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Anna Lou Angelle Stemmans
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Birth: Jan. 5, 1921
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 2007
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA

A funeral service will be held at a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Carencro for Anna Lou Angelle Stemmans. At age 86, she passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 27, at Courtyard Manor Assisted Living in Lafayette. Entombment in St. Peter Mausoleum. Concelebrants will be the Rev. Joseph H. Stemmann, who will conduct the funeral service, and the Rev. Bill J. Melancon, pastor of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to Martin & Castille Funeral Home in Lafayette.

Anna Lou Angelle Stemmans was born on Jan. 5, 1921, in Lafayette, to the late Moise Angelle, Sr. and Elvige Hollier Angelle.

On June 30, 1946, she married William "Yam" Joseph Stemmans. Lou was a woman of strong will and had an unfaltering belief and faith in God. She was highly supportive of her family and was no stranger to hard work. In her youth, she worked at the Heymann Pharmacy and later, with her husband, owned and operated a family grocery on University Avenue. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. Lou is also genuinely treasured for her many words of wisdom, affectionately labeled "Maw-Maw-isms," such as "We know the past, but not the future," and "After one time comes another."

Lou is survived by her son, William Michael Stemmans and his wife, Peggy Ann Kendrick Stemmans, of Baton Rouge, and her daughter, Jacqueline Marie Stemmans Zaunbrecher and her husband, Robert Leo Zaunbrecher, of Kingwood, Texas; five grandchildren, Michelle Lee Stemmans Ruston and her husband, John Edgar Ruston, III, of Baton Rouge, Allison Marie Zaunbrecher Rader and her husband, Norris Perry Rader, III, of Lafayette, Kristopher William Zaunbrecher and his wife, Leslie Ann Harper Zaunbrecher, of Houston, Mark Aaron Stemmans and his wife, Amanda Ruth Perault Stemmans, of Weston, Fla., and Anna Maria Zaunbrecher of Lafayette; and six great-grandchildren, Madison Leigh Ruston, John Edgar Ruston, IV, Anna Claire Frances Rader, Caleb Aaron Stemmans, Jack William Zaunbrecher and Lillian Angelle Rader. Lou was the oldest of seven children. Her surviving siblings are her sisters, Lucille Angelle Villard, Lillian Angelle Trosclair and her husband, Johnny Trosclair, and Marie Louise "Molly" Angelle Domingue and her husband, Fred Domingue.

In addition to her parents, Lou was preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph Stemmans; brothers, Rodney Angelle, Antoine "Tan" Angelle and Moise "Jun" Angelle, Jr.; two sisters-in-law, Therese Bernard Angelle and Jane Green Angelle Perkins; and brother-in-law, Leonard Villard. She was the last surviving member of her husband's siblings and their spouses and likewise, the last remaining aunt to all their children. Lou's parting words were, "I love you and please pray for me."

Pallbearers will be Donald Stemmans, Louis Prejean, Ray Thibodeaux, Dean Domingue, Robert Villard, Dale Angelle, Tim Angelle and Wayne Angelle.

The family would like to acknowledge the outstanding caregivers from Courtyard Manor Assisted Living, Amian Health Services and Hospice of Acadiana. To Theresa Paris, Henrietta Huntly, Linda Grisby, Ethel Rivers, Brenda James and Rita Prejean: "The exceptional care and loving attention you gave our Mom will be forever in our hearts. We will never forget you."

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Stemmans' name to Hospice of Acadiana, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or M.D. Anderson Research Hospital.

Obituary published in The Advocate on 6/28/2007.
Family links: 
  Moise Angelle (1888 - 1961)
  Elvidge Hollier Angelle (1897 - 1984)
  Anna Lou Angelle Stemmans (1921 - 2007)
  Lucille Angelle Villard (1922 - 2007)*
  Moise Angelle (1927 - 2007)*
  Antoine Angelle (1930 - 2004)*
  Mollie Angelle Domingue (1935 - 2012)*
  Rodney J. Angelle (1941 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Peter Catholic Cemetery
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Rita Graves
Record added: Jun 29, 2007
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Anna Lou <i>Angelle</i> Stemmans
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- Kathy S. Savoie
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- Liz
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