J. E. Hixson & Sons

3001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA


Kent Waldmeier

October 10, 1956November 2, 2019

Kent Waldmeier, age 63, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away on Saturday November 2, 2019. Kent was born October 10, 1956 to Robert and Dorothy Tharp Waldmeier. Kent enjoyed fishing, hunting and loved the water. Kent was a life long resident of Lake Charles and made many life long friends who will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Andy Waldmeier and Keith Waldmeier.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons; Robert Waldmeier of Miami, FL, Daniel Stephen Waldmeier of Baton Rouge, LA, Michael James Waldmeier and wife Melissa of San Antonio, TX; brother, Lance Waldmeier and wife Valarie of Sulphur, LA; sister Angele Boyett and husband Bill of Lake Charles, LA; granddaughter, Ada Waldmeier.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on November 5, 2019 at the home of Megan Waldmeier Tyler at 5:30pm.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com for the Waldmeier family.


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Rennie Louviere

November 6, 2019

I can't put in words how many good times I've had with Kent and his family. Many good memories at their house, the pawn shop, riding all over in his truck, camping, skiing and a lot of fishing. If you Kent, you know he was a special guy. I'm gonna miss him very much.

Janis Whitney

November 5, 2019

When my family moved to Lake Charles, we lived on Kirkman. Kent Waldmeier noticed me ~ a new kid. We told each other our names and we were off to the races. Kent was the first friend I ever made without meeting through family. We were five years old.
Kent helped me be a better bike rider. I showed him how to roller skate. Mostly we goofed off, laughed a lot and ate my Mom's popcorn. We went to Central School together from 1st-3rd grades. Then my family moved to another district for 4th-6th. We both went to Pearl Watson Junior High. I was so happy to see Kent again. He was as kind as he'd always been. I left Lake Charles after 8th grade.
I hope Kent had a life filled with laughter, love & joy. No one gets through life without trials and losses. I hope Kent's were few. Now he knows answers to mysteries, those of us left behind are not privy to. I wish Kent grand travels. I see his birthday is October 10th, the same as my late husband. I rather like that.
Deepest condolences to his family; his boys, Lance & Angelle. Take care of yourselves and each other. Cherish life. Love well.
In deepest sorrow,
Janis Whitney (back in those days)

Craig Thurmon

November 5, 2019

Growing up, Kent was like a brother to all of us. The great times we had fishing, crabbing, hunting, camping, all the "being kids" stuff we pulled....will always be cherished memories for me. My heartfelt prayers are with our family and friends. Gonna miss my "Cuz".

Brian Michel

November 4, 2019

Many memories! Rest in peace old friend!

Ashley Crain

November 4, 2019

I met Mr. Kent in 2007. It wasn't long after meeting Mr. Kent I found out I was pregnant with my second son. This was a trying time in my life for me. PawPaw happened to be one of those people who showed up and helped me get through what seemed to be an impossible time. Always had a warm cup of coffee to share and helped me get to my first OB appointment and several after that due to me not having transportation at the time. He also helped my mother very early on in her recovery. He got her to and from her meetings, work, helped her get into her first apartment after her choosing to turn her life around. Kent was an all around great friend. And I am forever thankful for the friendship he offered me and those I love.. Rest Easy Old Friend. My prayers are with all who were closest to him at this time and the days to come

Kathy and Mike McFatter

November 3, 2019

This picture is just as we remember Kent. He was one of the really good guys! Mike remembers that he always had Pats back! God bless you all!
Mike and Kathy McFatter