James Elden Brunet
January 10, 1942  -  January 9, 2010

James Elden Brunet

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Ardoin Funeral Home
717 Sixth Street
Mamou, LA  70554
Monday, January 11, 2010
9amServices, Rosary 11am
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Anns Catholic Church
716 Sixth Street
Mamou, LA  70554
Monday, January 11, 2010
2:00 pm
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New St. Anns MausoleumP
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Mamou, LA  70554
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MAMOUA wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, Elden Brunet will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Elden died peacefully on Saturday, January 09, 2010 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. He was 67. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm at St. Anns Catholic Church in Mamou with Father Jude Thierry officiating. Rite of Committal will follow in the New St. Anns Mausoleum.
Elden was a lifelong farmer and was a past member of the Police Jury and the Cruisin Cajun Motor Coach Club. The things that brought Elden the most joy in his life were being with his family and friends.
Elden leaves behind a loving and grateful family including his loving wife of 49 years, Gerri Brunet of Mamou a loving son, Wendell Brunet and wife, Michelle of Mamou two loving daughters, Daphne B. Krampe and husband, E.J. of Lafayette, and Kathy B. Soileau and huband, Bo of Ville Platte one brother, Darwin Brunet and wife, Elta of Tupelo, MS as well as the littlest joys of his life, his eight grandchildren, Grant and Bennett Krampe, Emily, Brandon, Sarah, Kathryn, and Evyn Soileau, and Gabrielle and Drake Brunet.
Now he rests in heaven with his beloved parents, Evy and Phelma Brunet.
The family requests that visitation take place on Monday, January 11, 2010 from 9:00 am until time of Services at Ardoin Funeral Home in Mamou. A Rosary will be recited at 11:00 am Monday.
The family would also like to extend their thanks and gratefulness to Hospice of Mamou and to HomeCare of Mamou for their understanding and care.
Ardoins Funeral Home of Mamou is in charge of arrangements. 337.468.5231.


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  1. Lisa Benson Young
    , LA

    I am so sorry for the loss of Mr Elden. I have only fond memories of Mr Elden. He allowed his daughter, Daphne and her classmates to make our Homecoming floats each year in high school at his shop near their house. With my mother and father being divorced when I was very young I was very fortunate to have men like Mr Elden as father of my friend to look up to. Again, I am saddened by this loss. Praying for comfort and peace throughout this season of you alls life.

  2. James Jackie Balfa
    Lake Charles, LA

    Gerri our prayers are with you and your family. Sorry we could not make the funeral today I had a doctors appointment. May God bless you and all your family in you time of sorrow.

    James Jackie

  3. Loretta Crouch
    Lafayette, LA

    Daphne and family:
    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father, husband, and grandfather. May the warm memories of him which you no doubt hold in your hearts see you through this painful time. You will be in my prayers.

  4. Dianne Deculus
    , AL

    We heard about Eldens passing last night, so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the family. God Bless.

    L.J. and Dianne Deculus

  5. Barbara Vidrine
    Ville Platte, LA

    I am so sorry for your loss Eldon and family will be in my prayers. God bless

  6. al courville
    Eunice, LA

    I am very sorry to hear of Eldons passing. When I got the information about the funeral arrangements it was too late for me to attend. I regret so much that I was not able to be with the family during this time however my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    God Bless You
    Al J. Courville

  7. Rich Annette Thier
    Covington, LA

    We were so blessed to have Elden as a friend from the Cruisin Cajuns He was such a gentle giant of a man, and we loved how much he loved Geri, his family and his friends. Our hearts are sad that he is no longer here with us but our hearts are also glad that as a man of faith he is in his Fathers house. Though we had wished for a longer life for him, we know that in Gods plan every life is long enough here on earth, and eternity in the beautiful home God prepared for Elden with no pain and tears is where he waits for us. His spirit is an eternal one, as his love for his family is forever. Though we mourn, we are comforted by his life of love, friendship and faith.

  8. Pat Wartelle
    Lafayette, LA

    E.J. and Daphne:

    Please accept my condolences for your loss.

  9. Cindy Young
    Ville Platte, LA

    It broke my heart when I heard the news of the passing of Mr. Elden. He always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by all who knew him. May God bless you all at this time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Cindy Harold Young and girls

  10. Donna Corley Manuel
    Brusly, LA

    Gerri, Just got an email telling me about Eldon....Barbara Guillory told me Fri. that he was not doing well, but I didnt understand how ill he was. Please accept my sympathy on your loss. I have good memories of both of you.

    I will try to go to Mamou tomorrow, but will depend on ice on the bridges...hate this cold, cold weather

    Take care of yourself. Best Regards, Donna

  11. Rachel Boulanger
    Lafayette, LA

    Daphne and family....please know of my prayers especially right now for Mr. Elden.
    Theresian Sisters always

  12. Richard Charlotte DesHotels
    Baton Rouge ( Mamou), LA

    Gerri family:
    Charlotte and I send our sincere condolences to all of you. Eldens suffering over, he is at peace and in heaven. May wonderful memories sustain all of you during this sad time.

  13. Beverly Landreneau
    Mandeville, LA

    Gerri and family, our prayers and thoughts are with you, youre remembered in our prayers.
    Well always remember how happy Elden was at our 50th class reunion, he seemed so pleased to be able to attend and visit with his old friends and classmates.

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