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Mitchel (Mitch) Rabalais

August 7, 1941 — August 15, 2023

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Mitchel (Mitch) Rabalais announces his passing on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at the age of 82.  He was born August 7, 1941, in Plaucheville, Louisiana to Willard and Ruby S. Rabalais.

Mitch proudly served his country in the United States Army, in both active duty and the Reserves.  He retired after many years from his career as a Life Insurance Underwriter (CLU, LUTCF).  After retirement, he enjoyed working with Premier Hotshot as a driver.

Mitch was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and was an East Baton Rouge Reserve Police Officer.  He enjoyed spending time riding his Gold Wing motorcycle, traveling, fishing, cooking, and spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Gene Rabalais. Mitch is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Edele (Dell) Rabalais; their son Matthew Rabalais; their daughter Elizabeth (Lisa) Breaux and husband, Patrick; and his beloved grandchildren Thaddeaus Breaux, Katherine Breaux, and Nathaniel Breaux.  He is also survived by his sisters Carol Plauche and husband Gary, and Iris Smith; as well as numerous other loving relatives and friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to Mitch’s very dear cousins Wanda Scallan, Effie Leonard, and Kathy Woods, to the St. George Fire Department, and the nurses and Staff at Pinnacle Hospice. They would also like to extend their thanks to the host of people who helped them during this difficult time, including the wonderful help from their dear friends and neighbors, Wayne and Cynthia Rabalais.

A visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, BR, LA 70816, on Monday, August 21, 2023, beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m., with Deacon Don Musso officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.  A reception will follow in the Legacy Room at Resthaven Funeral Home.

For those so desiring, memorials in honor of Mitch Rabalais may be made to a charity of your choice.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mitchel (Mitch) Rabalais, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, August 21, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Memorial Service

Monday, August 21, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Graveside Service

Monday, August 21, 2023

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Reception

Monday, August 21, 2023

12:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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