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Louis Charles Ertel, Jr.

August 15, 1942 — March 18, 2024


Louis Charles Ertel, Jr.

Funeral services for Louis Charles Ertel, Jr., 81, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2024, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 307 Hammond, Zwolle, Louisiana. Fr. Keith Garvin will be officiating his service.

He was born on August 15, 1942 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Louis Charles Ertel, Sr. and Doris May (McDaniel) Ertel and he entered into eternal rest on March 18, 2024, at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. 

Preceding him in death are his parents, Louis and Doris Ertel, Sr. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Rachel (Lawley) Ertel of Zwolle, LA; his sons, Aaron Ertel and wife, Heidi of Gonzales, LA and Daniel Ertel and wife, Stacey of Luling, LA; his sisters, Andrea E. Dewey of New Orleans, LA, Debra Straughan and husband, Frank of Gretna, LA, and Paulette Smoak and husband, Walter of Aberdeen, NC; his three grandchildren, Angel Ertel, Harper Ertel, and Kennedy Ertel; along with a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family members.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity, Mission Dignity, or Jews for Jesus in Louis’ memory.

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 22, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

307 Hammond Avenue, Zwolle, LA 71486

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