Wendell Ross Rachal Services for Wendell Ross Rachal will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 15, 2016, in the chapel of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Alexandria Memorial Gardens under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, October 14, 2016, and resume from 8:30 A.M. until time of service on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the funeral home. A Christian Wake service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Friday, October 14, 2016, in the Kramer Chapel. Wendell Ross Rachal, 45, of Alexandria, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Wendell is preceded in death by his beloved father, Carl E. Rachal. Wendell, the youngest son of the late Carl and Lanell Rachal was born and raised in Alexandria, LA. He was a devoted Catholic and graduated from Holy Savior Menard High School. He worked for the U.S. Forestry Service for 15 years. Wendell was the most loving father, husband, son and friend and a blessing to all who knew and loved him. He loved bringing a smile to the people he met with his humor. Wendell was a gifted musician and loved blues music. He cherished his time spent "jammin'" with his friends. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 23 years, Rhonda Rachal; his children, Evan and Hailey Rachal, all of Alexandria; mother, Lanell Rachal, of Alexandria; brother, Brett Rachal and wife, Mooneen, of Monroe; nieces and nephews, Ryan and Corey Rachal, Avery and Aaron Rachal, Teena Hassell, Jacob and Ashlan Paulk; brother-in-law, Paul Bonial and sisters-in-law, Karlyn Bonial and Kerry Bonial; mother-in-law, Betty Byrd (Herb); along with numerous extended family and friends. Pallbearers honored to serve will be Paul Bonial, Jace LaCaze, Mark LaCaze, Rodney Lachney, Jeremy Michiels, Tommy Morrison, Sean Nolan, and Martin Shores. Honorary Pallbearers will be Blake Rachal, Brad Rachal, Corey Rachal, Ryan Rachal, Aaron Rachal, and Jacob Paulk. Donations in Wendell 's memory can be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or, St. Rita Catholic Church, 3822 Bayou Rapides Rd., Alexandria, LA., 71303, or a charity of your choice. To extend online notes of condolence to the Rachal Family, please visit www.KramerFunerals.com .
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