CROWLEY - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for Mitchell Istre, 83, who died Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 9:55 a.m. at Pelican Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Maurice.
Mr. Istre was a native of Midland and a lifelong resident of Crowley. He served with the Crowley Police Department for 17 ½ years and retired as Street Commissioner for the City of Crowley after 25 years. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Choir. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will forever be remembered by his family for his faith, strength, and love of family.
Fr. Gary Schexnayder, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton, will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting hours Friday from 3 p.m. to service time Saturday. A rosary will be recited Friday at 6:30 p.m. by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Ladies Altar Society. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Istre is survived by one daughter, Roxie I. Viator and her husband, Jody of Lyons Point; two sons, Mike Istre and his wife, Brenda of Allen, TX and Ricky Istre of Crowley; three grandchildren, Kristi Istre of New Orleans, Lesli I. Nelson and her husband, Chris of Allen, TX and Kira V. Weber and her husband, Matt of Duson; one great-granddaughter, Harper Grace Nelson.
Mr. Istre was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-two years, Helen Trahan Istre; his parents, Amar and Mabel Stewart Istre; two sisters, Irene I. Smith and Helen I. Bernard; two brothers, Adam and Roy Istre.
Pallbearers will be Mike Istre, Ricky Istre, Jody Viator, Chris Nelson, Matt Weber and Jonathan Habetz. Honorary pallbearers will be Linus Broussard, Roy Navarre, Doug Trahan and Duke Louviere.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.geesey-ferguson.com.
Arrangments have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, 301 North Avenue F, Crowley, LA 70526, 337-783-3313