LaVonda Marie Rathel

LaVonda Marie Pacetti Rathel, 89, of Rosepine, LA, passed from this life on Thursday, November 3, 2022.


LaVonda was born to Gus and Ruby Pacetti on February 20, 1933. She met her future husband of sixty-seven years, Lawrence Anthony Rathel, while still in second grade at Mill Creek Elementary School. LaVonda moved to DeRidder in 1970 with her family and became very involved with St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was an active member of the Catholic Daughters and the Homemakers Association.


Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Michelle Reyna of St. Augustine, FL, Ramelle Wright and Carl of Rocky Face, GA, Larry Rathel of DeRidder, LA; grandchildren, Scott Gastineau and Lisa, Steven Giovanni and Valerie, Stephanie Watkins and Trey, Kevin Rathel, Kristy Wood and Steve; great grandchildren, Antonio, Maria Clara, Ana Lucia, Cruz and Estelle Giovanni, Tyler Wood, Wyatt Watkins and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Rathel, Sr.; parents, Gus and Ruby Pacetti; brothers, Richard Pacetti, Vernon Pacetti; sister-in-law, Barbara Pacetti.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, with the Rosary at 6:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Memorial Mass will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, November 7, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeRidder, LA.  Father Jeff Starkovich will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Tom Dixon, David Hester, Steve Wood, Tyler Wood, Kevin Rathel, Steven Giovanni.  Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.

LaVonda Marie Rathel