March 29, 1939 – Dec. 19, 2021
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Charles D. Vienne Sr. will be at 11 am Thursday, Dec. 23 at The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Derek Ducote serving as celebrant. A private burial will be at a later date. The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Charlie, 82, and a resident of Natchitoches, passed away Dec. 19, 2021. He was born March 29, 1939, to Clyde Francis Vienne Sr. and Elizabeth Cook Vienne in Natchitoches.
He was a 1957 graduate of St. Mary’s High School and upon graduation joined the US Navy where he served on an aircraft carrier. He was honorably discharged in 1959 and returned to Natchitoches where he later earned a bachelor degree from NSU.
Charlie was a part owner of People’s Food Warehouse, but was better known for serving as the Sibley Lake Patrolman through the Natchitoches Police Dept. for more than 30 years. He was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. His passion for St. Mary’s athletics was second to none. He could always be found at any Tigers’ sporting event cheering on his alma mater.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Bretthauer Vienne; children, Charles Dwight Vienne Jr. and wife Kristy, William Scott Vienne and wife Debbie, and Lisa Vienne Johnson and husband AJ; grandchildren, Hunter Vienne, Austin Vienne, Jensen Vienne, Luke Johnson, Justin Vienne, Madilyn Vienne, Tucker Johnson, Caroline Johnson and Anna Johnson; a brother, Clyde Francis Vienne Jr. and wife Carole; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Francis Vienne, Sr. and Elizabeth Cook Vienne and an infant daughter, Mary Elizabeth Vienne.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Michael Vienne Sr., Chris Vienne, David Vienne, Mark Vienne, Matt Vienne, Hunter Vienne, Austin Vienne and Rusty Bretthauer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Friedman, Gary DeBlieux, Buddy Giering, Lester Lee Sr., Edmond Lee, Tommy Mathis, Joe Cunningham Sr., Griffin Taylor and Lovick Johnson.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center for the care they provided during a difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Charlie’s name to St. Mary’s Catholic School and/or to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.