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Herman Louis LaChapelle

March 24, 1937 ~ September 23, 2018 (age 81)

Herman Louis LaChapelle –age 81 of Raywood passed away Sunday September 23, 2018 at his home. Herman was born March 24, 1937 in Raywood, Texas the son of the late Louis LaChapelle III and Mae Gloria Gradney LaChapelle. Herman loved to fish, hunt, dance, and work on cars in his early years. He especially loved to be with his family, listen to zydeco, and occasionally head east. He worked in the steel mills at the start of his career and retired from Exxon Mobil as a machinist with twenty-nine years of service. Herman also worked as a rancher and raised chickens and cows. He served in the US Army for four years, and as an active member of Sacred Heart Church. He also was a member of the Knights of Peter Claver and a founding member of the Madame et Miseur Social Club. Herman was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary Louise Melancon LaChapelle, brothers Paul LaChapelle, Mayo LaChapelle, and Jesse LaChapelle, as well as a sister Mary Magdalene. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his son Darryl LaChapelle of Spring, daughters Yvette Pavliska (Donnie) of Raywood, Regina Pavliska (Ronnie) of Liberty, and Michelle LaChapelle of Houston. Herman is also leaving two living brothers, John Robert LaChapelle of Raywood and James (Bill) LaChapelle (Aneva), of Raywood; his five grandchildren Alysia LaChapelle Cunningham, Elizabeth Treadway, Frank Pavliska, Darryl LaChapelle, Jr., and Enjoli LaChapelle, six Great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. A funeral mass will be held 11AM Saturday September 29th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raywood with Fr. Ayo Emmanuel Efodigbue, MSP officiating, he will lie in state from 9AM till 10AM, with a Rosary service to be conducted at 10AM. Interment to immediately follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

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