Merlin John Remmers passed away on September 16, 2019 at the age of 93. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Frederich Remmers, Sr., Catherine Camet Remmers and his siblings Catherine M. Remmers, Henry Frederich Remmers, Jr., Lucille Olga Remmers and Anna Mae Remmers Ballot. He is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Joan Pfister Remmers and their two daughters, Ann Remmers Lagarde (Joseph) and Nancy Remmers Carbonell (Frank), their grandchildren, Leigh Lagarde Manganello (Robert), John Remmers Lagarde, and Daniel Robert Lagarde (Erin), Jennifer Joan Bellott and Bruce (Mackie) Peter Bellott. He is also survived by four great grandchildren, Bobby and Mathew Manganello and Otis and August Lagarde. Mr. Remmers was a proud graduate of the class of ‘45 of Jesuit High School where he excelled in football as well as track and field. He shared long and treasured friendships with George Lehleitner and his colleagues at George H. Lehleitner and Company retiring as Vice President in 1996. Among his many other accomplishments, he was deeply involved with the founding of the NORD Fishing Rodeo program in City Park and ardently supported Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans. He was a deeply devoted husband, father and grandfather and words cannot express how greatly he will be missed. The family would like to thank his amazing caregivers, Dee Smith, Sheila Thompson, Maureen Reddoch, Irene Sykes and Terry Oliver for their devotion and tireless efforts to ensure his comfort, safety and quality of life. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass at 12:15 PM on Monday, September 23, 2019 in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM. Interment will be at a later date.The family requests that Masses be offered in lieu of flowers.
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