OBITUARY

Herman Joseph LeBleu

August 6, 1933February 12, 2021

Herman J. “Bleu” LeBleu died Friday, February 12th at his home in Baton Rouge, LA at the age of 87. He was born on August 6, 1933 during the depression. He grew up on a farm in Branch, LA until he joined the Army at age 18. He was a Korean War veteran and was awarded the Combat Medical Badge for his service. He then attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and graduated in 1961. He went on to work at Louisiana Farm Bureau for over 30 years. The primary focus of his life was his wife and 6 children and he was extremely proud of all of his children’s achievements. He had the true Cajun heritage of hard work, dry humor, and great story telling. He is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Winnie Dee Castille; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Lela and Dana Peairs, Maria and George Barry; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Andre and Heidi, Travis, Ben and Samantha, Jon and Nicole; 13 grandchildren, Hayden, Christine, Emma, and Eve Peairs, Ethan and Maura LeBleu, Sean, Blair, and Ryn LeBleu, Hudson and Braden Barry, Piper and Rush LeBleu; great-grandson, Samson; and 1 sister. He was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers and 2 sisters; and his much loved daughter-in-law, Vicki. Visitation will be on Friday, February 26, at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, from 9:00 a.m. until a Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment with military honors will be at 1:00 p.m. at Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary, LA. Pallbearers will be sons Ben and Jon, son-in-law Dana Peairs and grandsons Hayden Peairs, Sean LeBleu, and Ethan LeBleu.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, February 26, 2021

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Greg aka Pegger McCormick

March 2, 2021

I met the Lebeu family in 1978. I was one of the only Protestants out of the group of boys we all hung out with. On Wednesday's, all the boys would go to Catechism. On those days, I would go over to the Lebleu's house and hang out with Mrs. Dee and Mr. Herman (if he was home from work early). We had some of the best conversations. I loved listening to his stories. When parts of the stories or jokes would have something slightly off color, Mrs. Dee would look at him and he would smile that charming smile and continue but with the edited version. In recent years my wife and I were driving through Villa Del Rey and we pulled into Lebleu home. I introduced my wife to him and Mr. Herman invited us in and proceeded to regale her with stories. He told her one story about "Pegger" (my old nickname then). Her eyes went wide "THAT STORY IS TRUE!" I love the LeBleu family and I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Herman's passing. He was something else. Rest in Peace

Pam Marcantel

February 17, 2021

The Lebleu family, what can I say. When I heard this my heart just broke. I know life goes on and we all age and time passes and so do we but legends never die! I am so very sorry for for the loss of your legend! Mr. Lebleu has been in our lives for over 40 years. After all he was Davids second Dad! We love you guys and please let us know if there is anything we can do. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY