OBITUARY

Todd Michael Tullier

December 28, 1964April 13, 2018
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Todd, a native and a resident of Gonzales passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 in Gonzales at the age of 53. Todd was a Process Operator for Mosaic Chemical Plant. There will be a visitation for Todd on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The visitation will continue on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Ourso Funeral Home from 9:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM celebrated by Rev. James May. The burial will follow at Galvez Pentecostal Cemetery, Joe Sevario Rd., Gonzales. Todd is survived by his wife: Gretchen Jenschke Tullier, his parents: Errol Joseph "Yootie" and Barbara Poirrier Tullier, 2 sisters and their spouse: Dayna Nagin and Eddie and Angie Coolman and Jeff all of Gonzales. Todd was preceded in death by his brother: Ron Joseph Tullier, maternal grandparents: Burris and Ruth Achord Poirrier and paternal grandparents: Ambrose and Madeline Braud Tullier. Serving as pallbearers for Todd will be Dwayne Roussell, Eddie Nagin, Nathan "Tyrone" Christy, Andre Tullier , Harold Blanchard and Trad Tullier. You may offer condolences to the family at www.oursofh.com. Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales is in charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Celebration Of Life Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Rhonda Bodnar

April 19, 2018

Todd,

It was a pleasure having you as a brother-n-law. I enjoyed your sense of humor, kindness and wit. You made my sister
a very happy person. We will miss you tremendously. Rest in peace, we will see you again some day.

Rhonda(Kiki)

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Biography

Todd Michael Tullier was a modest man, quiet and observant in his ways. He was trustworthy and traditional in his approach to his life and in his relationships. He was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew him. He was also a man who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything he undertook.

      Todd was born on December 28, 1964, at Baton Rouge General Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His parents were Errol "Yootie" and Barbara Poirrier Tullier. Todd was raised in Gonzales, Louisiana. He was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve him well throughout his life.

      The Tullier household was a typical family- there were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Todd was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared and he was someone who seemed able to keep the stress at bay. Todd was raised with three siblings. He had an older sister, Dayna, a younger brother, Ron and a younger sister, Angie. Todd was constantly involved in activities with his brothers and sisters. He and his siblings may have had the typical rivalries while growing up, but Todd was always consistently loyal to his family.

      As a young child, Todd was never someone who needed to be the center of attention. He was not pushy and never forced his way into games or other activities. Todd developed a variety of interests, though, and the things he enjoyed doing, he did well. He was always curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. Todd took part in youth football and baseball and also played for Galvez Elementary School. He was a Cub Scout and in his spare time he liked reading books, hunting with his Paw Paw Burris Poirrier, riding his dirt bike and watching John Wayne movies. Todd's memorable achievements included winning several trophies in football and baseball. However, what Todd enjoyed most was simply playing and spending time with his friends.

      While his teachers and even his friends generally thought of Todd as being a serious person, he managed to have a pretty good time in high school. He graduated from St. Amant High School in 1982. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was American/World History and Math. The teachers he enjoyed learning from the most were Coach Robert Clouatre and Mrs. Sue Babin. Todd finished his required credits early and was able go to school half a day in his senior year and worked the other half. Todd was a very logical person who enjoyed learning about factual information. Using his exceptional memory, he was able to learn much through observation. Todd excelled in school with very little effort and fuss.

      Todd decided to attend technical school. Being a critical thinker who always remained intellectually independent, Todd chose a path in school that interested him and he did well in all of his courses. The ability to efficiently complete the task at hand was a skill that served Todd well during his continued education. He earned his technical degree in Instrumentation at International Technical Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

      Todd was a very friendly person that people enjoyed being around. He was fortunate to have very close and loyal friends during his life. Todd was a very good judge of character and chose his friends wisely. He was committed to his friends and valued the trust he placed in them. It was not uncommon for Todd to go beyond the call of duty for others and friends frequently sought him out for advice. While growing up, some of his best friends were Steve Poirrier, Dwayne Vezinat and Mickey Causey. Later in life, he became friends with Dwayne "Nose" and Stacye Roussel and Nathan "Tyrone" and Denise Christy.

      On July 6, 1991, Todd exchanged wedding vows with Gretchen Marie Jenschke at The Faith Tabernacle Church of Gonzales, Louisiana. Compassionate and devoted to Gretchen, Todd held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. He took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it his total commitment. He was a source of strength to Gretchen and using his gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, he worked hard to make his new family happy.

      Todd greatly enjoyed what he did for a living. He was a hard worker, who expected the same in return from his co-workers. He was skilled at working effectively in small or large groups and in one-on-one situations, as well as handling solo assignments efficiently. Always able to attend to the task at hand, Todd was excellent at meeting deadlines. He was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. His primary occupation was Process Operator. He was employed for 13 years at Triad Chemical in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, and 10 years at Mosaic Chemical in St. James, Louisiana. Todd worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done. His work ethic was impeccable.

      Todd liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. His favorite pursuits were motorcycle riding with his father-in-law, Harold Blanchard, and going on vacation to Pensacola, Florida, with his wife, Gretchen. He was also an avid reader.

      Todd enjoyed sports and was certain that he could make better decisions than the coaches or players while watching a competitive sport on television. He played football during middle school in the position of middle linebacker due to his size and strength. His favorite sports to watch were football and baseball. He was a big fan of the LSU Tigers and the New Orleans Saints.

      Todd was a man who was dedicated and devoted to his faith. He believed in The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. He knew Jesus was his Savior and one day he would spend eternity in Heaven. He was unwavering in his beliefs.

      Todd loved his animals like they were his children. One of Todd’s favorites was Abby, a terrier mix. They were best friends for 13 years. His family was rounded out by two cats, White Feet and Daisy and his dog, Emily.

      Todd Michael Tullier passed away on April 13, 2018, at his home in Gonzales, Louisiana of heart failure. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Gretchen; parents, Errol "Yootie" and Barbara Poirrier Tullier; sisters, Dayna Tullier Nagin and Angie Tullier Coolman. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ron Joseph Tullier. Religious services celebrated by Rev. James May were held at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales, Louisiana. Todd was laid to rest in The Galvez Pentecostal Cemetery in Gonzales, Louisiana.

      Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Todd Michael Tullier. He was committed to living the life of a good man, who was both practical and trustworthy. He was committed to the traditional values that he upheld his entire life. Most of all, he was committed to those he knew and loved.