Donald Aaron Brecheen, age 83, a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. He is survived by his children, D'Aaron LeBlanc (Kerry) and Danielle Brecheen; grandchildren Ryan LeBlanc (Camille), Kristen LeBlanc; great-grandchildren Baptiste and Jerome LeBlanc; sister-in-law, Shirley P. Brecheen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Gail J. Brecheen; parents, Fred L. and Florence R. Brecheen; siblings, Camille Brecheen, Dwight E. Brecheen, Eldred Brecheen, Fred H. Brecheen, Mildred, B. Husser, Ollie Evelyn Hinson, and Virgie B. Cockerham.
As a devoted businessman, he founded Brecheen Pipe and Steel Co. in Port Allen, LA in 1980. As a young man he loved refurbishing classic cars and trucks and to go fishing. In his late adult life, he’d give anything to catch a yellow fin tuna, cook outdoors, play the guitar, listen to music, entertain family and friends, and watch those LSU TIGERS! He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
The family of Donald A. Brecheen wished to extend our sincere thanks to Pinnacle Hospice, his caregiver team Katina Davis, Alexis Thomas, Nico Ricks, and Glenda Foster. The Brecheen Family would like to extend the upmost gratitude to Nancy J. Dehart for keeping Don’s spirits high even on days when no one else could. Through the most difficult times of both Don and Gail’s illnesses, she never wavered and always made sure they were getting the best care possible. No amount of thanks can truly express our appreciation to everyone who helped along the way.
Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Following interment will be a Celebration of Life gathering.
Pallbearers will be Kristen LeBlanc, Travis Mire, David Courtney, Billy Linder, Peter Cheramie, and Kerry LeBlanc. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.