Breaux Bridge – A Funeral Service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017, at St. Bernard Catholic Church for Wilbert Degeyter, 87, who passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Lafayette General Medical Center.
Visiting hours were observed at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Sunday and continued on Monday at 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. A rosary was prayed at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Deacon Marcel “Butch” Hebert officiated at the Funeral Service. Interment followed at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 2 in Breaux Bridge.
Wilbert enjoyed cooking, fishing, working in his shop, maintaining his yard, gardening, and spending time with dog, Rusty. He will be remembered by his friends in the community for the love he had for people, and his assisting parishioners in crossing the street for weekly Masses at St. Bernard Catholic Church.
He is survived by his son, James Degeyter and wife Sharleen of Breaux Bridge; daughters, Janice Delahoussaye of Breaux Bridge, and Vorena Boyer and husband Larry of Breaux Bridge; sisters, Wildie Roberts of Breaux Bridge and Elaine Perioux and husband Ivy of St. Martinville; brother, Lloyd Degeyter of Breaux Bridge; grandchildren, Sandi Orson and spouse Jon, Bryan Delahoussaye and companion Kimberly, Toby Degeyter and spouse Cherri, Tanner Degeyter and fiancée Rachael, April Boyer, Adam Boyer and Alex Boyer; great-grandchildren, Tristan Orson, Ashton Orson, Carmen Degeyter and Tagen Degeyter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Angelbert and Inez Frederick Degeyter; brothers, William Degeyter and Wilson Degeyter; sister, Anna Mae Menard; and his son-in-law, Gerald Delahoussaye.
Pallbearers were his son and grandsons.
Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge was in charge of arrangements.
To view on-line obituary, sign guestbook and view video tribute, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com.