Louis Sers, Jr. age 89, of Natchitoches, LA, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017, at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in Natchitoches, LA. Arrangements are being handled by Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at St. Augustine Catholic Church at 1:00 PM Wednesday, May 10, with Fr. Charles Ray and Fr. John O’Brien officiating. Interment will be at St. Augustine Cemetery in Melrose, LA.
Born on December 8, 1927, he was one of thirteen children, born to Frances and Louis Sers Sr. on Bayou Derbonne, LA. After high school he moved to New York where he was drafted into the Army. He was stationed in Berlin, Germany and was part of the Military Police. He married Mary Vivian LaCaze Nov. 23, 1950. They had one son, Joseph S. Sers.
Louis was long time member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and maintained a lifelong association with St. Augustine Catholic Church of Isle Brevelle. He was a member of the St. Anthony’s Holy Name Society.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frances and Louis Sers Sr., his wife, Mary Vivian Sers, eight siblings, Adele, Frances, Mary Margaret, Gilbert, Bernard, Raymond and Genevia, and Norah Sr. and his grandson, Matthew.
Survivors include his son Joseph (Joe) and wife Saundra (Soni) of Natchitoches, granddaughter, Stephanie, of Baton Rouge, his loving siblings, Patricia Moran and husband Noble of Shreveport, LA, Sylvester Sers of Natchitoches, LA, Anthony Sers and wife Doris of New Mexico, and Daisy Conant of California; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins.
Louis and Vivian farmed for many years until he was no longer able. Yet, he still tried. He was a unique individual and could create excitement everywhere he went. He could make you laugh with his many stories and tall tales, or just get your goat. He was great at supervising and telling everyone what they should be doing or how to do it. Vivian was his rock and tried to keep him in line. After she passed, Louis had to keep busy often tinkering around his house digging and planting something. Louis will be greatly missed by his family, friends and anyone who ever had the pleasure of making his acquaintance.