Joseph R. “Joey” Hepler
September 29, 1948 — April 7, 2013
Joseph R. “Joey” Hepler, 64, a resident of Bayou Vista, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, at his home.
Joey was born on Sept. 29, 1948, in Morgan City, the son of Joseph U. and Rose Vaccarella Hepler.
Joey was a lector and Eucharistic minister at St. Bernadette Catholic Church and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus 6211.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Julia Ratcliff Hepler of Bayou Vista; three children, Michael Hepler and wife, Shanna, of Morgan City, LeeAnn Hepler of Patterson, and William Hepler and wife, Ashley, of Austin, Texas; two grandchildren, Seth Hepler and Zoe Hepler, both of Morgan City; one brother, John Hepler of Lafayette; four brothers-in-law, George Percle of Morgan City, Robert E. Miller of Bayou Vista, Louis Ratcliff and wife, Janice, of Berwick, and J.C. Ratcliff and wife, Adrienne, of Lafayette; and two sisters-in-law, Leona Landry and husband, Merval, of Bayou Vista, and Frances Miller of Houston. Joey is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Joey was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Rose Hepler Percle.
A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church with the Rev. William Rogalla officiating. Memorial visitation will be held from 8 a.m. until the time of Mass in St. Bernadette Catholic Church Parish Hall. A rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Joey will be inurned in the Morgan City Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Bernadette Catholic Church or memorial Masses.