OBITUARY

Karl Joseph Arceneaux Sr.

June 29, 1937June 30, 2012

NEW IBERIA – Funeral services will be celebrated for Karl J. Arceneaux, Sr., age 75, on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Fr. Gene Tremie, pastor of St. Marcellus Catholic Church, will officiate. Karl will be laid to rest at 1:30 pm in the Port Hudson National Cemetery in Zachary, LA with full military honors by the Navy.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia on Monday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 6:30 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Tuesday from 8:00 am until services.

Karl was born June 29, 1937 in Weeks Island, LA to Harry Arceneaux, Sr. and Irene Pichoff Arceneaux, and passed away peacefully just hours after his 75th birthday on Saturday, June 30, 2012. He was retired from the United States Navy as a Radioman Petty Officer 1st Class with over 20 years of service to his country.

Karl loved to travel and saw much of the United States and visited abroad as well. He was a wood craftsman, collected model trains, and was an excellent artist (with many of his paintings adorning the walls of his home). He was a kind man with a joking spirit, and loved being with family and friends. He leaves behind many fond memories that will forever be cherished by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife of five years, Helen Broussard Arceneaux of New Iberia; two children, Kirt Arceneaux and Dearyl Lynn Arceneaux both of Harvey; 15 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; five step-children, Lauralee Migues and husband Shannon of New Iberia, Mark Ridge of New Iberia, Eddie Ridge and wife Carolyn of Mandeville, Brad Ridge and wife Susan of Scott, and Debbie Burke and husband Joe of Youngsville; 5 step-grandchildren; and his sisters, Juanita Motika of San Antonio and Elsie Savin of New Iberia..

He was preceded in death by two sons, Karl (Chip) Arceneaux, Jr. and James Ray Arceneaux; a grandchild, Kayla Arceneaux; his first wife, Elodie Hamilton Arceneaux; parents, Harry and Irene Arceneaux, Sr.; a step-brother, Tony Arceneaux; and a step-sister, Elizabeth Pichoff.

Pallbearers will be members of the family and friends.

To view the online obituary, video tribute and sign the guestbook, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia (337) 364-1881 is in charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 3, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, July 2, 2012
  • Rosary Monday, July 2, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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ELAINE PICHOFF

August 18, 2012

REST IN PEACE MY DEAR SWEET UNCLE. NO MORE PAIN NOW. I LOVE YOU. I WILL MISS VISITING AND TALKING WITH YOU ABOUT OH SO MANY THINGS; AND YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR. I ONLY WISH I COULD HAVE MADE TO YOUR SEND OFF

michael polit

August 14, 2012

you were a good fellow, and you will be missed by all who loved you.

April Spiva

July 23, 2012

Karl was a loving father and husband and his sense of humor always made everyone around him happy. I was his son Chips girlfriend for a few years and he always made me feel like part of the family. It is with great sadness that I heard of his passing. My thoughts will be with his family.
Love April Angelina Spiva
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Brook Arceneaux

July 10, 2012

Hayden White

July 9, 2012

I will love and miss you forever and always. I miss you dearly . I know you are resting in peace . You're at home now . So i will love and miss you dearly.

Love Always and Forever,

Your Great Grandson,

Brook Arceneaux

July 9, 2012

I will love and miss you forever and always . I miss you dearly . I still can't believe you left the Earth but at least you went home . I love you dearly.

Love Always and Forever,
Your great granddaughter,

Kristina Arceneaux

July 9, 2012

Paw-Paw I will miss you dearly . I will always love and miss you forever and always . I still can't believe that you are gone forever. Someday I will see you again . I know you went home on my birthday I will severly miss you and love you.

Love Always and Forever,
Your Granddaughter,

Earline Arceneaux

July 9, 2012

Even though you were my father-in-law . I will always miss and love you forever and always. After my father passed away , you took me in as your own daughter,and loved me since then.

Love Always,
your Daughter-in-law

Mary Jane Pichoff

July 8, 2012

I'm very sorry for the loss of Karl. Seems like he was a kind, funny, and great husband, father, grandfather and parrain. I wish I had gotten to know him, after I finally met him. Hope you will all accept my apology for not writing condolences before asking about family matters. I honestly thought I HAD!
Please accept my sincere sympathy. May God bless uou all at this sad time, and may Karl rest in peace.

Ray & Nicole Graf

July 6, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to the Arceneaux family.