Published 3:07 pm Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Levi L.J. “Bayou” Laiche, 86, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday June 2, 2014.

Laiche was born on Sept. 18,1927, and was a native of Paulina and longtime resident of Lutcher.

Visitation will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Rose Lynn Funeral Services in Lutcher and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at Rose Lynn Funeral Services.

A Mass of Christian Burial starts at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulina, with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery in Paulina.

Laiche is survived by his wife of 62 years, Iris Bourgeois Laiche; five daughters Nancy and Bobby Aucoin, Maxine and Henry Dornier, Adele and Sidney Roussel, Lynne and Vernon Guidry, and Colleen and Paul Trosclair; tw sons Barry and Sibyl Duhe Laiche and Patrick and Amy Poche Laiche; brothers: James Laiche and Albert Laiche; sister AnnaLea Oubre; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Laiche was preceded in death by his parents Levy and Ludivine Poche Laiche; brothers Raymond Laiche, Ferrel Laiche and Leroy Laiche; sisters Gladys McClung, Rose Boe, Audrey Beavers and Bessie Laiche.

He served in the United States Army and was retired from Colonial Sugars.

Rose Lynn Funeral Services Inc. is in charge of arrangements.