Doris Marcum
B: 1953-06-06
D: 2018-08-18
View Details
Marcum, Doris
Lawrence Chandler
B: 1942-06-23
D: 2018-08-18
View Details
Chandler, Lawrence
Cleveland Duncan
B: 1967-04-23
D: 2018-08-17
View Details
Duncan, Cleveland
John Bordelon
B: 1938-09-01
D: 2018-08-16
View Details
Bordelon, John
Roger Berlin
B: 1963-04-26
D: 2018-08-16
View Details
Berlin, Roger
Robert Mendenhall
B: 1934-03-16
D: 2018-08-15
View Details
Mendenhall, Robert
John Gannon
B: 1952-07-02
D: 2018-08-14
View Details
Gannon, John
Joe Giddings
B: 1943-03-20
D: 2018-08-10
View Details
Giddings, Joe
Jerry Fletcher
B: 1944-07-13
D: 2018-08-09
View Details
Fletcher, Jerry
Jo Blackmon
B: 1958-06-22
D: 2018-08-08
View Details
Blackmon, Jo
Paul Ryder
B: 1933-06-19
D: 2018-08-07
View Details
Ryder, Paul
Lightle Wooley
B: 1952-08-02
D: 2018-08-06
View Details
Wooley, Lightle
Homer Chandler
B: 1975-06-18
D: 2018-08-05
View Details
Chandler, Homer
Kenneth Okker
B: 1963-07-20
D: 2018-08-04
View Details
Okker, Kenneth
Royland Bordelon
B: 1930-10-31
D: 2018-08-04
View Details
Bordelon, Royland
Emily Fontenot
B: 1954-01-07
D: 2018-08-04
View Details
Fontenot, Emily
Eula Mumphrey
B: 1929-01-13
D: 2018-08-04
View Details
Mumphrey, Eula
Darrell Constance
B: 1959-10-28
D: 2018-08-02
View Details
Constance, Darrell
Doris Suba
B: 1938-09-15
D: 2018-08-02
View Details
Suba, Doris
Carol Maxey
B: 1953-02-10
D: 2018-07-31
View Details
Maxey, Carol
Larry Goudeau
B: 1937-09-26
D: 2018-07-30
View Details
Goudeau, Larry


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
3994 Monroe Hwy
BALL, LA 71405
Phone: 318-640-1375
Fax: 318-641-3012
Wayne Jeukens Wayne Jeukens Wayne Jeukens Wayne Jeukens Wayne Jeukens
In Memory of
Wayne Michael
1931 - 2018
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Gallagher Funeral Home and Crematory
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Robert Paul
"Rest well from a long life of love, laughter and smiles. Can’t speak your name"
View full message >>>

Obituary for Wayne Jeukens

Wayne  Jeukens
Services celebrating the life of Mr. Wayne Michael Jeukens will begin with a Rosary at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Pineville, Louisiana followed by a Mass at 10:00 a.m. with Father Phil Michiels and Father Bruce Miller officiating, under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home, Ball, Louisiana.

Wayne Michael Jeukens passed peacefully into heaven, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 18, 2018. He was an extraordinary man who not only epitomized kindness and service to others, but who instilled that philosophy in his children and grandchildren.

He began his life on a farm in Ogilvie, Minnesota, but eventually joined the United States Air Force and became stationed at England Air Force Base in Alexandria, Louisiana. It was then that he was swept off his feet by a southern belle named Joann Faircloth. The couple married in 1954 after a long distance courtship while Wayne was deployed to South Korea. They began their married life in Pineville, Louisiana, with mother-in-law, Evelyn Faircloth, in tow and grew their family of six children.

Wayne was a loyal Delta Airlines employee for 30 years after his military service and remained close to his Delta family and friends throughout the remainder of his life. He was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he sang in the choir, led youth ministries, and volunteered for many other endeavors. He also served as Scout Master for the Boy Scouts when his sons were young.

Family was the cornerstone of Wayne’s life and he was affectionately known as “Papa” to his grandchildren and close friends. He was a frequent attendee and cheerleader at his grandchildren’s sporting events, recitals, and graduations. He loved entertaining and tending his garden in his backyard oasis and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed winter hunting trips with his sons, brothers, nieces, and nephews in the snowy Minnesota forests.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, William and Louise Jeukens; his in-laws, Leeman and Evelyn Faircloth; his son, Tommy Jeukens; his sisters, Doris Westling and Jean Jorgenson; and his brother, Bob Jeukens. Those left to celebrate his life are his wife of 64 years, Joann Faircloth Jeukens; his son, Mike (Sheila) Jeukens; his daughters, Kathy (Robbie) Southern, Carol (Danny) Van Mol, Susie (Billy) Debevec, and Cindy (Barry) Toups; his sisters, Arlene Michael and Lois May; his brother, Bill (Gloria) Jeukens; sister-in-law, Marilyn Jeukens; daughter-in-law, Melanie Jeukens; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; family priest and dear friend, Fr. Phil Michiels; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Jeukens family would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Heart of Hospice, especially nurses Delaina Fairbanks and Samantha Rachal, for their caring and compassion and our extended Sacred Heart church family for continued prayers and support. In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund.

Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Jeukens family by visiting

Order Flowers