Joseph H. Zeringue, Jr.
August 30, 1944  -  December 30, 2017

Joseph H. Zeringue, Jr.

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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Thursday, January 4, 2018
9:00 a.m. until service time
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Funeral Service
Skip Montet Chapel in the LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 S Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Thursday, January 4, 2018
11:00 AM
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Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Fisher House Foundation
111 Rockville Pike, Ste 420
Rockville, MD  20850
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Adaptive Sports Foundation
P.O. Box 266
Windham, NY  12496
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Opelousas - Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 for Joseph H. Zeringue, Jr. in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. Reverend Dean Rydbeck will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park.

From a young age, Joe's love for music was influential to everyone that crossed his path in life. He has shared the stage with many great musicians and always enjoyed sharing his memories with his children and grandchildren. His talent and kind spirit, along with his love and passion for music will always be remembered. Though his talent as an Architectural Designer, he blessed many families and enhanced the landscape of our area with his work. The greatest gift that he gave the world was his faith in God, which transferred into a deep love of family and friends. He taught his children by example, how to truly love by the way he treated his beloved wife, Diane. His children were blessed to call him father.

On Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. he completed his work here and was called to enter into the presence of his Lord and Savior. We are thankful for the time that God gave us to spend with him and while he will be deeply missed here, we trust in our Lord's glorious plan and rejoice in him being reunited with his Creator and loved ones that have gone before him. We would like to thank you all for your prayers and ask you to join us in remembering him and celebrating his amazing life.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Diane Kendall Zeringue; son, Joseph Herman Zeringue, III and his wife, Brandi; daughters, Stephanie Zeringue Olivier and Wendy Louise Zeringue Collart and her husband, Franco; brother, Lennie Zeringue and his wife, Carol; and grandchildren, Simone Renee' Olivier, Angelique Ame'e Olivier, Charles Henri Olivier, Marguerite Mone't Olivier, Robert Emilio Collart, Danielle Elizabeth Collart and Connor Joseph Zeringue.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Herman Zeringue, Sr. and Lucille Gautreaux Zeringue.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. It will resume on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Pallbearers will be Lennie Zeringue, Joseph Herman Zeringue, III, Henri Olivier, Robert Collart, Connor Zeringue, Franco Collart, Raymond Hargroder, Jr. and Wesley Kennison.

The family request donations in Mr. Zeringue's name be made to: Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Ste. 420, Rockville, MD, 20850 ( and Adaptive Sports Foundation, P.O. Box 266, Windham, NY 12496 (

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337)-942-2638 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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  1. Dana and John Hotard
    Opelousas, LA

    We are so sorry to hear if Joe’s passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Nancy Briley
    Opelousas, LA

    Diane, I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I will always remember your support and guidance. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  3. Ronnie Landreneau
    Ville Platte, LA

    Joan and I are saddened by your loss. Joe was a gentle and caring person, one that truly had a huge heart. It was a pleasure to work with him on many projects. Our office and staff learned from Joe's talents, as he always was willing to assist. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Jeffrey J D'Avy
    Silver Spring, MD

    I am sorry I will not be present for Mr. Joe's wake and funeral. I wanted to express my sorry at his passing. I enjoyed visiting with him on every trip to the office during my years living in Louisiana, and since moving away. I will miss him.

  5. Chris Briley
    Ville Platte, LA

    My deepest and most sincere condolences. Mr Joe was a wonderful, caring man. He was such a positive person. I admired how he was so supportive of his children. Mrs Diane, Stephanie, Wendy and Joey, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you all will miss him very much.

  6. Roseanne & Bob Mitchell
    Opelousas, LA

    Bob & I send our love to you, Diane, and all the family. Joe was such a wonderful friend & neighbor. We will miss him very much. We know how much he loved his family - it was everything to him. How lucky you all were to have him as your dad, husband, uncle, brother, cousin, & friend. Much love to Lennie & his family also - I know how close you both were. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

  7. Randy Bihm
    Plano, TX

    Joe had one of the biggest hearts of anyone I’ve ever known and he blessed me with his wisdom, love and patience. He once counseled me and reminded me of the verse; “Blessed are the peace makers”. I accepted his council and was blessed abundantly. Thank you Joe. Love you forever.

  8. David Fontenot
    Opelousas, LA

    Mr. Joe was an excellent drummer.

  9. Deretta Manuel
    Lake Charles, LA

    I am so sorry for your loss! Please know you and your family will be in my prayers. May God send you His healing graces and comfort you in your grief.

  10. Jackie Arceneaux
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Diane, I'm so sorry for your loss of Joe. He was so special to me as a friend when I dated Paul Clement. That's when I was able to meet Joe. I remember his sense of humor (he and Paul joked and laughed together) and he was so wise. Boy, could he play those drums. He made it seem so simple but it came so natural to him He dearly loved you and it showed. I know you and your family are grieving at this time. I will not tell you it will be easy . When you are sad and hurting, remember the laughter and good times with him. May GOD bless you and keep you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you....

  11. Dale and Cheryl Lafleur
    Opelousas, LA

    We share in your loss and grief. But we rejoice in knowing Joe is with his heavenly Father and loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you who will miss him.

  12. Michael Cutrera
    Dripping Springs, TX

    I admired you and your talents as we grew up together. Rest in Peace, my friend.

  13. James Zeringue
    Austin, TX

    My sincerest heartfelt condolences for the loss of such a great family man. We are praying for your family.
    Love always,

  14. , LA

    Diane and children, my condolences to all of you. Joe was such a wonderful man. When Lennie introduced him to me back in the 80's , it was instant friendship. He will be missed.
    Kim Domingue Broussard

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