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Herman Fontenot

July 20, 1930 — April 22, 2012

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VILLE PLATTE It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Herman Boy Fontenot, 81, announces his peaceful passing on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Ardoins Funeral Home in Ville Platte. Rite of committal will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Beau Guidry officiating services with assistance from Jeremy Fontenot.
Herman served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army and retired as Parts Manager for Pitre Ford Co. He was a craftsman and artist and gifted many people with his art. Hermans greatest joy was spending time with his family.
A loving father, brother, and grandfather, Herman will be greatly missed by his son Michael Fontenot and fiance Angela Cormier of Scott, his two daughters Shelley Richard and husband Matthew of Sunset, and Pamela Fontenot of Scott, his brother Rob Fontenot of Frisco, Texas, two sisters Ann Lafleur of Ville Platte and Mona Moran of Port Barre, 10 grandchildren Vanessa Magnon, Jeremy Fontenot, Olivia Guidry, Holly Palombo, Michael Fontenot, Jr., Nicholas Fontenot, Candie Fontenot, Heather Touchet, Hannah Creduer, and Jordan Richard, 7 great grandchildren Alyssa, Alexis, Audrey, Eli, Adele, Samuel, and Vivian, and a host of other family and friends.
He now joins in Heaven his beloved wife of 52 years Etella Fontenot, his brother Dick Fontenot, and his sister Mary Pitre.
At the request of the family, visitation will take place Monday, April 23, 2012 from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM and again on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 8:00 AM until time of service at Ardoins Funeral Home in Ville Platte.
Pallbearers for the service include Matthew Richard, Nicholas Fontenot, Jeremy Fontenot, Doug Palombo, Jordan Richard, and Chandler Credeur.
Family and friends may view the online obituary andor sign the online guestbook at
Ardoins Funeral Home in Ville Platte has been entrusted with arrangements.


Ardoins Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Monday, April 23, 2012
10 AM until 9 PM reopen 8 AM



Ardoin Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
1:00 PM


Evangeline Memorial Cemetery
Hwy 29
Ville Platte, LA  70586
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