Archie Anselem

April 22, 1928April 25, 2011

Archie Anselem, 83, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 in a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Holmwood and born to Anna and George Anselem. He farmed rice and soybean for Sweetlake Land and Oil for over 50 years. Even after retiring he continued to work for them at the pumping station. He also would work as a boilermaker and worked for Jean Lafitte RV Park. He was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, prior member of the Knights of Columbus and Amicus Club. He was a very loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and friend to all. He enjoyed sharing time, hunting, camping, shrimping, and working the family farm. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Gladys Coble Anselem of Holmwood, LA; daughters, Judy Seay and husband, Tom of Cottondale, FL, Libby Dilmore and husband, Louis of Cottondale, FL, Lois Cruze and husband, Kenny of Holmwood, LA, Lynette Reed and husband, Dwight of Holmwood, LA, Dollie Mayeux and husband, Tony of Mt. Belvieu, TX; sisters, Edna Anselem and Joyce Miller; grandchildren, Michael Phillips, Larry, Josh and Will Wright, Steven Dilmore, Amy Cruze and Lillie Mayeux; great grandchildren, Allie Hay, Cara and Evan Wright as well as one on the way. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Caleb Phillips. His funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Rev. Randy Canter will officiate with Eulogy being read by Ralph DeRouen. Pallbearers assisting in his service will be Larry Wright, Josh Wright, Will Wright, Steven Dilmore, Amy Cruze and Lillie Mayeux. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. with visitation resuming at 8 a.m. til time of service. Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery in Woodlawn. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. M. Khan and Hospice of St. Patrick’s. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 27, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Keith Leger

April 28, 2011

I worked for Mr. Archie in the early 80s as a farm hand. I've never met a more kind, gentle and patient man.

Donnell Allen

April 28, 2011

Our regards and condolences to you and your family.

April 27, 2011

Our love and thoughts are with you today and always.

Chuck and Janet Hazen
Cottondale, Fl

Gail Laramore

April 27, 2011

Just want you to know I am thinking about you and your family.

W.C., Dawn and Chance Beard II

April 26, 2011

To the family of Uncle Archie(as we in Holmwood called him) we are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all in your time of need. We will so miss seeing him on his lawnmower cutting grass and having him spray my mailbox to kill the grass around it. Mrs. Lynette and Mrs. Gladys know we love you both very much and the neighborhood will never be the same w/out Uncle Archies smileing face. If there is anything we can do to help out around the house or even just someone to talk to please feel free to call apon us. We love you all and will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers. May your memories and God help you threw this difficut time. God Bless You All.

April 26, 2011

We as a family want to extend our sypmpathy to your family. Mr. Anselem was a wonderful man. He leaves behind quite a legacy in all "his girls" You are a great family and we love you all. Judy and Mike are very special to us and we send our love....

Pat Mcrae, Charlotte Brock and Marsha Stailey

Karen Indingaro

April 26, 2011

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to your family. May God bless you all and give you peace and comfort in your time of loss.

Monica Bernard

April 25, 2011

We send our deepest condolences from SWLA Center for Health Services. Lynette Reed is not only our co-worker but a dear friend to everyone here and we will keep your family in our prayers. Monica Bernard