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Kenneth Joseph Rachal

August 2, 1954 — January 1, 2024

Hessmer

 

Funeral Mass for Kenneth Joseph Rachal of Hessmer will take place at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Hessmer on Friday, January 5th, 2024 beginning at 11:00am with Rev. Dwight De Jesus officiating. Burial will take place at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Mausoleum.
Kenneth Rachal, age 69, passed away at Lafayette General Hospital on Monday, January 1st, 2024.

If you ask anyone to describe Kenneth Rachal most will give the same heartfelt response. “He was a good man”. Kenneth was a devout Catholic, dedicated to his faith. He was devoted to his family, friends, and community.
 
Kenneth never met a stranger and tried to leave everyone with a smile. He led with kindness and a generous nature. He maintained a warm friendship with the mother of his children based on a common love for their sons, Joe and Andrew.
 
He was one of the most hardworking individuals you could ever meet, and a mentor to many employees over his long career as a CPA. Kenneth may be gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.
 

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Joseph Rachal and Andrew Rachal; the mother of his children, Fran Appelbaum; and his nieces, Chantel Burwash (Grant) and Candice Wilson (late husband, Jeremy).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Havard & Marjorie Vidrine Rachal; and his brother, Glenn Rachal.

Visitation will begin on Thursday, January 4th, 2024 from 5:00pm until 10:00pm at the Escude Funeral Home of Mansura and will resume on Friday morning at 8:00am.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made in Kenneth’s name to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.escudefuneralhome.com.

Escude Funeral Home of Mansura, 6608 Porterie St. Mansura, LA 71350 (318-964-2324) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kenneth Joseph Rachal, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, January 4, 2024

5:00 - 10:00 pm (Central time)

Escude Funeral Home in Mansura

6608 Porterie St, Mansura, LA 71350

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Visitation

Friday, January 5, 2024

8:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Escude Funeral Home in Mansura

6608 Porterie St, Mansura, LA 71350

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Mass

Friday, January 5, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

3645 Main St, Hessmer, LA 71341

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