OBITUARY

Rene Louis VaSalle

April 2, 1923December 23, 2018

Rene Louis VaSalle, 95, of Welsh, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018 in Lake Charles.

He was born to his late parents, Louis Vassal and Eva Bourgeouis in Welsh, LA on April 2, 1923. He was a carpenter his entire life. He knew he wanted to be a carpenter from a very young age. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and grew up trapping coons and catching frogs for money. He was a successful building contractor for over 40 years. In his spare time he began making violins and also designed his version of a dugout pirogue. After retirement, he was involved in a lot of woodworking projects, and loved his garden, where he grew muscadines and made homemade wine. Rene enjoyed listening to his French music, conversing in French, and loved to dance. He was a very loving and caring person, and he will be missed by all.

He is survived by his two sons, Randall Louis VaSalle and wife Barbara of Welsh, Renell VaSalle and wife Lisa of Lake Charles; one daughter, Renee Bailey and husband Bobby of Deatonville, LA; six grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Rene is preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Jeanne Marie VaSalle; his parents; one brother, Colin Vassal; five sisters, Lula Bertrand, Lena Guillory, Duce Ringuet, Olga Bouvier, and Beulah Williams.

A Graveside Service will be held at DeRouen Cemetery on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 10:00am with Father Rojo Koonathan officiating. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his two sons, Randall Louis VaSalle and wife Barbara of Welsh, Renell VaSalle and wife Lisa of Lake Charles; one daughter, Renee Bailey and husband Bobby of Deatonville, LA; six grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

    Rene is preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Jeanne Marie VaSalle; his parents; one brother, Colin Vassal; five sisters, Lula Bertrand, Lena Guillory, Duce Ringuet, Olga Bouvier, and Beulah Williams.

Services

  • Graveside Service Wednesday, December 26, 2018
REMEMBERING

Rene Louis VaSalle

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Jennifer Ballard

December 30, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting you through my grandmother. You were such a nice man. I have some pictures of when we killed that gator . Going to miss you. Rest in peace Renee.

lisa vasalle

December 27, 2018

My father in law taught Renell his youngest son his trade.And taught him well. If your not gonna fix it right do not fix it. He made my husband the man he is today. And how to provide well for his family. He will be greatly missed. we loved him .

Melissa Adams

December 25, 2018

When I was a kid and spent the night at Mamaw and Papaw's, Papaw would always make cornbread so I could have cush-cush for breakfast.

He made me a hope chest out of salvaged wood from a fence my dad made. It is my most prized possession.

Papaw taught us to not just do a job, but to do it well. He was much admired and will be missed.

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