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OBITUARY

Gilbert J. Watermeier

October 26, 1944July 27, 2020

Gilbert John Watermeier passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 with his loving family at his side. He was born on October 26, 1944 to Ralph Nicholas Watermeier, Sr. and Addie Higgins Watermeier. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Carol Chassaignac Watermeier. Father of Michele, Jennifer (Michael), and Christopher (Chenae). Gilbert is also survived by his beloved grandchildren that he loved so much and truly enjoyed being involved in all of their sports, activities of interest, and adventures, Lauren Artigues, Madison Artigues, Alex Watermeier, Sara Watermeier, Harrison Robichaux, and Caroline Robichaux. He will also be missed by his nieces and nephews and his precious dog and companion, Sophie. Gilbert was also survived by his beloved sisters, Connie Calongne (Brent) of Houston, TX, Kathleen Delaune (Gene) of Saint Paul, MN, and brother, Ralph (Patsy) of Metairie LA. Gilbert looked forward to his annual family trips to Destin where so many fine memories were made. Gilbert’s last travel was with his grandson, Harrison, in January 2020 to Paris, France. His desire to see Normandy was fulfilled. Gilbert was passionate about contracting and building houses in Metairie- built with quality, elegance and simplicity in home building, along with his wife at his side, decorating and designing. They were a team. He will be missed and remembered for his genuine kindness, smile, generosity, and willingness to help anyone. In the neighborhood he earned the nickname Mr. Wizard. He was talented and knowledgeable of most anything- whether it was cars or home repairs, his children would say, “Daddy will fix it!” Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd in Metairie, on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 2 PM. The family will be receiving visitors after 12:15 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers please, send contributions to Alzheimer’s Association, 3445 N Causeway Blvd Metairie, LA 70002. To view and sign the family guestbook, visit lakelawnmetairie.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 3, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, August 3, 2020

Memories

Gilbert J. Watermeier

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Donald Burks

August 10, 2020

Gilbert was a great guy. He was loved and admired by everyone. He was smart, capable, knowledgeable and could do almost anything. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. Sorry we couldn't be there but Mary was there online. May Peace Be With All Who Loved Gilbert. Love to the family, Don & Mary Burks

Cheryl St. Romain

August 3, 2020

Gilbert was a wonderful and giving person. He was a best friend to my husband, Aubrey and me. After Aubrey had a stroke and couldn't drive, Gilbert would pick him up and they would go on business in Mississippi, have lunch and come back home. I would meet them in the driveway and they would talk about their day and have me laughing. We also spoke about the grandchildren and our loving dogs.
May Carol and family find peace, knowing Jesus is always by their side.
Cheryl St. Romain

Ignacio Villanueva

August 2, 2020

A nice and decent man. I knew him from high school.
God bless him.
Iggy V
Kenner, La.
02 Aug 2020

Yvette & Bob Gestler

August 2, 2020

Dear Carol, Michelle, Jennifer, and Christopher.
Gilbert was as fine of a man that anyone
could ever meet. He was my friend for over 50 years. I have such wonderful memories of the times we spent together, with our spouses. Gilbert was always there to help if needed.
He will be missed by all that knew him.
My dear friend Gilbert, RI P🙏

FRANZ VOGT

August 1, 2020

Dear Carol, Michele, Jennifer and Christopher: I was saddened to read that your husband and father has died. I know it has been a long time since we have seen one another, but those days when we were neighbors on Homestead remain vivid to me. The photo in the obit brought back good memories of Gilbert and you all; it also captured the essence of him: warmth, happiness, and a certain joie de vivre. I am sure he has left a good legacy behind. I am sorry I cannot attend his service as I am now in my summer home in Oregon. But I will be thinking of all of you and sending my sincere condolences. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Franz

Yvonne Morise

August 1, 2020

Gilbert was my brother's best friend - Aubrey St. Romain. They worked together for many years.

When Aubrey had a stroke and could no longer drive, Gilbert would pick him up every couple of weeks or so and take him on rides to care for his business in service stations.

Aubrey and he would talk for hours. I met Gilbert when he was with Aubrey. He was a very kind man.
God' blessings for his family.

Diane Romaguera Breaux

July 31, 2020

Chris, I sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a nice and funny guy!
We had good times at St Catherine and Metairie Playground.
He always remembered me and asked about Randy and Stephen. Please give your Mom and family my sympathy. It is a hard time for you all.

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