Herman J. "Bleu" LeBleu died Friday, February 12th at his home in Baton Rouge, LA at the age of 87. He was born on August 6, 1933 during the depression. He grew up on a farm in Branch, LA until he joined the army at age 18. He was a Korean War veteran and was awarded the Combat Medical Badge for his service. He then attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and graduated in 1961. He went on to work at Louisiana Farm Bureau for over 30 years. The primary focus of his life was his wife and 6 children and he was extremely proud of all of his children's achievements. He had the true Cajun heritage of hard work, dry humor, and great story telling. He is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Winnie Dee Castille; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Lela and Dana Peairs, Maria and George Barry; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Andre and Heidi, Travis, Ben and Samantha, Jon and Nicole; 13 grandchildren, Hayden, Christine, Emma, and Eve Peairs, Ethan and Maura LeBleu, Sean, Blair, and Ryn LeBleu, Hudson and Braden Barry, Piper and Rush LeBleu; great-grandson, Samson; and 1 sister. He was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers and 2 sisters; and his much loved daughter-in-law, Vicki. Visitation will be on Friday, February 26, at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, from 9:00 a.m. until a Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment with military honors will be at 1:00 p.m. at Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary, LA. Pallbearers will be sons Ben and Jon, son-in-law Dana Peairs and grandsons Hayden Peairs, Sean LeBleu, and Ethan LeBleu.
Published in The Advocate from Feb. 20 to Feb. 26, 2021.