May 1, Lana C. Fontenot, a proud member of the Army Texas Rangers and veteran of World War II, ended nearly 91 years of love, devotion and commitment to his family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 6,  at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. The Rev. Tom Phelan will officiate. Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and last throughout the night at Claybar Funeral Home.  A wake will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lana was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years Essie M. Johnson Fontenot; parents Adam and Arise Fontenot; sister Rose Campbell; brother, Bernard T. Fontenot and great-granddaughter Brendi Molin. 

Lana is survived by his son Tommy Lee Fontenot, and wife, Rose; daughter Gloria Jean Rolen, and husband, Tom; daughter Becky Ann Molin, and husband, Steve; brother, Fred Fontenot, and wife Lois; sister Sally Stout, and husband, Willis and eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Matthew Rolen, Chad Molin, Bryan Molin, Terry Trahan, Nathan Rolen and Lee Fontenot.