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Hixson Moss Bluff

150 Bruce Circle, Moss Bluff, LA

OBITUARY

Bonnie Katheryn Schwenneker

October 30, 1934April 14, 2020

Bonnie ‘Katheryn’ Cagle Schwenneker of Lake Charles, LA, passed away on Tuesday April 14, 2020 at the age of 85.

Katheryn was born October 30, 1934 in Merryville, LA to Earl and Bonnie Perry Cagle. On June 20, 1953, she married Charles Schwenneker and together they raised their two children, Karen and Greg, in Lake Charles, LA. She retired from Entergy and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Moss Bluff. Katheryn was devoted to her family, loved taking family vacations and cruises, and was always there for her friends and loved ones. She was a great role model in both her personal and work life. When she wasn’t outside working in the yard or with her flowers, she may be inside sewing, cooking, reading a good mystery novel, or chatting over freshly brewed coffee. She also loved birds and discovering antiques or forgotten finds. While Katheryn enjoyed many things and lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, her greatest passion was her family and she will be greatly missed . Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Charles Schwenneker; her daughter Karen Schwenneker O’Bryan of Texas City, TX; her son Greg Schwenneker and wife Melissa of Lake Charles, LA; her four grandchildren, Kari O’Bryan Norlander and husband Gavin, Kenna O’Bryan Pruitt and husband Jeremy, Rachel Schwenneker, and Jonathan Schwenneker; her three step-grandchildren, Davi Haguette, Erika Haguette, and Natalie Gray; her four great-grandchildren, Lori King Wood and husband Dennis, and triplets, Madalyn, Conrad, and Kadence Pruitt; and her one great-great-grandchild Dennis Ray Wood IV. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Earl Wayne and Jack Cagle.

A private family graveside memorial will be held as soon as circumstances can accommodate. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com for the Schwenneker family.

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Phil Aucoin

April 21, 2020

May God Bless all of you during this difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏

Melissa Schwenneker

April 20, 2020

About us? Well, you received someone you barely new, coming from Brazil, to be the wife of your son. I was expecting something like a Supreme Court hearing, instead, I’ve got a beautiful smile, followed by a classy, polite, warm “welcome”. You helped me with my first steps in gardening, loved my roses and could not see a weed, that you would go there to pull them out. During our 15 day road trip, from Lake Charles to Montana, I am sure we visited every Walmart store we passed by... and took pictures, lots of pictures. You loved showing pictures of your great grand kids, triplets, to simply every soul who would be close enough to engage in a conversation. You were beautiful all your life, a successful mother who raised two wonderful kids, a matriarch always present, caring for your family. Your trade mark quotes: “Save for rainy days”; “they are cutting back on everything”; “Mother would have love the flowers”. “CHUCK & GREG.!!!!” calling them when you wanted something done around the property. I have never seen two grown up men jumping from their chair, immediately, stopping everything and anything, to do what you asked. I wish you’d have given me that formula. Thank you for the good memories, for being a mother who built the character of your son to be a decent, honest, hardworking man, best husband, son, father, friend. We had good laughing moments, haven’t we? Until we meet again....

Melissa Schwenneker

April 20, 2020

If you were not very fond of dogs, then you’ve never looked at Scarlet as one. Every afternoon, after work, when I stopped by the house, you were on your chair, coffee on one hand, Scarlet on your lap, with you going thru her fur, ears and who would imagine? She didn’t want to leave your lap for nothing,. You spoiled her daily, took her for walks, gave her all the love a dog deserves. Have I mentioned if I’d show up in the house without Scarlet, the first question was: where is little bit?

Melissa Schwenneker

April 20, 2020

Erika was studying for her finals, and didn’t go to your house with us, for lunch. You were worried about her studying too much and not eating anything, well, I came back home with this huge amount of food in a Tupperware.

Melissa Schwenneker

April 20, 2020

You received my kids with opened arms. One day, I was at work and got a call my son was running a fever. It was raining hard, you used not to drive in raining days, because you were afraid of vehicles accidents. You overcame the fear, and drove all the way from Moss Bluff to Lake Charles.
When Davi moved to Baton Rouge/ LSU, you used to bake the banana bread he loved so I could bring it to him, one time, you also baked it, went to the post office and mailed it to him

Rachel Schwenneker

April 20, 2020

❤️👼

Rachek Schwenneker

April 20, 2020

She let me snap chat her and thought it was the silliest thing!!!

Rachel Schwenneker

April 20, 2020

We got wet on this ride at Dollywood!!! I laughed so hard the whole time we were on that ride!! Her ooooo’ing and ahhhhh’ing!!!! was so dramatic and hysterical lol

Rachel Schwenneker

April 20, 2020

The memory I’ll cherish the most is shopping together ❤️ When I was younger, we would argue over whether something was too short, revealing or not conservative enough; I laugh about it now but I can’t thank her enough for instilling those simple standards and values as a young and impressionable girl.

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FROM THE FAMILY

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