A Military Service will be held in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. for Thaddeus “Ben” Rachal, 72, who passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. A rosary will be prayed after the service at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Natchez, LA. An hour of visitation will be observed at the church before services from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.. Interment will take place immediately following the Mass at St. Augustine Cemetery.
Mr. Rachal is survived by his wife, Gloria M. Rachal of Scott, LA; one daughter, Lesley Hansen and her husband Jeremy of Lafayette; two sons, Carl Rachal and his wife Monique of Lafayette, and Brian Rachal and his wife Louise Ann of New Rochelle, NY; two sisters, Amelia LaCour and her husband Earl of Berkeley, IL, and Margaret Hickey and her husband Chris of Schaumburg, IL; two brothers, Edgar Rachal, Jr. and his wife Helen of Hallville, TX, and Charles Rachal and his wife Connie of Natchitoches, LA; and four grandchildren, Carter Rachal, Aiden Hansen, Isabel Hansen, and Elliott Hansen.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Mary and Edgar Rachal, Sr.; and one brother, Joseph Rachal.
A native of Natchitoches, LA, “Ben” has lived in Lafayette for the last 36 years. He was a member of the United States Army, where he served as a Military Police Officer.
Honorary Pallbearers are John Claiborne II, John Claiborne III, Ryan Christophe, Jeremy Hansen, Dwayne LaCour, Earl LaCour, Jr, Jeremy Claiborne, Jason Claiborne, Mark Delphin, Keith Rachal, Douglas Rachal, Rodney Rachal, Eric Balthazar, Charlie Rachal, Frankie Rachal, and Brent Korner.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Acadiana Animal Aid (142 Le Medicin Rd., Carencro, La, 70520).
Walters Funeral Home, (337) 706-8941, 2424 North University Avenue in Lafayette, is in charge of funeral arrangements.