Ourso Funeral Home

134 Houmas Street, Donaldsonville, LA


Rene P Landry

August 9, 1968July 13, 2019

Rene Pierre Landry, a resident of Belle Rose, passed away on July 13, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Rene was a loving devoted father, husband, son, brother, uncle and a loyal friend. He was born on August 9, 1968 and graduated from Assumption High School. Rene proudly served his country in the United States Army and National Guard for over 3 years during which he participated in Operation Just Cause in Panama and was called to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm. Upon his release from the Army, he worked as a Deputy Sheriff for the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was employed by CF Industries in Donaldsonville. Rene was the most giving, kindhearted person who made a positive impact on all he encountered. He loved to cook, feed people, and entertain them on the guitar and with his jokes. He was proud to be a Manchu Brother! Rene is survived by his loving wife, Pam Landry; daughters, Haley and Hannah; parents, Raymond (Bob) and Ivy (Comeaux) Landry; sisters, Andrea (Guy) Delatte and Vicki (JC) Dorr; In-laws, Leslie and Bonnie Landry, Darla (David) Ratcliff, Suzette (Kevin) Acosta, Chandra (John) Ewen, Joshua (Stefanie) Landry and numerous nieces and nephews. The pallbearers will be Jay Gallup, Ted Bates, Henry Cerda, Kevin Fagedes, Louis LeBlanc, and Leland Falcon. The honorary pallbearers will be Rudy Prejean, Roland LeBlanc, Aaron Cernuska, Dwayne LeBlanc, Joshua Landry and Derrin Coupel. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of The Crossing at Clarity Hospice, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, the NeuroMedical Rehabilitation Hospital, Pinnacle Home Health and Mary Byrd Perkins Cancer Center. A very special thanks to Dr. Charles Bolotte for his continuous care and compassion. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at St. Jules Catholic Church from 8:30 until the Mass of Christian Burial for 11:00 am in Belle Rose. Father Matthew Graham will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Crossing at Clarity Hospice or the Wounded Warrior Project. If you would like to send condolences to the family, please sign the online guestbook at oursodonaldsonville.com


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 17, 2019


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Kevin Harrell

July 17, 2019

This earth is a better place for you having passed through.....and heaven has gained one of the finest men I have ever known. Rest In Peace.

Jay Gallup

July 17, 2019

Where do I begin? Thank you for our friendship. Thank you for your service to our country. Thank you for allowing me to become close with you and your family. Thank you for demonstrating to all how a man loves, cares, and provides for his family. I am a better man for having known you. I will watch over Pam and the girls and make sure that they are cared for. The world will have a huge void in it now that you are gone. I know that you are with God and watch over us all now. Know that I will always remember you and that I am honored to call you my Manchu brother. Until we meet again, fly high with the angels. Keep up the fire.

Helen Sztroin

July 16, 2019

It was a true honor to be blessed with such a genuine friend & brother of our family. Rene was one of those kind, genuine souls that you sincerely admired. Here on earth, we have lost such an amazing friend, husband, father, son, brother but heaven has truly gained a gift 💝 Rene you will forever be alive in our hearts but there will always be a tear in our eyes missing you until we meet again. We will always be here to help your beautiful wife and girls in any way needed so please rest easy our beloved friend!
With all of our love and sympathy,
Helen & Dave Sztroin

Martin Hernandez

July 16, 2019

Rene, my fellow Manchu brother from LA, I will dearly miss you but will never forget what a great person and soldier you where. I loved the days in the barracks where you where picking and a grinning. Hanging out on Sundays eating pizza getting our rooms ready for Top to walk through and inspect. 2nd Plt (Root Root Mother......) love ya, Geaux Tigers!

Jessica Gautreau

July 16, 2019

Rene was the one who made me feel at home, as he told stories and jokes with his warm smile, during my first Christmas with my husband’s family (Jarrett Gautreau). I will always remember how he was willing to make fun of himself in order to make me less nervous about meeting the family. Putting others before himself. He will be missed

Ed Crook

July 16, 2019

Landry was one of those people you felt better for knowing. It use to make me mad when we were in the field getting our butts kicked and here would come Landry smile on his face acting like he was glad to be there. Who in the hell is happy to be on a 15 mile road march after two weeks in the field. Im sure he wasn't any more happy than me but you couldn't tell it. Some people you are no better for have knowing. Landry was not one of those people. I will miss you brother. Rest easy your fight is done and know we will take it from here.

Keep Up The Fire. Save me a place in Heaven close to you I will have some questions.

Charles Dunlap

July 16, 2019

My Manchu brother.
Love you, think of you often. Will miss you. Will keep you in my heart. Had lots of good times, growing up in the army. Came in, everyone was a stranger, left and we were all brothers. Love that accent, your friend and Manchu Brother...Stretch...KUTF!!!

Lonnie Wilson

July 15, 2019

You will truly be missed Brother.
We went on for hours talking about putting on the next "Cajun Boil" at the Ft. Benning Reunion . Love you Brother!!
Keep up the Fire!!

Billy Wagner

July 15, 2019

Rest in Peace Rene!! You will be greatly missed. I really enjoyed talking LSU and Saints football at the Manchu Reunion in Ft. Benning. Love you Brother!! Keep up the Fire!!

KIp Justilian

July 15, 2019

So very sad for his passing. He was such an amazing man. Christine and I will pray you will get through this painlessly. Please feel free to call for any help through this loss. We are here if you need anything.