St. Martinville - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in St. Martinville for Joseph Wiltz, Sr. , 83, who passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at Iberia Medical Center.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Friday and continue on Saturday from 8:00 am until 10:30 am.
A rosary will be prayed at 8:30 am on Saturday.
Rev. Thomas James, SVD will officiate at the Funeral Mass.
Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville.
Mr. Wiltz worked at Joyce's Supermarket and Martin Mills. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, music, playing guitar, and loved to spend time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Ann Wiltz; three daughters, Mary Wiltz, Ann Wiltz Johnson (Chris), and Cassandra Wiltz Cormier (John); three sons, Joseph Wiltz Jr. (Mary Ann), Charles Wiltz Sr. (Helen), and Sidney Wiltz (Kelly); eleven grandchildren, Charles Wiltz, Jr., Natasha Wiltz, Michael Wiltz, Jeremy Wiltz, Joe Bob Wiltz, Christiana Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Jr., Christian Johnson, Devonte Cormier, Nathaniel Cormier, and Caitlyn Wiltz; six great grandchildren, Caleb Wiltz, Chloe Wiltz, Michael Wiltz, Jr., Mavrick Wiltz, Devyn Wiltz and Meilah Wiltz; sister, Emily Hopkins; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Francis Wiltz, Sr and Alberta Marie Mathew Wiltz; six brothers, Albert Wiltz, Clarence Wiltz, Lawrence Wiltz, Willis Wiltz, Sr., Francis Wiltz, Sr. and Antoine Wiltz; and three sisters, Josephine Davis, Eva Weber and Modessta Phillips.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Wiltz, Jr., Charles Wiltz, Sr., Joseph Bob Wiltz, Lionel Morris, Charles Wiltz, Sr., and Alvin Wiltz.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Wiltz, Paul Wiltz, Sidney Wiltz, Christopher Johnson, Sr., Christopher Johnson, Jr., John Williams, Christian Johnson, Jonathan Cormier, Charles Wiltz, Jr. Caleb Wiltz, and Kevin Wiltz.
Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.