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Edsel Desselle

June 5, 1936 ~ March 22, 2020 (age 83)

Obituary

Funeral Services for Edsel Desselle of Woodworth will begin at 11:00am on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at the Escude Funeral Home of Mansura with Fr. John Wiltse officiating. Burial will be held St. Paul Catholic Mausoleum.  

Edsel Desselle (Lt. Col, retired), 83, trustworthy husband and beloved father was called to his eternal resting place on March 22, 2020. He entered this world on June 5, 1936 in Bordelonville, LA, born to Edward and Maude Juneau Desselle.

 

Graduate of Bordelonville High School, The Louisiana Army National Guard Officers Candidate School (1962), and the Army Command and General Staff College (1977). He was employed as Assistant facility Engineer at Jackson Barracks, New Orleans; Statewide Director of Armory Maintenance; Facility Engineer and Manager at Camp Beauregard, Pineville. Lt. Col Desselle also served the National Guard as a member of the Washington Artillery and as the Company Commander, "C" Company, 225th Engineer Battalion, at Jackson Barracks, New Orleans.

 

Retiring from the National Guard with 30 years of service, Ed, not one to stay quiet, went on to work at John Ward Hardware on Lee Street and as Managing Director of the Rapides Parish Coliseum. He spent the rest of his life woodworking and enjoying his children and grandchildren


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 64 years, Beverly Chatelain; son Dr. Rene' Desselle (Deborah) of Mansura; son Bruce Desselle of Baton Rouge: daughter Lisa Futch (Scott) of Pineville; grandsons Joel Desselle of Mansura and Ryan Desselle of Baton Rouge.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Maude Desselle.

 

Visitation will be held from 9:00am to 11:00am on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at the Escude Funeral Home of Mansura.

 

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.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
March 25, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Escude Funeral Home of Mansura
6608 Porterie St.
Mansura, LA 71350

Funeral Service
Wednesday
March 25, 2020

11:00 AM
Escude Funeral Home of Mansura
6608 Porterie St.
Mansura, LA 71350

Donations

Cure Alzheimer's Fund
34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills MA 02481
Tel: 1-781-237-3800
Web: http://www.curealzfund.org/

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997
Web: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=10201&ovr_acv_id=4684&campaignSource=ONL

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