Lewisburg - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018 for Stella Rita Harmon Dohmann at St. John Chapel in Lewisburg. The Reverend Monsignor Jeff DeBlanc will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. John Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. A Rosary will be prayed at 1:00 p.m.
Mrs. Dohmann, age 96 and a resident of Lewisburg, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Mrs. Dohmann received the Bishop Service Medal for over 50 years of dedicated service to her church and community. She also received the Monsignor Bienvenue Medal for service to her church. Mrs. Dohmann was a devout catholic and member of her church. Her joy was serving the Lord through her church ministries. She also cherished her family, especially time spent with her many grandchildren. Mrs. Dohmann will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her sons, Joseph Jerry Dohmann, Jr. of St. Martinville, J. Kurth Dohmann, Sr. of North Carolina and Leland Dohmann of Lewisburg; daughter, Marlena A. D. Fontenot, OCDS of Ville Platte; brother, Marshden Harmon of Virgina; sister, Sheila Rita Harmon Perkey of Texas; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Joseph Jerry Dohmann, Sr.; son, Anthony Norman Dohmann; grandson, Anthony Dwayne Dohmann; great-grandson, John Kurth Dohmann, III; parents, William Childs Harmon and Mary Stella Lambert Harmon; sister, Mary Evelyn Harmon Larmoyeux and Edmee' Louise H. German; brother, William Childs Harmon, Jr. and infant brother, Joseph Harmon.
Pallbearers will be Richard Dohmann, Kurth Dohmann, Jr., Raymond Dohmann, Wade Dohmann, Gerald Davis and Timothy Davis.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
I am so very sorry for your loss of Mrs Stella. I wanted to share a few words and I hope you find some comfort in them. I know Mrs Stella was a person who loved God's word. It is so hard to lose a loved one to death. Even Jesus cried when he found out his friend Lazarus had died. Jehovah provides comfort to those that are broken hearted in the Bible. It says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation,...” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4
The Bible also talks about a promise at Revalation 21:3-4 of how a time would come and there would be no more tears and pain and mourning for death will be done away with. We can find comfort in these words and draw close to God. He wants us to lean on him, The Bible tells us: “Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you.” (James 4:8) One of the principal ways to draw close to God is through prayer. I know Mrs Stella did not underestimate its value! The Bible makes this comforting promise: “Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34:18) It also assures us: “Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself, and he himself will sustain you.” (Psalm 55:22)
Again I am so very sorry for your loss,
Michelle JohnsonOpelousas, LA
Our condolences to Stella Rita's family. May she rest in peace.
Hal DufilhoOrting, WA
We send our deepest sympathy to all of you. Mrs. Stella was a dear friend to both mom, Joyce LeBlanc, and I for many years. She will be dearly missed, but take comfort that she's now in the loving arms of our Lord.
Claire LeBlanc LeJeuneChurch Point, LA
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love F. Carmen
Fr. Carmen MalacariDenver, NC
So sorry to hear of your loss our Prayers to all the family and may God Bless Her Soul and God Bless all
Chris & Yvette DohmannMorgan City, LA