Nola Trahan Dohmann
March 24, 1917  -  September 13, 2018

Nola Trahan Dohmann

Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Saturday, September 15, 2018
9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
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Rosary Service
Skip Montet Chapel
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:45 AM
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Funeral Service officiated by Monsignor Russell Harrington
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Saturday, September 15, 2018
11:00 AM
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Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Opelousas - Funeral services will be held for Nola Trahan Dohmann at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas with visitation being held from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM. A rosary service will be held at 10:45 AM. Monsignor Russell Harrington will officiate the service. Rite of Committal and burial will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Dohmann, age 101, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family and loving caretakers.

Mrs. Nola Marie Trahan Dohmann was born on March 24, 1917 to Pierre Trahan and Louisiana Roy Trahan and is one of eleven children. She was married to the late Joseph Gervais "Blackie" Dohmann, Sr. and to this union they had twelve children. She was the grandmother of twenty-nine grandchildren, forty-five great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Dohmann worked very hard in the home alongside her husband raising their children, cooking and being an artist seamstress. Later she employed her talents in the workplace by being an expert tailor of men’s apparel at Abdalla's Department Store. She was "mother" to everyone she met. She touched the lives of many through her generosity and hospitality and was known as a praying woman, who believed in God for his power to bless all those around her. Nola will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by five sons, Gerald Dohmann (Dot) of Maringouin, LA; Wayne Dohmann (Evelyn) of Church Point, LA; Dale Dohmann of Antioch, TN; Ronald Dohmann of Erwinville, LA; Vernon Dohmann (Karin) of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada; four daughters, Arlene Dohmann Jagneaux (Larry) of Opelousas, LA; Sandra Dohmann Talbot (Steve) of Covington, LA and Lenn Dohmann Prince (Danny) of Dallas, TX and Verna Dohmann Landry (Kim) of Erwinville, LA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Gervais "Blackie" Dohmann, Sr.; her parents, Pierre and Louisiana Roy Trahan; her sons, Gervais Dohmann, Ted Dohmann; her daughter, Deanna D. Chachere, and her siblings.

Words cannot describe the special thanks the family has for Dr. Stacy Mayeux and Mama's loving caregivers who loved and cared for her so graciously, Grace Barnes, Patricia Davis, Elizabeth Linton, Tracy Savoy and Dorita Major. She called them her "angels".

In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Dohmann requested that donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in her name.

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. Paula Ortego
    Opelousas, LA

    Sandra I absolutely loved your Mom! I am so sorry at your lose I know you will miss her so much! She was a true sweetheart To your entire family I send my condolences. The best to each one of you. I just found out! Love to all I always thought you’ll were a beautiful family. Sincerely Paula Ortego. God Bless all of you.

  2. Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz
    Opelousas, LA

    May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.

  3. Dianne D DeJean
    Sunset, LA

    To Arlene, Lenn, Ronald, and all of the Dohmann family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. Love Dianne D. DeJean

  4. Kirt & Pam Trahan

    Heavy hearts... 💔
    Today we say goodbye, for now, to a very special soul.. Aunt Nola 101 & almost 6 months.. The last of my father's siblings..
    A Long, Beautiful, Fulfilling Life with an Amazing Legacy!!
    We are blessed to have had multiple visits with her this year, the last in August, and a couple sleepovers with breakfast!
    Always present and a strong memory as well. Enjoyed dressing nicely daily, was getting around and eating well on her own. Spiritual and loved sweets! We were sad she couldn't make it to our wedding in May, as she said she wanted to be the one to give me away.. 😥 Her deep love will be greatly missed... We Love You Immensely and know you will rejoice with many who left you so early.. 🙏🏽❤️😘
    Prayers for all the family and her loving care givers..

  5. Sharon Hancock
    Mckinney, TX

    To each of you my deepest sympathy , your mom was a special lady and dear to my heart. You have been blessed beyond measure to have had her in your presence for so many years and now to be in the presence of her Father.

  6. Grannie D Devillier “Charlotte Durio”
    Opelousas, LA

    Ronald, Vernon, Verna.... So sorry for your loss as I have just loss my mother. So miss you all.🙏💔🙏

  7. Dody Korn
    Huntington Beach, CA

    Sending love & prayers to all of the family. What a lovely, caring woman she was. Rejoice in the memories of wonderful times spent together. May she rest in peace.

  8. Marguerite Robin
    Alexandria, LA

    Our sympathy and prayers for family; may she Rest In Peace! We met her through her deceased son, Gervais.
    Larry and Marguerite Robin

  9. Danny Milam
    Ruston, LA

    What a wonderful lady! She was a true blessing to everyone she met. Prayers for the family during the days that follow.

  10. Susan Darling Urban
    Lubbock, TX

    My deepest sympathies to Nola’s family. She was blessed with a long, full life and is fortunate to have so many children and grand children to celebrate the gift of her life. May God be with you at this difficult time.

  11. April Prince McCartney
    Colleyville, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. She will truly be missed and was loved by all.

  12. Clay & Gloria Kidder Tauzin
    Shrewsbury, PA

    Arlene was our classmate...though we’ve not seen each other for years. Our condolences to the entire family & God bless.

  13. Nancy Briley
    Opelousas, LA

    Arlene, We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love, Nancy

  14. David & Lydia Fontenot
    Gonzales, LA

    So sorry for your loss. She is resting with her fellow angels today.

  15. Grace Barnes
    Opelousas, LA

    To The Dohmann Family,
    We as caretakers were Angels sent to your mom. There was never a day pass that she wouldn't say Thank U all so much for taking such good care of me. Mrs. Nola was a very modest woman, outspoken, but very
    Grateful for her blessings .Everyday she would go to the shopping center (her closet) & pick out her outfit, then jewelry to match. Then she would get in her recliner & watch her western movies & look out her window.
    It has truly been a pleasure to be a part of her life.We learned many things from her. My fondest memory was her teaching me to make cabbage rolls. I'm telling U she had that recipe tucked in her head
    So Chilren know heaven is illuminating when MOM entered the pearly gates.

  16. Chris and Yvette Dohmann
    Morgan City, LA

    So sorry to hear of Aunt Nola's passing may God Bless her and all the family. She was truly a beautiful person and will be missed deeply.

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