Raymond Gerhard Thevis, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Friday, March 8, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. for Raymond Gerhard Thevis, Sr., 78, who died Monday, March 4, 2013, at his residence in Rayne.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne.

Surviving are two sons, Hebert Thevis, Sr. and wife, Carolyn, of Mire, and Raymond Thevis, Jr. and wife, Phyllis, of Crowley; two daughters, Ramona “Mona” T. Meche and husband, Jeffery, of Rayne, and Dina T. Bergeron and husband, Shane, of Rayne; eight grandchildren, Herbert “Herbie” Thevis, Jr. of Mire, Scott Thevis of Scott, Zachary Thevis and wife, Kathryne Lacey, of Iota, Brant Thevis of Eunice, Trevor Meche of Rayne, Erica Meche Alleman and husband, Mark, of Rayne, Dylan Bergeron of Rayne, and Caleb Bergeron of Rayne; four great grandchildren, Taylor Thevis of Mire, Cameron Thevis of Mire, Tylee Alleman of Rayne, and Rylee Thevis of Eunice; one brother, Edward Thevis and wife, Sally, of Lafayette; and one sister, Antonia Thevis Hoffpauir of Rayne.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Marie Abshire Thevis; parents, Herbard Thevis and Maria Ohlenforst Thevis; two brothers, Herbert “Jackie” Thevis and Norbert Thevis; and one brother-in-law, Lloyd Hoffpauir, Sr..

He was born Friday, April 13, 1934, in Rayne, son of the late Herbard Thevis and the late Maria Ohlenforst Thevis.

He was a past Rayne City Councilman, member of Rayne Lions Club and past district governor, American Legion Post 77, Knights of Columbus 4th degree, and a Hunter Education Instructor.

A rosary will be recited Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne.

Friends will be received at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.

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