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John Becnel's Obituary: Father of Chris & Kit Becnel

John Becnel

NORCO, La. - John Clarence "Lut" Becnel, 85, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, in Metairie, La.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice "Sis" Lehmann Becnel; one son and daughter-in-law, James Craig Becnel and Catherine Ory Becnel; two daughters and one son-in-law Beatrice Chris Becnel and Douglas Anthony Pratt and Kit Anne Becnel; two brothers, Joseph Sydney Becnel Jr. and Peter Harry Becnel; three sisters, Grace Marie Keller, Theresa Marie Weber, and Mary Ann Braud; four grandchildren, Celeste Ann Bourdonnay, Bridget Catherine Lee, Jared James Becnel, and Chea Michelle Matherne; two great-grandchildren, Hanna Rene' Bourdonnay and Kaleb Anthony Lee.

Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Sydney Becnel Sr. and Marie Bossier Becnel; two sisters; and three brothers.

A graduate of Destrehan High School and Delgado Community College. A U. S. Air Force Veteran of WWII, a sargent of 737th Air Material Squardron, 9th - Airforce. His tour bringing him through Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He received the ATO Medal, EAMETO Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and WWII Victory Medal. A Past-Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus St. Charles Parish Council, former Fire Chief of St. Charles Parish, community volunteer, retired employee of Shell Oil Refinery with 42 1/2 years of service, a member of Bayou Campers 1972-2007, and a loving father and devoted husband.

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Norco, La. from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.

Entombment will follow in St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum, Destrehan, La.

H. C. Alexander Funeral Home of Norco is in charge of arrangements.
Published on December 27, 2007.

Athletic Network Footnote: John is the Father of Chris (Sweethearts Dance Team) and Kit (Volleyball).
Dance Teams:  1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972

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