Joseph “Willie” Klibert
Joseph “Willie” Klibert was born on Nov. 29, 1927, and entered eternal peace and rest on June 23, 2018, in the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Reserve.
He was 90 years old. He was a lifetime resident of Reserve.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Marie Louise Roussel Klibert; his parents, Henry and Stephanie “Fallie” Scioneaux Klibert; his only brother, Eldridge Klibert; and son-in-law, Brian Melancon.
Willie was the father and father-in-law of Sheila K. Melancon, Donna K. and Chester “Chuck” Lemoine, Kevin “Booga” and Melissa “Malou” Vicknair Klibert and Ronnie and Cindy Brignac Klibert; grandfather of Darby, Dustin, Darcie, Drake, Brandi, Brooke, Joshua, Dylan, Nicole, Kaila and Brandon; and great grandfather of Ridge, Talan, Brianna, Briar, Kennedie, Alexus, Drake Jr., Blair, Brysen, Kole, Briggs, Knox, Kelin and Scarlett.
Willie served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Japan. He received the WWII Victory Medal and the Army Occupation Medal for Japan. He was a member of the Reserve Volunteer Fire Department and a member and former commander of V.F.W. Post 5004.
Willie loved people and he loved to dance. He liked to piddle in carpentry and his favorite pastime was repairing bicycles and lawn mowers.
He worked as a pole lineman for South Central Bell, a courier for the Bank of St. John, an employee at Godchaux-Henderson Sugar Refinery in quality control personnel, a custodian at the Leon Godchaux High School, staff personnel for Millet’s Funeral Home and sold American Hemlock Insurance.
He enjoyed camping and attending Friday night high school football games. He also enjoyed watching LSU and Saints games on television.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude, appreciation and thanks for the care provided to their Dad by the entire staff at the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Reserve. Also a special thanks to dear family friend, Barbara Maurin, for providing care during their Dad’s needy time and to St. Joseph Hospice as Willie came to the close of his Earthly journey.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1550 Highway 44 in Reserve on Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m.
Visitation at the church is from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment is in St. Peter Cemetery in Reserve.
Arrangements are by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home. To view or sign the online guest book, visit milletguidry.com.