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Wilton M. Fontenot

September 9, 1945 ~ August 18, 2022 (age 76)

Obituary

VILLE PLATTE - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Wilton M.  Fontenot at 1:30 PM on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte, La.  Father Andrew Killeen will celebrate the Mass.  Burial will take place at St. Peter Cemetery in Grand Prairie, LA.

Wilton M. Fontenot, age 76, a long-time resident of Ville Platte passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022, with his loving wife by his side. Wilton was born on September 9, 1945, in St. Landry to Adam and Nursey Fontenot. Like many at the time, Wilton served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a hard-working man, who worked in auto parts sales for over 42 years. He spent time outdoors hunting, gardening, and raising pigeons, rabbits, cows, and chickens. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Wilton will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Ledoux Fontenot; two daughters, Melissa Vidrine and husband, Steven of Ville Platte and Roxanne Bolfa of New Orleans; five grandchildren, Matthew Louis Bolfa and wife, Alyssa of New Orleans, Elizabeth Marie Vidrine of Ville Platte, Chelsea Thibodeaux and husband, Kody of New Orleans, Brandon Kyle Vidrine of Ville Platte, and Benjamin John Vidrine of Ville Platte; three great grandchildren, Harlee Elizabeth Fontenot, Wesley Scott Vidrine, and Whitten Louis Bolfa; and sister, Debbie Andrus of Woodbury, TN.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Nursey Fontenot; and two sisters, Nevlis Devillier and Nazel Belanger.

Visitation will be held at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  A rosary will be prayed by Deacon Ben Soileau at 6:00 PM.  Visitation will resume on Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. 

Family and friends may send condolences to the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

 

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Wilton

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ardoin's Funeral Homes Ville Platte


Services

Visitation
Friday
August 19, 2022

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ardoin's Funeral Home
709 W Main St.
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Recitation of the Rosary
Friday
August 19, 2022

6:00 PM
Ardoin's Funeral Home
709 W Main St.
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Visitation
Saturday
August 20, 2022

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Ardoin's Funeral Home
709 W Main St.
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
August 20, 2022

1:30 PM
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Main Street
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Burial
Saturday
August 20, 2022

2:30 PM
St. Peter Cemetery
1074 LA-748
Washington, LA 70589

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