Lorraine Cressend Eschmann

August 27, 1925 ~ May 3, 2020 (age 94)


Lorraine Cressend Eschmann, 94, was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on May 3rd, 2020 from complications of Covid-19.  Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 70 years, Merlin J. Eschmann. She was also preceded by her parents, Louis M. Cressend and Hilda Allen Cressend.  Lorraine is survived by her children, Scott A. Eschmann (Terri) and Kim E. LeBourgeois (Johnny).  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ashley E. Ledet (Trey), Shaun A. Eschmann (Rebecca), Christian J. LeBourgeois (Katie) and Kelly M. LeBourgeois and by her great-grandsons, Aiden Ledet, Tristen Ledet, Brayden Eschmann, Caleb Eschmann, Blaise LeBourgeois and Alex LeBourgeois.  Lorraine is also survived by her sister-in-law, Elda T. Eschmann. Lorraine was born and lived for 60 years on Taft Place in the Mid-City/Bayou St. John area.  She attended Our Lady of Holy Rosary Grammar School and was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy, Class of 1942.  She had remained close to many of the neighborhood families and friends.  Merlin and Lorraine then moved to Nursery Avenue in Metairie for the next 33 years until they both moved to assisted living.   Merlin and Lorraine were inseparable until his passing in July of last year.  The family would like to thank Diane Bourgeois and the staff of Serenity II assisted living for their care and treatment of Lorraine in her final months. A private service for the immediate family will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The service will be livestreamed for all those who cannot attend. Please view the livestream link below. JACOB SCHOEN & SON in charge of the arrangements.

Click here to view a webcast of the service on 5/16/2020 at 10:50 AM, Central Standard Time.

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