Louis Arlen Landry, 86, born in Cinclare and a life-long resident of Brusly, passed away peacefully at his home with family near his side on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Visitation will be held at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and at 8 a.m-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly celebrated by Fr. Matt Lorrain. Entombment in church mausoleum. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Brian and Angie Landry, Arlene "Missy" Landry, Cherie and Mike Blomberg and Drew and Deanna Landry; grandchildren, Taylar Landry, Steven and wife, Courtney Saul, Morgan and Eric Blomberg, Briana Landry, Macey and Paige George, Elizabeth Miley and Katelyn Carmouche and great-grandchildren, Finley and Grayson Saul; siblings and their spouses, Wayne and Shirley Landry, Sheryl and Mat LaBauve, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his wife of 39 years Betty Ann Hebert Landry and his parents, Willard and Virgie Landry. He was an Air Force Veteran, retired from IBM and Kodak, WBR Genealogical Society president, WBR Parish Water Works District #2 president and board member, WBR Museum board member, and former member of the Brusly Volunteer Fire Department. Words cannot describe his wealth of knowledge and knack for all things mechanical. He truly enjoyed tinkering with anything that was broken and would not rest until he had it working again. A favorite hobby was gas engines, and time spent with his engine club buddies at meetings/outings. He logged countless hours researching genealogy for his family and many others. He was truly a selfless, generous and quick-witted man, who was devoted to his family, friends, and community, and whose absence will be felt by many. The family would like to extend special thanks to Toni LeBlanc and Audubon Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Brusly, La., in his memory.
Published in The Advocate from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17, 2021.