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Joffre Fusilier

November 12, 1940 — June 21, 2016

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VILLE PLATTE- The Family of Joffre Wendel Fusilier, often called Judge Wendel endearingly, announces his passing on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by his loved ones. Born on November 12, 1940, Mr. Fusilier was 75 when he passed.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday June 23, 2016 at Our Lady Queen of all Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 2 PM. Entombment will follow in the Gates of Heaven Mausoleum.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte from 3 PM until 8 PM and will reopen Thursday morning at 8 AM until time of services. A rosary will be prayed in his honor Wednesday evening at 6 PM.

Wendel grew up in Ville Platte, Louisiana, graduating from Ville Platte High School in 1958 as Valedictorian of his graduating class. He also earned his Eagle Scout status in the Boy Scouts of America. Upon graduating from high school, he attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he was a member of the ROTC. After earning his undergraduate degree, he stayed at LSU to attend law school, graduating in 1965. After law school, he moved back to his home town of Ville Platte and began practicing with the firm Fusilier, Pucheu and Soileau. He then formed his own firm where he remained until his death. Wendel was elected as Ville Platte City Court Judge and was successful in seeking that office. He served in that position for approximately 13 years, while at the same time maintaining an active law practice. Wendel loved the law and loved the practice of law, working up until the time just before his death. He served for many years as an active Board Member of the Evangeline Bank Board and was also a member of the Jaycees, the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Evangeline Parish Bar Association and the Louisiana Bar Association. He also served as President of the Cotton Festival Association.

He is survived by the love of his life, and married to for 39 years, Frances Augustine Fusilier, son, Joffre Wendel Fusilier II and wife Camey from Ville Platte, daughters, Julie Ann Fusilier of Baton Rouge and Lisa Carol Smith and husband Chad of Lafayette, mother, Irene Fontenot Fusilier of Ville Platte, sister, Barbara Fusilier Hesnor of Ville Platte and brothers, James Anthony Fusilier of Lake Charles and Michael Wayne Fusilier and wife Debbie of Lake Charles. Wendel is also the proud grandfather of 7 grandchildren, Morgan Joseph Wooley, Mallory Leigh Morrow, Michael Cameron Wooley, Savannah Catherine Wooley, Bradley Kyle Fusilier, Ellis Emile Fusilier and John Luke Fuislier.

He is proceeded in death by his father, Joffre Fusilier.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte, La.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave words of comfort for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Visitation


Ardoins Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
3 PM - 8 PM

Ardoins Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
6 PM

Arodin's Funeral Home
709 W. Main St
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Thursday, June 23, 2016
8 AM until time of services

Service


Mass of Christian Burial

Our Lady Queen of All Saints
Dardeau St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Thursday, June 23, 2016
2 PM

Cemetery


Gates of Heaven Mausoleum
Ville Platte, LA  70586
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