Henderson - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church for Jerry John Wiltz, Sr., 74, who passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2022, in Breaux Bridge.
A visitation will take place at the funeral home in Breaux Bridge on Monday from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM and will continue on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 PM on Monday evening by Deacon Russell Hayes.
Monsignor Jeff DeBlanc will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Interment will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Mausoleum.
Jerry was a Riverboat Captain for 29 years. He loved fishing, hunting, and camping, but above all he loved doing those things with his family and friends. Jerry will be remembered for his witty personality, as well as being a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Louise Hayes Wiltz; sons, Ronnie Wiltz (Melanie) and Shelby Wiltz; grandchildren, Dawson Wiltz, Ronny Mechelle LeJeune (Lucas), Londyn Wiltz, Masyn Wiltz, and Tatum Wiltz; and his brothers, Ronald Wiltz (Margret) and Terry Wiltz (Christy).
He is preceded in death by his son, Jerry "Jay Jay" John Wiltz, Jr.; parents, Emory "ToTo" Wiltz and Lavina "Petit" Boudreaux Wiltz; and his parents-in-law, Althmae and Solange Hayes.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Wiltz, Shelby Wiltz, Dawson Wiltz, BJ Wiltz, Sarah Burroughs, and Braylon Collette. Honorary Pallbearer will be Ricky Smith.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.