John Freeman LeBleu

Male 1937 - 2016  (79 years)


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  • Name John Freeman LeBleu 
    Born 29 Jan 1937  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Sep 2016  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 8 Sep 2016  Highland Memory Gardens - Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7298  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2019 

    Father Fremont East LeBleu,   b. 1 Feb 1913, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1997, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Evaline DeRouen,   b. 28 Jan 1920, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 2012, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1936  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family D.O. Naquin 
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F3174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    John Freeman LeBleu - 1954
    John Freeman LeBleu - 1954
    1954 LaGrange High School (Lake Charles, LA) Yearbook Photo

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:

      John Freeman LeBleu, 79, a native and resident of Lake Charles, passed away on Sunday September 4, 2016 at a local hospital.

      He was the first born of Fremont "Easter" and Evaline "Lena" Derouen LeBleu. Freeman graduated from LaGrange High School in 1955. In 1956, he met the love of his life, Dorothy "Dot" Naquin and they were married on January 2, 1957.

      He was a "workaholic" having many jobs, including manager and co-owner of several grocery stores, then deciding to go back to school to become a barber. Later he worked in sales followed by a long career in the trucking business. After retirement, he had to have something to keep him busy, and went to work escorting heavy equipment loads. Freeman enjoyed the work, especially all of his co-workers, and he had many tales about experiences he encountered while traveling to most parts of the United States.

      Freeman is survived by his wife, Dot, and would have celebrated their 60th anniversary on January 2. He is also survived by his two sons, Floyd Michael Ketchum (Dale) of Simpson, LA and John Ricky Ketchum of Sulphur, LA; one daughter, Rebecca Anne James (Bob), of Houston, TX; one sister, Lois Anne Cormier, and one brother, Harold LeBleu. He has eight grandchildren, Daniel James, Jake Stine, Kristen Stanislaus, Kimberly Boudreaux, Troy Ketchum, Amy Stine, Lauren James, and Joshua James; and eight great grandchildren, Drew, Kyle and Max Stanislaus; Kellen, Jack and Hank Ketchum,; and Tristan and Brooklyn Stine; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

      Preceding Freeman in death are his parents, one grandson, Chad Ketchum and one granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Stine.

      Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home on Wednesday September 7, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Thursday at the funeral home from 9:00 AM and continue until the time of funeral services, 10:00 AM. Father Aubrey Guilbeau will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens.

      (Published by Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles, LA)