Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Elster Paul Verzwyvelt
Elster Paul Verzwyvelt, affectionately known as “Daddy V,” passed away on November 13, 2020 surrounded by his family in Slidell, Louisiana at the age of 82. He was born on December 15, 1937 in Alexandria, Louisiana to Joseph and Laura Verzwyvelt and lovingly raised by Francis and Marguerite Johnson. Elster is the beloved spouse of 61 years to Elizabeth “Betty” Willoughby Verzwyvelt; cherished father of Elizabeth Verzwyvelt Wiggins, Brent Verzwyvelt and wife Kimberly Verzwyvelt, Andrea Verzwyvelt Hodson, and the late Gary Verzwyvelt and wife Annie Verzwyvelt; adored grandfather of Bryce Haddad and wife Kasia, Haley Haddad, Hannah Haddad, Katie Verzwyvelt Messer and husband David, John Paul Verzwyvelt, Eric Verzwyvelt, Madison Verzwyvelt, Abby Verzwyvelt, Catherine Hodson, and Christina Hodson; proud great-grandfather of Lily Anne Messer, caring brother of Louis Verzwyvelt, J.P. Verzwyvelt, Rudy Verzwyvelt, Lola Ducote, Velma Dauzat, Annie Ryan, Fran McLaughlin, Evelyn Krout Gasvoda, and Katie Clark; and foster brother of Leander Johnson and Dorothy Burnaman.
Elster was formerly employed as a systems analyst for the US department of Agriculture and Martin Marietta. He was a dedicated member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, active member of the Knights of Columbus, and volunteer for the Kairos Prison Ministry. Elster enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, sports, and playing cards with family and friends. He was most passionate about spending time with his family. They will fondly cherish all the memories they shared with Daddy V.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation (adhering to social distancing guidelines) on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Slidell. A Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Saint Joseph Abbey Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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