Frank A. Dodge - June 9, 2004

CARENCRO - Funeral services will be held at a 10:30 a.m. Mass on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, in St. Peters Catholic Church here for Frank Dodge, 83, who died at 12:10 p.m. Monday, June 7, 2004, at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette.

Interment will be in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Carencro. The Rev. Bill Melancon, pastor of St. Peters Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.

Musical selections will be provided by Julie Broussard accompanied by Phyllis Simar on the organ. The songs will be "Hail Mary / Gentle Women," "Holy Ground," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Take My Hand Precious Lord."

Mr. Dodge was a native and lifelong resident of Carencro. He was retired from Southern Pacific Railroad after 27 years of service.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy, aboard the USS Windham Bay for four years. Mr. Dodge was a member of the Veteran of Foreign War, Judice Post 9822 as well as a member of Carencro War Veterans.

He was a Carencro High Booster, a member of Woodmen of the World, Civic Club and the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Dodge was a parishioner of St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, where he served as an usher. He was a member of the Bonne Mort Society and the Sacred Heart League.

Survivors include: his wife of 55 years, Verlie Leger Dodge of Carencro; two sons, Thomas Franklin Dodge and his wife, Elisabeth "Beth," of Carencro, and Craig Dodge and his wife, Connie Campbell Dodge, of Duson; one daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Franchak, of Carencro; two brothers, Elton Dodge and his wife, Ethleen, of New Iberia, and Malcolm Dodge and his wife, Velma Jane, of Carencro; grandchildren, Tammy Dodge, of Carencro, Tommy and his wife, Jennifer Dodge of Cankton, Ian Dodge of Detroit, Mich., Bronson and Brandy Dodge of Scott, Bridget Pellerin of Maurice, Derrick and Desiree Franchak, both of Carencro; one great-grandchild, Ariel Pellerin; and one great-grandchild on the way, Jacob Michael Dodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Dodge and the former Aline Dumesnil; and four brothers, Oray Dodge, Telemark Dodge, Leroy Dodge and Harold Dodge.