March 6, 1929 ~ Nov. 16, 2011

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, November 18, 2011, at 11 a.m., at the Church of the Assumption for Mrs. Luna Zimmerman Bodin, 82, a native and resident of Franklin, who passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 7:52 a.m., at Franklin Foundation Hospital. Burial will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. Father Lloyd Benoit will officiate the services.

Mrs. Luna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, sewing and fishing. She was a longtime member of the Church of the Assumption, a member of the Ladies Altar Society and was also a Eucharistic Minister, bringing Holy Communion to the sick and shut-ins. After many years of working as a bookkeeper for a local business, she went on to teach religion at Hanson Memorial High School.

Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie B. Bernard and her husband, John, of Lafayette; three sons, Timothy A. Bodin and his wife, Erna, of Franklin; Russel A. Bodin Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Metairie; and Edward A. Bodin and his wife, Christine of Franklin; three sisters, Laura Belle Z. Trahan of Franklin, Gail Z. Lancon and her husband, Amar, of Franklin; and Rosalyn Z. Arceneaux and her husband, Fernest, of Duson; one brother, Hilary J. Zimmerman and his wife, Mary, of Jackson, Mississippi; sisters-in-law, Sara L. Zimmerman of Kilgore, Texas and Audrey B. Hicks of Franklin; 14 grandchildren, Claire B. Steel and her husband, Rustin, Jaron Bernard, Lacy B. Chauvin and her husband, Ben; Eran Bodin, Erika Bodin, Laine Bodin, Russel Bodin III, Christina Bodin, Connor Bodin, Ethan Bodin, Cassie Dossey, Nicolas Dossey, Austin Bodin and Alex Bodin; and three great grandchildren, Miles Chauvin, Maxwell Chauvin and Emma Kate Chauvin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russel A. Bodin Sr.; her father, Alex Zimmerman; her mother, Thelma Derouen Zimmerman; one brother, Herman P. Zimmerman; and one brother-in-law, Alcide “Buck” Trahan.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday at Ibert’s Mortuary, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 7 p.m., and again on Friday at the Church of the Assumption, from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass.

Pallbearers will be Jaron Bernard, Nicolas Dossey, Alex Bodin, Austin Bodin, Rusty Bodin, Connor Bodin, Ethan Bodin and Ben Chauvin.

To view the online obituary and memory book please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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