A veteran of World War II,Ludwig suffered serious injury to his left arm and shoulder at the front. Upon discharge as a POW after the German surrender, Ludwig resumed his occupation as grape-grower and vintner, producing quite drinkable white and red table wines.
It consists of two parts: a pilgrimage to the tombs of the Apostles Peter & Paul and a personal report to the Holy Father by the bishop on the condition of the church in his diocese.
Bishop Speyrer will return to Lake Charles on April 5, Palm Sunday.
The bishop also visited the home of Norbert Speyrer, first-born son of Ludwig, where were also assembled Helene, the deceased relative's widow and Bertram, Norbert's younger brother.
The family expressed gratitude for the messages of sympathy which came from the United States.
Mr. Speyrer, a native of Leonville and a resident of Metairie, died on Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 9:36 a.m. in the Metropolitan Hospice Hospital in New Orleans.
Visitation was in the Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas on Sunday, November 1, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Monday at 8 a.m. until the time of services. Also a rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Survivors include: three sons, James P. Speyrer Jr. of Rayne, and Karl S. Speyrer and David A. Speyrer, both of Metairie; two daughters, Mrs. Monica Bonura and husband Rodney, and Miss Jennifer Ann Speyrer, both of Metairie; three brothers, Alfred C. Speyrer of Mexico, Bishop Jude Speyrer of Lake Charles and Oscar Speyrer of Opelousas; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Olivier of Opelousas, Sister Antoine Speyrer of Mobile, Alabama, and Mrs. Alice Finley of Leonville; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Cummings Speyrer; his parents, Antoine and Emilie Quebedeaux Speyrer; three brothers, Paul, Daniel and Anthony Speyrer; and two sisters, Amy Wyble and Marie Hayes Mayne.
He was the son of Ovide Speyrer and Melanie Quebedeaux of Leonville. A resident of Opelousas, he died at home on December 2, 1998.
Survivors include: his wife, Effie Leger Speyrer of Opelousas; a son, Cyril F. Speyrer of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Gail Dunnavant of Houston, Texas; a stepdaughter, Belva Anderson of Gretna; two brothers, Walter Speyrer Sr. and Gabe O. Speyrer, both of Leonville; a sister, Leticia Olivier of Arnaudville; a grandchild, Melissa Moore of Houston, Texas; two stepgrandchildren, Stacy Welch and M.E. Anderson III, both of Gretna; a great-grandson, Blane Moore of Houston, Texas; and a step great-granddaughter, Ashley Welch of Gretna.
Interment was in St. Leo Cemetery in Leonville.
Survivors include one son, Sigred Lanoux and wife Emily Broussard Lanoux of Lafayette; two grandchildren, Mrs. Robert (Yvonne) Bordelon Jr. of Carencro and Mrs. James (Jeannine) Rees of Lafayette; seven greatgrandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Raymond (Phoebe) Rivette of Jacksonville, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Nelson Lanoux; three brothers, Isaac, Ulysse and Joseph Speyrer; and two sisters, Wilda Speyrer and Mrs. Alex (Agnes) Kidder.
A native of Leonville and a former resident of Metairie, Mrs. Lanoux had been a resident of Lafayette for 16 years. She ivas the daughter of the late Conrad Speyrer of Leonville and the former Marie Meche of Grand Coteau.
Mr. Speyrer, a native of the Leonville/Arnaudville communities all of his life, died at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2000, in J. Michael Morrow Nursing Home in Arnaudville. He had been owner/operator of Speyrer's Grocery Store in Prairie Des Femmes for over 40 years. Mr. Speyrer was a past member of the American Legion Post in Sunset. He was a veteran of the military having served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include: his wife, Alma Quebedeaux Speyrer of Arnaudville; two sons, Sterling Speyrer of Arnaudville and Wesley Speyrer Jr. and his wife Rose of Opelousas; a daughter, Catherine Ann Speyrer of Arnaudville; a niece whom he raised, Mary Speyrer Singleton and her husband Howard of Arnaudville; three grandchildren, Paula Law and her husband Keith of Arnaudville, Tiffany Laneaux and her husband Bryan of Arnaudville, and David Richard of Jacksonville, Fla., and five great-grandchildren, Brittany Laneaux, Kaitlyn Laneaux, Hailey, Laneaux, Brandon Law and Hunter Law, all of Arnaudville.
Mr. Speyrer was preceded in death by his parents, Clay Speyrer, and the former Lucille Meche, both natives of Leonville, and two brothers Leo Speyrer and Lee Speyrer.
Mr. Speyrer, a native of Arnaudville and a resident of Leonville for all of his life, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at his residence in Arnaudville, due to the result of a tractor accident. He was si veteran of the military having served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Mr. Speyrer was a member of the United States Selected Service Draft Board of St. Landry Parish for 20 years.
Survivors include: his wife, Lucienne Salgon Speyrer of Arnaudville; a son, Dominique Speyrer of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Gisele Harrell and husband John of Houston, Texas, and Denise Angelle and husband Jim of Carencro; six grandchildren; a stepson, Michel Arnaud and wife Tina of Leonville; a stepdaughter, Madleine Xhalaf and her husband Fouad of Cairo, Egypt; three step grandchildren; two brothers, John Batiste Speyrer and wife Dot, and Leon Speyrer, all of Arnaudville; and a sister, Camille Meche and husband Ludvic of Opelousas.
Mr. Speyrer was preceded in death by his parents, Hippolyte Speyrer and the former Madline Marks, both of Arnaudville; and a sister, Angelle Darby.
Pallbearers were Jim Angelle; Dominque Speyrer, Simon Arnaud, Anthony Speyrer, Johnny Speyrer and Michel Arnaud.
He graduated from Opelousas High School and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran; a real estate-broker, developer and appraiser for the past 40 years; and parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Angels. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion and the Woodsman of the World. Survivors include: his wife, Irma Ledoux Speyrer of Opelousas; two sons, John Randolph "Rand" Speyrer of New Orleans and Gregory Conrad Speyrer of Lafayette; two brothers, Daniel Speyrer of Opelousas and Remie Speyrer and his wife Ruby of Leonville; two sisters-in-law Mrs. Gabriel (Celina Rivette) Speyrer and Mrs. Eli (Theresa Deshotel) Speyrer of Opelousas; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Albert Speyrer was preceded in death by his parents, Pierre and Josephine Clause Speyrer; a sister, Arta Josephine Speyrer; three brothers, Saul and his wife Lucille Speyrer, Eli Speyrer and Gabriel Speyrer; and an infant sister, Marie Speyrer.
Visitation was observed from 3:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:00 a.m. Monday until time of service. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday.
FORMER COUNCIL OFFICIAL ERNST LAMMERING DIES
BAD BERGZABERN. Ernst Lammering, has died at the age of 90. As announced by the Administration of Bad Bergzabern, Lammering was a co-creator in the formation years of the local community authority. It was in this capacity that from 1972 to 1979 Lammering was a member of the first and second Community Council and served on various committees. From 1974 to 1979 he exercised the office of second Town-council Official. "Ernst Lammering for his advice and exemplary dedication deserves recognition. His willingness to help, his humanity and intellectual grasp grounded his efforts and earned him acknowledgement and recognition", according to Mayor Hermann Bohrer. Lammering was a member of the board and also served with the group of supervisors of Deutschen Weintor of Ilbesheim.