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Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA

OBITUARY

Aaron "Zeke" Joseph Lavergne Jr.

March 27, 1938October 1, 2019
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RYNELLA- A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Aaron “Zeke” Joseph Lavergne, Jr., age 81, at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at St. Marcellus Catholic Church with Fr. James Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow at the church mausoleum with military honors by the Iberia Veterans Honor Guard.

A visitation will take place at Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia on Friday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a rosary being prayed at 7:00 pm by the Men’s Rosary Group. The funeral home will reopen on Saturday at 8:00 am until service time.

A native of Saint Martinville and longtime resident of New Iberia, Mr. Lavergne passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Southwest War Veteran’s Home in Jennings Louisiana surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Lavergne proudly served his country in the United States Airforce and was honorably discharged. He was a member of the American Legion – Post #335 of New Iberia. Aaron, better known as Zeke, was a lifelong resident of New Iberia and graduated from N.I.S.H in 1955. He worked at International Salt mine for several years before moving on to Texaco, where he was employed for 26 years until his retirement. Zeke was a kind and caring man who enjoyed the simple life of country living. He loved fishing and baseball and even coached some of his children’s teams. Zeke was an avid reader, especially when it came to Stephen King novels, and enjoyed old cowboy movies and country music. A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, he will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Verd “Sis” LeBlanc Lavergne; sons, Troy Anthony Lavergne and wife Roxanne of Coteau, Peter John Lavergne of New Iberia, and Steven Mark Lavergne and wife Alison of New Iberia; daughters, Gretchen Ann Lavergne of Jacksonville, FL, and Bridget L. Dauterive and husband Aubry of New Iberia; brothers, Perry M. Lavergne of New Ibeira and Guy L. Lavergne and wife Teresa of New Iberia; grandchildren, Hope Sonnier and husband David, Brody Simpson and wife Megan, Baden Simpson, Jarrad Lavergne and wife Hanna, Tyler Lavergne, Joseph Dauterive and Aubriel Dauterive; and great grandchildren, Rome Simpson, Cori Sonnier, Collyns Sonnier, Atlas Simpson, Rayleigh Ann Lavergne, Luke James Lavergne, and Connor Gray Sonnier.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Aaron, Sr. and Rose Young Lavergne; sister, Gracie A. Zancanella; and brother-in-law, Buzz Zancanella.

Pallbearers will be Troy Lavergne, Peter Lavergne, Steven Lavergne, Jarrad Lavergne, Brody Simpson, Tyler Lavergne, and Baden Simpson.

The family would like to extend special thanks to for the nurses and staff of Southwest Veteran’s Home and Amedysis Hospice for their kindness, caring, love and support.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Verd "Sis" LeBlanc Lavergne, Wife
  • Troy Anthony Lavergne & Roxanne, Son
  • Peter John Lavergne, Son
  • Steven Mark Lavergne & Alison, Son
  • Gretchen Ann Lavergne, Daughter`
  • Bridget M. Dauterive & Aubry, Daughter
  • Hope Sonnier & David, Grandchild
  • Brody Simpson & Megan, Grandchild
  • Baden Simpson, Grandchild
  • Jarrad Lavergne & Hanna, Grandchild
  • Tyler Lavergne, Grandchild
  • Joseph Dauterive, Grandchild
  • Aubriel Dauterive, Grandchild
  • Perry M. Lavergne, Brother
  • Guy L. Lavergne & Theresa, Brother
  • Rose Young Lavergne, Mother (deceased)
  • Aaron Joseph Lavergne, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Gracie A. Zancanella & Buzz, Sister (deceased)
  • He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Rome Simpson, Cori Sonnier, Collyns Sonnier, Atlas Simpson, Rayleigh Ann Lavergne, Luke James Lavergne and Connor Sonnier.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Troy Lavergne, Active
  • Peter Lavergne, Active
  • Steven Lavergne, Active
  • Jarrad Lavergne, Active
  • Brody Simpson, Active
  • Tyler Lavergne, Active
  • Baden Simpson, Active

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, October 5, 2019

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My sincere condolences to the LaVergne family I didn't have the pleasure of knowing mr. Aaron but I did get to know Guy and Perry fine men. I thank God for the honor of knowing these men, I will continue praying for the family and the loved ones of me LaVergne. Blessings to you and may you find comfort in God's arms.

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RYNELLA- A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Aaron “Zeke” Joseph Lavergne, Jr., age 81, at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at St. Marcellus Catholic Church with Fr. James Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow at the church mausoleum with military honors by the Iberia Veterans Honor Guard.

A visitation will take place at Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia on Friday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a rosary being prayed at 7:00 pm by the Men’s Rosary Group. The funeral home will reopen on Saturday at 8:00 am until service time.

A native of Saint Martinville and longtime resident of New Iberia, Mr. Lavergne passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Southwest War Veteran’s Home in Jennings Louisiana surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Lavergne proudly served his country in the United States Airforce and was honorably discharged. He was a member of the American Legion – Post #335 of New Iberia. Aaron, better known as Zeke, was a lifelong resident of New Iberia and graduated from N.I.S.H in 1955. He worked at International Salt mine for several years before moving on to Texaco, where he was employed for 26 years until his retirement. Zeke was a kind and caring man who enjoyed the simple life of country living. He loved fishing and baseball and even coached some of his children’s teams. Zeke was an avid reader, especially when it came to Stephen King novels, and enjoyed old cowboy movies and country music. A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, he will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Verd “Sis” LeBlanc Lavergne; sons, Troy Anthony Lavergne and wife Roxanne of Coteau, Peter John Lavergne of New Iberia, and Steven Mark Lavergne and wife Alison of New Iberia; daughters, Gretchen Ann Lavergne of Jacksonville, FL, and Bridget L. Dauterive and husband Aubry of New Iberia; brothers, Perry M. Lavergne of New Ibeira and Guy L. Lavergne and wife Teresa of New Iberia; grandchildren, Hope Sonnier and husband David, Brody Simpson and wife Megan, Baden Simpson, Jarrad Lavergne and wife Hanna, Tyler Lavergne, Joseph Dauterive and Aubriel Dauterive; and great grandchildren, Rome Simpson, Cori Sonnier, Collyns Sonnier, Atlas Simpson, Rayleigh Ann Lavergne, Luke James Lavergne, and Connor Gray Sonnier.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Aaron, Sr. and Rose Young Lavergne; sister, Gracie A. Zancanella; and brother-in-law, Buzz Zancanella.

Pallbearers will be Troy Lavergne, Peter Lavergne, Steven Lavergne, Jarrad Lavergne, Brody Simpson, Tyler Lavergne, and Baden Simpson.

The family would like to extend special thanks to for the nurses and staff of Southwest Veteran’s Home and Amedysis Hospice for their kindness, caring, love and support.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.