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Michael P. Giggar

September 10, 1941October 9, 2021
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Michael P. Giggar, 80, of Welsh, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in Jennings, LA. He was born to his late parents, Leo and Ada Giggar on September 10, 1941 in Welsh, LA. He was a lifelong resident of Welsh, where he was a 1959 graduate of Welsh High School. He attained his Master's Degree in Education from McNeese State University and taught and coached for over 30 years with the Jeff Davis School System. He also played college baseball at McNeese during his time there. In his later years, he enjoyed playing golf and he facilitated the Junior Golf Tournaments at Pine Shadows.

He is survived by his four daughters, Rebecca Haaga and husband Charles of Spring, TX, Emily Smith and husband Jason of Spring, TX, Courtney Williams and husband Brett of Spring, TX, and Ashley Cormier and husband Cole of Lake Charles, LA; one sister, Wanda Jolie of Welsh, LA; along with nine grandchildren.

Michael is preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon Giggar and Leo "Boy" Giggar, Jr.; and one sister, Willa "Billy" Berlinger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Welsh, LA. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 10:00am, with Father Whitney Miller officiating. Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh, LA. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm, with a Rosary at 6:30pm. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 8:00am until the procession to the church.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonwelsh.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his four daughters, Rebecca Haaga and husband Charles of Spring, TX, Emily Smith and husband Jason of Spring, TX, Courtney Williams and husband Brett of Spring, TX, and Ashley Cormier and husband Cole of Lake Charles, LA; one sister, Wanda Jolie of Welsh, LA; along with nine grandchildren.
    Michael is preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon Giggar and Leo "Boy" Giggar, Jr.; and one sister, Willa "Billy" Berlinger.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Jacki “Gott” McDonald

October 13, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss! I’m sure the girls don’t remember me, but I baby sat you guys when Emily was just a baby. Sounds like he lived a good life, my prayers and thoughts are with you. ❤️

Bruce LaFargue

October 13, 2021

One of the Best/ Greyhound with a great smile.

Dianna Giggar-LaCombe

October 12, 2021

Mike was a good man. Loved his garage sales. We went every Saturday. One thing for sure he loved his children. He will be missed. RIP

Robert Menard

October 11, 2021

My sympathy and prayers for "Coach" Giggar's family. When I was in elementary school Coach started a tumbling team in Lake Arthur which I was part of. We traveled locally as a team bouncing off a spring board doing head stands. One by one we formed a 5 person head stand line on a padded structure. Coach Giggar spent time teaching us how to excel in gymnastics at an early age. I will always remember his dedication to all of us. May he RIP.

Terry Landry

October 11, 2021

I worked with Mike when he was at Northside Jr. High. He really cared about his students and taught them to work at job sites off the school campus. I’m sure there are many of his kids who are great employees today because of him.

Rosalind Dauzat

October 11, 2021

Emily I want to wish my deepest sympathy to you & your family on the loss of your Father. May he R.I.P. With Love from Aunt Rosalind Dauzat & family.

Susan McCown

October 11, 2021

Mike was a good friend of my older brother, Mickey Kimball, and a sweet guy. They played baseball together and the last time I saw him was at Mickey's funeral. Prayers for this family

Dianna Giggar-Lacombe

October 10, 2021

Rest In Peace

Granny,Jacquie,Bryan Guidry,LaCombe

October 10, 2021

Mike was a kind, loving,always sharing his fruit, loved garage saling, showing you his deals. He could find anything you needed. RWJ my friend. We love you and will miss you.

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Biography

Michael P. Giggar, 80, of Welsh, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in Jennings, LA. He was born to his late parents, Leo and Ada Giggar on September 10, 1941 in Welsh, LA. He was a lifelong resident of Welsh, where he was a 1959 graduate of Welsh High School. He attained his Master's Degree in Education from McNeese State University and taught and coached for over 30 years with the Jeff Davis School System. He also played college baseball at McNeese during his time there. In his later years, he enjoyed playing golf and he facilitated the Junior Golf Tournaments at Pine Shadows.

He is survived by his four daughters, Rebecca Haaga and husband Charles of Spring, TX, Emily Smith and husband Jason of Spring, TX, Courtney Williams and husband Brett of Spring, TX, and Ashley Cormier and husband Cole of Lake Charles, LA; one sister, Wanda Jolie of Welsh, LA; along with nine grandchildren.

Michael is preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon Giggar and Leo "Boy" Giggar, Jr.; and one sister, Willa "Billy" Berlinger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Welsh, LA. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 10:00am, with Father Whitney Miller officiating. Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh, LA. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm, with a Rosary at 6:30pm. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 8:00am until the procession to the church.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonwelsh.com.