Published 2:58 pm Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fernand “Fern” A. Becnel Jr., born June 23, 1948, entered into eternal rest with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

He was 66 years old and the son of Audrey B. Becnel and the late Fernand A Becnel Sr. and brother of the late Nathan Becnel.

He is survived by his loving companion Patricia Broussard and brothers Michael C. (Deborah), Dale L., Glenn J., Brian M., Kent T. (Delaine), and Shawn P. (Clair) and sister Daphne (Ed) Hebert.

He was the beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews who share his love of nature.

Becnel was born in Reserve, where he grew up and attended St. Peter School. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Abbey and Nichols State University.

He worked at Godchaux and Colonial Sugar Refineries and Nalco at various times in his career and retired from Stockhausen.

He was a dedicated hunter and loved to be outdoors and was a certified hunting instructor. Becnel was a marksmen and was active in many shooting activities at Nick’s Shooting Range.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend visitation services at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Reserve on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. A funeral mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Abbey, Office of Development, 75376 River Road, St. Benedict, LA 70457.

Rose Lynn Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements. To sign and view the family guestbook, visit