Harvey Joseph Dejean Sr.
Graveside funeral services with military honors for Harvey Joseph Dejean Sr., 71, of Duson, were held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery No. 2 in Rayne.
Visitation was held on Friday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne, with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Visitation continued on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 9:40 a.m. in the funeral home.
Mr. Dejean passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in a Lake Charles health care facility.
Mr. Dejean earned a Combat Infantryman Badge in VietNam while serving in the U.S. Army. He worked as a sales representative for Giles Nissan, and had previously worked for Security Industrial Life Insurance Company.
Mr. Dejean enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with friends, and he was an accomplished chess player. His greatest joy in life was spending time with friends and family.
Survivors include his former spouse, Patricia Doucet of Duson; sons, Harvey J. Dejean Jr. and wife Denise of Duson, and Alpha Dejean and wife Aimee of Duson; daughter, Celeste Dejean of Duson; sister, Geraldine Penn and husband Carlton of Breaux Bridge; grandchildren, Harvey Dejean III, Alyssa Lafleur, Elizabeth Catherine Louise Dejean, Jeanne Marie Carol Lafleur, Murphy Lafleur III, and Elaine Dejean, and Audri Ann Dejean; and great-grandchildren, Arthur Dejean, Mallory Claire Lafleur, and Aiden Ovide Foster.
Preceding Mr. Dejean in death were his parents, Elton Dejean and Angelle Richard Dejean; sister, Joyce Daigle; and three other siblings.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.
Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne was entrusted with arrangements.