OBITUARY

Dudley LeJuhn Jr.

November 10, 1955March 28, 2021
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Dudley LeJuhn Jr., 65, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021. He was born on November 10th, 1955 to Dudley Sr. & Enola LeJuhn in Orange, TX.

Dudley was a life-long resident of Vinton and was a 1974 graduate of Vinton High School. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 6103, LHSAA Football Association, and the local Millwright Union. He worked for Westlake Chemical, PE&O as a Maintenance Superintendent for 24 years. Dudley loved to hunt duck, deer, and alligator. He enjoyed being in the marsh and boat riding. Some of his favorite past times was welding and working on motors, popping fireworks and starting HUGE bon-fires! Dudley was a loyal LSU Tigers and Pittsburg Steelers fan. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, especially all of the fun times spent together (in the shop).

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Gwen Breaux LeJuhn of Vinton; one daughter, Kristi Braquet and husband Tommy; one son, Cody LeJuhn Sr. and wife Myrissa all of Vinton; eight grandchildren, Dustin Braquet and fiancé Kayla Turner, Kaitlyn, Kylie, and Chris Braquet, Beonca Harvey, Cody Jr and Conner LeJuhn, and Nevaeh Erdem; one great-grandson Weston Braquet and a great-granddaughter on the way; his sister, Marie Baus of Sulphur; mother-in-law, Janet “MawMaw” Breaux; in-laws, Rhonda Guidry, Charlotte "Chako" Williams, Jane Parish, Henry "Coon" Breaux Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Logan Riley LeJuhn; sisters, Hazel Loftin and Linda Elliott.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rev. Carlos Garcia will officiate. Visitation is from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Hixson Vinton Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, March 31 from 10 a.m. in the funeral home until time to leave for Mass. Interment will follow in Big Woods Cemetery in Edgerly, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dudley’s memory can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1421 Industrial St., Vinton, LA 70668. Words of comfort and fond memories can be shared with the family at www.hixsonvinton.com

  • FAMILY

  • Gwen Breaux LeJuhn, Wife of 45 years
  • Kristi Braquet and husband Tommy, Daughter
  • Cody LeJuhn Sr. and wife Myrissa, Son
  • Dustin Braquet and fiancé Kayla Turner, Kaitlyn, Kylie, and Chris Braquet, Beonca Harvey, Cody Jr and Conner LeJuhn, and Nevaeh Erdem, Grandchildren
  • Weston Braquet, Great Grandson
  • Marie Baus, Sister
  • Janet Breaux, Mother-in-law
  • Rhonda Guidry, Charlotte "Chako" Williams, Jane Parish, Henry "Coon" Breaux Jr, In-laws
  • Dudley Sr. & Enola LeJuhn, Parents (deceased)
  • Logan Riley LeJuhn, Grandson (deceased)
  • Hazel Loftin and Linda Elliott, Sisters (deceased)
  • and a great-granddaughter on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Braquet
  • Dustin Braquet
  • Thomas Braquet
  • Henry "Coon" Breaux Jr.
  • Brad Patin
  • Greg Braquet

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Visitation Resumes

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

  • Interment

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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Dudley LeJuhn Jr.

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Jeff Kibodeaux

March 30, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Dudley’s passing. Gwen and family, you are in my prayers. I love the football picture! I absolutely loved playing football in high school with Dudley!! He was a tough guy with a huge, compassionate heart! I know he will be missed. May God receive him into His heavenly grace.

FRANCIS MCCALL

March 30, 2021

My deepest sorrow on hearing of Dudley's passing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I have fond memories of how much he helped Mom around her place, keeping the grass mowed, helping to move large, heavy items when needed, and just being a kind, generous soul. Due to my health condition, I will not be able to be there in person, but send my prayers for all the family to get through this tough time with acceptance and serenity.

Kylie Braquet

March 29, 2021

Pawpaw would alway bring us snacks for the pool when we were swimming!! I will forever miss him and all he did for everyone he loved!!

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