Walter Fitzenreiter

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 25, 2019

Funeral services for Walter Leo Fitzenreiter Jr.,
93, of Hornbeck, will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 27, 2019 in the Hornbeck United Methodist Church with Rev. Daniel Na and Rev. Wayne Chance officiating. Burial will follow in the Prewitt’s Chapel Cemetery in Hornbeck, under the direction
of Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 12:00 P.M until time of service at the church.
Walter was born on July 13, 1926 to Walter Leo Fitzenreiter. Sr. and Ernestine Louisa
Perkins Fitzenreiter, Leo died in his sleep at home early Tuesday morning, July 23, 2019 after a battle with cancer.
He was a 1943 graduate of Reeves High School. Leo served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. After
returning home, he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University. Leo and his wife Mavis celebrated 65 years of marriage in October 2018.
Leo and Mavis raised their four children in Sulphur, LA. At the age 55,
he retired from Cities Service as a plant manager, after which he and his wife built their retirement home in Hornbeck. Leo was a member of the Hornbeck United Methodist Church, Chief of the Plainview Volunteer Fire Department, and founder of the
Plainview Area Association. Leo was a lifelong gardener and fisherman.
Survived by his wife Mavis Jones Fitzenreiter of Hornbeck, daughter Valerie Fitzenreiter of Hornbeck, son Robert Fitzenreiter and daughter-in-law Sarah of DeQuincy, son
James Fitzenreiter of Many and daughter Laura Fitzenreiter LeDoux and son-in-law Anthony LeDoux of Sulphur, grandchildren, Jillian Fitzenreiter, Laurie Chancey, Amanda Dinger, Garren Fitzenreiter, Denis LeDoux and Andrew LeDoux as well as granddog
T-Bone aka “The Beast”, great grandchildren, Kian Bonin, Aubrey Bonin, Paisley Bonin, McKenna Bonin, Seth Dinger and Lily Dinger.
Leo is preceded in death by his father, Walter Leo Fitzenreiter, Sr., his mother, Ernestine Louisa
Fitzenreiter and his sister, Ruth Eubanks Smith, his dog Rattler, his cat Hobbes and his granddog, Jazz.
The family offers their sincere appreciation to Kindred Home Health and Hospice of Leesville for as Leo put it, “Making my end days
better”. We also offer a special thanks to Dr. Kimberly Landrum for treating Leo with love and respect. Thank you to all family and friends for your visits, gifts of food, phone calls, emails and texts.
His love of family was boundless.
His wife and children were his greatest treasures. To know Leo was to know a man of honor, respect, and dignity. He believed in leaving things better than he found them and to put the needs of others before his own.
In lieu of flowers, the
family respectfully requests donations to the Hornbeck United Methodist Church or to the Prewitt’s Chapel Cemetery Fund.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Fitzenreiter Family at