Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 18, 2012

“There are some happy little children in heaven because Santa Claus has come to town.” Dwight “Santa” Siears, 62, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Hospice of Baton Rouge after a heroic battle with mesothelioma. He was a native of Baton Rouge and a resident of Gonzales.

He was the beloved husband for 44 years of Drucilla “Drudy” Stafford Siears, son of the late Marie Part and Frank R. Siears, father of Kenneth  (Tori Floyd) Siears, Robert “Bobby” (Brandy Chilton) Siears and Dwight “Spanky” (Alicia Gavagnie) Siears Jr., grandfather of Shae S. (Christopher “Tadd”), Talamantes, Samantha, Kade, Shelbi and Avery Siears, godfather of Kristi Jacobs-Stanley and Trish Goodwin and brother of Jackie Siears, Marie S. Alleman and Robbie S. Jacobs.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Lutcher and will continue on Thursday, April 19, 2012, from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Convent. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the church with Deacon Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Lutcher. Friends and relatives may send their condolences to www.hcalex