Erdman John Guitreau

January 15, 1928November 24, 2012

A native of French Settlement and resident of St. Amant, he passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012. He was 84 years old and a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Effie Jewel Michael Guitreau, of St. Amant; daughter and son-in-law, Candy and Tommy Brown, of St. Amant; two sisters, Mabel Felps, of Gonzales, and Paula Brown, of French Settlement; and a granddaughter, Nicole Brown.

Preceded in death by his parents, Alexander David Jr. and Esta Marie Decareaux Guitrau; daughter, Tracy Guitreau, and three brothers, Raymond Paul Guitrau, Donald Guitrau, and Vernon Guitrau.

A visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, on Monday, November 26, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 9 a.m. until funeral service at 10:30 a.m., conducted by Deacon Jimmy Little. Burial will follow in Faithful United Methodist Church Cemetery in St. Amant.

He was a member of Gonzales American Legion Post #81, past commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #45, past commander of the V.F.W. Post 3693, past sector leader of the National Order of Trench Rats Dugout #591: Royal Colony Golden Rodent/Red Eyed Gnawer.

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Erdman John Guitreau

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November 29, 2012

Candy, Ms. Jewell and Family,
I am deeply sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Al and Patsy Guitreau

November 27, 2012

Candy and the entire family. Al and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your father. Your entire family will be in our thoughts. and prayers today

November 26, 2012

During this time of sorrow may you be comforted by Gods promise that he is near to those that are broken at heart. And those crushed in spirit he saves. (Ps 34: 18) May the thought of seeing your loved one again bring you peace. Acts24:15

Vivian Templet Andrews

November 26, 2012

Mrs. Jewell,
I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Tunney. I remember both of you from church as a child, ya were always so friendly to everyone. Mr. Tunney will be very much missed.


November 26, 2012

Candy, Mrs. Jewell & family,
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Tunney's passing. He was a great man and I know all of your wonderful memories will bring you comfort. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

From the Staff of Ourso Funeral Home

November 26, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.