EUNICE~It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Dale W. Bihm announces his passing on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 78. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at Ardoin's Funeral Home Chapel in Eunice. Burial will follow in the St. Louis Cemetery with Pastor Joey Reed officiating.
Dale proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was one of the best dozer operators around as well as a vivid story teller, an avid squirrel hunter, loved the history channel and dreamed about treasure hunting. But above all this, he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him. He had over 59 loving years with his wife, Wilma Bihm of Eunice; a loving father to four children, Michael Dale Bihm and wife, Carolyn of Eunice, Allen Wayne Bihm and wife, Daphne of Baton Rouge, Randall Keith Bihm and Jay of Te Mamou and Veronica Lynn Maxfield and husband, Brian of Eunice; three brothers, Floyd Bihm and wife, Ann and Lloyd Bihm all of Eunice; Jimmy Bihm and wife, Sybil of Church Point; the joys of his life his nine grandchildren, Heather Hebert, Ryan Lafleur, Stevin Lafleur, Kalie Bond, Lucas Bihm, Chasity Smith, Kristi Jo May, Bessie Dunn and Madison Maxfield; seventeen great grandchildren; as well as extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lou Adams Bihm; two sons, William Dale Bihm, Jr. and Randall Keith Bihm, I; a grandson, Justin Bihm; and four brothers and three sisters.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Tuesday, April 2nd from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm and again on Wednesday, April 3rd from 8:00 am until time of services.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.
My heart is completely broken because I did not know until now of Mr. Dale's passing away. He and daddy were very good friends. Mr.Dale and I cried together on the phone when I called to let him know of dad's passing away nearly 2 years ago. I am certain they are having coffee and telling pipeline stories in Heaven with the rest of the old gang up there. God Bless Ms. Wilma and the family
Kathy Boone MarcantelEunice, LA
Kathy Boone MarcantelEunice, LA
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Dales passing. Aj really enjoyed meeting him at the family reunion and was looking forward to seeing him at the next one.
Aunt Wilma, his children and grandchildren are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Mickey HemmenwaySinger, LA
My heart is so sad to hear of Mr. Dale's passing. I know he will be sorely missed but a relief to know he is no longer suffering. My prayers are with y'all during this very difficult time. Much love and prayers,
Debbie SonnierAntioch, TN
Sorry for your loss, Mr. Dale was such a friendly man, made you laugh, he will be missed. Prayers to Family and Friends........ Monica (Mona) Leger
Monica LegerEUNICE, LA
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. We loved him.
The Michel and The Colvin Families
Sherri MichelLuling, LA
We are saddened by your loss! Prayers for all that were blessed to have had
Him in their lives! We were honored to call you Uncle!!
Deb & Glenda BihmPasadena, TX