with family and friends, and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Sophie Fernandez Bergeron; children, Jan Bergeron, Jr. (Andre' Lamendola), Jill B. Waguespack (Mike), Troy Bergeron, and David Bergeron; grandchildren, Sarah W. Pemberton (Ford), Anne Marie W. Hebert (Rory), Michael Waguespack, Jr., Sophie Waguespack, Corinne Bergeron, Caroline Bergeron, and Grant Bergeron; great-grandchild, John Ford Pemberton; siblings, Sam Bergeron (Anne), Don Bergeron (Diane), Yvette B. Winston (Roy), and Dr. William Bergeron (Sandy); and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam W. Bergeron and Eva Hidalgo Bergeron.
The family would like to thank his caregivers, Jennifer Johnson, Celeste Hampton, Jennifer Truehill, Trulane Brown, Anne Thibodeaux, Tonja Williams, Lois Sawyer, Tanya Ballard, Connie Harvey, as well as Dr. Charles Bolotte, Dr. Charles Billings, Bayou Home Care, and Journey Home Hospice for their care and compassion during his illness.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Napoleonville from 8:30 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the church's cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Anne Catholic Church in Napoleonville.
Online condolences can be given at www.landrysfuneralhome.com
Landry's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published by Houma Today from Jul. 19 to Jul. 20, 2021.