Archie Anselem, 83, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 in a local hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of Holmwood and born to Anna and George Anselem. He farmed rice and soybean for Sweetlake Land and Oil for over 50 years. Even after retiring he continued to work for them at the pumping station. He also would work as a boilermaker and worked for Jean Lafitte RV Park. He was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, prior member of the Knights of Columbus and Amicus Club. He was a very loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and friend to all. He enjoyed sharing time, hunting, camping, shrimping, and working the family farm.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Gladys Coble Anselem of Holmwood, LA; daughters, Judy Seay and husband, Tom of Cottondale, FL, Libby Dilmore and husband, Louis of Cottondale, FL, Lois Cruze and husband, Kenny of Holmwood, LA, Lynette Reed and husband, Dwight of Holmwood, LA, Dollie Mayeux and husband, Tony of Mt. Belvieu, TX; sisters, Edna Anselem and Joyce Miller; grandchildren, Michael Phillips, Larry, Josh and Will Wright, Steven Dilmore, Amy Cruze and Lillie Mayeux; great grandchildren, Allie Hay, Cara and Evan Wright as well as one on the way. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Caleb Phillips.
His funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Rev. Randy Canter will officiate with Eulogy being read by Ralph DeRouen. Pallbearers assisting in his service will be Larry Wright, Josh Wright, Will Wright, Steven Dilmore, Amy Cruze and Lillie Mayeux. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. with visitation resuming at 8 a.m. til time of service. Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery in Woodlawn. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. M. Khan and Hospice of St. Patrick's. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com