Leger,  Adam Jr.

Leger, Adam Jr.

Male 1917 - 2010  (92 years)

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  • Name Leger, Adam  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 30 Sep 1917  Cossinade, Vermilion, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jan 2010  [2
    Obituary 23 Jan 2010  Kaplan, Vermilion, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Vincent Funeral Home 
    Address:
    Vincent Funeral Home
    Vincent Funeral Home, Louisiana 
    • Funeral services will be held Monday, January 25, 2010 at an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church honoring the life of Adam "LuLu" Leger Jr., 92, who died Friday, January 22, 2010 at his residence. He will be laid to rest at Kaplan Cemetery with Reverend David Broussard officiating the services.

      Adam "LuLu" Leger Jr., youngest son of Adam Leger and Emma Labry, was born and grew up in the Cossinade community. As a young man, Adam served his country in the Medical corps of the U.S. Army during World War II, in England, Italy and North Africa. On Thanksgiving day in 1944, he returned to his family, and that spring, married his sweetheart Bertha Marie Bell, and the two moved to Daytona Beach, Florida where he was stationed at a convalescent hospital. They returned to Kaplan after the war was over, and set up business as Leger Wholesale Drug Company and began raising their family.

      Adam was always active in his church, as an usher, alter server and Eucharistic minister for many years. He was a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus and a Fourth Degree member. Always interested in education and young people, he worked with the American Legion "What I Want to be and Why" program. In addition to many years in the American Legion, he was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

      He had a smile for everyone, loved a good joke, especially "practical jokes", and always had a story to tell. He loved to fish, play cards and work in his garden. His specialty was fried eggplant and sweet potato delight. He was an avid follower of all sports and was seen at many home games of Kaplan High and Vermilion Catholic. His greatest pride and pleasure was his family. He enjoyed teaching the little ones little French songs and rhymes.

      He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bertha Bell Leger of Kaplan; four sons, Ronald Leger and his wife, Tasha of Leroy, Darrel Leger and his wife, Patty of Lafayette, Brennie Leger of Lafayette, and Tony Leger and his wife, Chona of Cebu, Philippines; seven grandchildren, Christine and her husband, Matt Cravets of Carlsbad, California, Francine and her husband, Kevin Guarino of Abbeville, Nikki and her husband, Daniel Chapman of Maurice, Ana Leger of Church Point, Marcelle and her husband, Coy Courtois of Lafayette, Gip Santapun of Lafayette, and Ian Leger and his wife, Amor of Cebu, Philippines; seven great grandchildren, Megan Guarino of Abbeville, Reed Guarino of Abbeville, Hannah Rose Cravets of Carlsbad, California, Seth Chapman of Maurice, Izabelle Courtois of Lafayette, Andrea and Kaiyah Leger, both of Cebu, Philippines.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam Leger Sr. and the former Emma Labry; four brothers; and three sisters.

      The family would like to thank Hospice of Acadiana and Kaplan Homecare, also a very special thanks to caregivers, Barbara Touchet, Nedia Benoit and Chona Leger.

      In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Maltrait Memorial Catholic School, One Crusader Square, Kaplan, Louisiana 70548.

      The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Vincent Funeral Home - Kaplan, 300 N. Eleazar Avenue, on Sunday, January 24, 2010 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a rosary being prayed at 6 p.m.; Monday, January 25, from 8 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. when the procession will depart for the church.
    Name Lulu 
    Reference Number 386125 
    Buried 25 Jan 2010  Kaplan, Vermilion, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Kaplan Cemetery
    Kaplan, Louisiana
    https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2178689/kaplan-cemetery 
    Person ID I386125  Our Family 2021
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2017 

    Father Leger, Adam Sr.,   b. 13 Sep 1871, Vermilionville, Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A.(1823-1883) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1955, Kaplan, Vermilion, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Labry, Emma,   b. 19 Jan 1878, Abbeville, Vermilion, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1895  Abbeville, Vermilion, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F127737  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bell, Bertha,   b. 13 Aug 1924,   d. 25 May 2012  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1946 
    Children 
     1. Leger, Ronald
     2. Leger, Brennie
     3. Leger, Darrel
     4. Leger, Tony
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2018 15:08:00 
    Family ID F140236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Adam Leger Jr.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Vincent Funeral Home, http://www.vincentfuneralhome.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1491332&fh_id=11197 (Reliability: 3), 27 May 2012.

    2. [S49] Vincent Funeral Home, http://www.vincentfuneralhome.net/index.cfm (Reliability: 3).