Louis "Pie" Odra Viator Jr

March 4, 1928December 20, 2020

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Louis Odra “Pie” Viator, Jr., age 92, at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church. Fr. Ed Degeyter will officiate. Interment will follow at the church mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at the funeral home from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Wednesday.

A native of Shreveport and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Mr. Viator passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at The Carpenter House.

Mr. Viator was a sports fan who enjoyed swimming, football and baseball in his younger days. He then became an LSU fan and enjoyed playing golf. He was affectionately known as “Pie” by his family and friends. He was employed in the oilfield industry for many years and was a Deputy Marshall in New Iberia.

He is survived by his son, Chester Viator of Toledo Bend; his daughter, Lorraine Munnerlyn of Lafayette; daughter in law, Keren Viator of New Iberia; four grandchildren, Christine Couvillon; Yvonne Fontenot; Cheyenne Buelterman-Fernandez and Tim Munnerlyn and four great grandchildren, Sydney Munnerlyn; Morgan Couvillon; Baylee Couvillon and Ethan Fontenot.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Vivan Marie Bodin Viator; one son, George Michael Viator and his parents, Louis Viator, Sr. and Thelma Fanguy Viator.

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


  • Chester Viator, Son
  • Lorraine Munnerlyn, Daughter
  • Keren Viator, Daughter-in-law
  • Christine Couvillon, Grandchild
  • Yvonne Fontenot, Grandchild
  • Cheyenne Buelterman-Fernandez, Grandchild
  • Tim Munnerlyn, Grandchild
  • Sydney Munnerlyn, Great Grandchild
  • Morgan Couvillon, Great Grandchild
  • Baylee Couvillon, Great Grandchild
  • Ethan Fontenot, Great Grandchild
  • Vivian Marie Bodin Viator, Loving wife (deceased)
  • George Michael Viator, Son (deceased)
  • Thelma Fanguy Viator, Mother (deceased)
  • Louis Viator, Sr., Father (deceased)


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020


Louis "Pie" Odra Viator Jr

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david belanger

December 30, 2020

I worked with Pie in 1967 with Klien-Deco Wireline. He kept me from falling overboard on a job at Tiger Shoal. Saved my life! Always had a smile.

Awannah buelterman

December 23, 2020

One of the greatest Men i ever met. Loved by so many. Honored to have known him.

Jimmy Gonzales

December 23, 2020

So sorry to learn about the passing of my good friend "Pie Viator" We played on a few teams together 1946 NIHS football, He was my catcher with the New Iberia Blues baseball team . also played golf together.. Of course this was many years ago. He will be surely missed by family and friends.. and I also knew his father real well.. I worked for him for many years at Standard Supply.. RIP Pie..

Claudia Torry

December 23, 2020

Lorraine and Chet, so sorry for the loss of your dad. When I was around New Iberia, I would think of visiting Mr. Pie, but never did. Perhaps he wasn't even living there anymore. I too have great memories. RIP Mr. Pie.

Claudia (Claud)

Dawn Mestayer

December 22, 2020

I met Pie at Sugar Oaks, he was my absolute favorite person there. I have been thinking about him often and praying this COVID mess would go away so I could go visit. Everyone is in my prayers. Pie u will forever be in my heart and I will love u always.

Dawn Mestayer

Andre' LaBauve

December 22, 2020

Dear Lorraine, Chester & Family,
Sorry to hear of Pie's passing. I remember growing up next door & all of the good childhood memories. My thoughts & prayers are with your all. Andre'

Kelvin LeDoux

December 22, 2020

My family and I are so sorry for your loss. We want to extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We will keep you and your family in our daily thoughts and prayers. May GOD bless ALL.