Leon Joseph Dautriel

January 5, 1941 ~ April 19, 2023

Leon Joseph Dautriel, Sr. of Westlake, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2023, in his residence.  

Leon was born in Sulphur, on January 5, 1941.  He was a graduate of USMC, after graduation he served as a chef in the Marine Corp.  He was a member of Saint John Bosco Church and Knights of Columbus.  Leon was a plumber and co-owner for Dautriel Plumbing and worked for the Calcasieu Parish School Board.  He loved to go hunting and   fishing with the jigs he made.  When he wasn’t in the woods or on the water, he loved being in his garden, taking care of it and sharing the fruits of his labor.  Leon loved having his grandchildren and great-grandchildren work in the garden with him and teaching them how to tend to it for a bountiful harvest.  Sitting on the porch listening to and telling stories with friends and family were very important to Leon. Occasionally made trips to the casino for a visit. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Elaine Dautriel; children, Deanie Dautriel, Rose Pekol and husband Tom, Leon “E-Boo” Dautriel, Jr., Paul Dautriel and wife Angie; stepchildren, Debbie Winfree and husband Danny, Roger Spalding and Richard Paulk; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; siblings; Earline Ann Hennigan, Ned Louis Dautriel and wife Sheryl, L.J. Dautriel, Jr. and wife Rita, John Dautriel and wife Pam; sister-in-law, Kristin Dautriel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Joseph Dautriel Sr. and Ironie Marie Dautriel; sister, Jeanette Jessen, brother; Michael Dautriel; daughter, Katherine Spalding; grandchildren Michael Dautriel and Ashley Dautriel; daughter-in-law, Susan Dautriel; mother-in-law, Gloria Elaine Brown.

Funeral services for Leon Joseph Dautriel, Sr. will at 10:30AM, Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at Saint John Bosco Church in Westlake, La., burial will follow at Westlake Memorial.  Visitation will be 4-8PM, with a recitation of the Rosary at 6PM, Monday, April 24, 2023, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home in Sulphur, La.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Leon's passing. He was my cousin, but I didn't get to keep up with him in later years. We called him "T-Boy". His Dad and my Dad were brothers. My sincere sympathies go out to all of his family and friends. He and Gerald Melancon are probably out fishing already. God Bless them and keep them until we all meet again.

  2. My condolences to the entire family for the loss of Leon. We go way back, but haven’t seen him for many years. I hope you find strength with the Lord to endure his passing, I know he’s in a better place.🙏🏻

  3. As an older brother, Leon inspired me as a Marine, so I joined USMC.
    We worked together closely in plumbing all our lives.
    Our spare time was enjoying hunting and fishing with many stories to remember.
    My earliest recall were the yearly family retreats made that Dad installed toward our Christian values.
    I love you brother.
    Ned Dautriel

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