Sunday’s Obituary: Gus Courrege – Town Blacksmith

Obituary – 10 April 1975

Gustave "Gus" Courrege stands in front of his blacksmith shop

Gustave “Gus” Courrege stands in front of his blacksmith shop

VINTON — Funeral services for Gustave Jean Courrege, 80, of 1133 Horridge St., longtime Vinton fire chief, were at 2 p.m. today, April 10, from St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Entombment was in the mausoleum at Sulphur under direction of Hixson Funeral Home.

Mr. Courrege died at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday in a Lake Charles hospital.

He was a native of New Iberia and was a retired blacksmith.

He was the first fire chief in Vinton, a post he held for 38 years. He was named fire marshal for the town in 1962.

Mr. Courrege was a past commander of John C. Bowden American Legion Post 208 of Vinton. He had served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War I.

He was a member of Vinton council 6103, Knights of Columbus, and of Msgr. Cramers General Assembly of the Fourth Degree. Mr. Courrege was a trustee of St. Joseph Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. May Breaux Courrege; one son, G. J. Courrege Jr. of Jennings; one daughter, Mrs. W. Howard Nutter of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. James Hoiby of Beaumont. Tex., and Mrs. J. S. Dement of Vinton; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Relation to Me

Gus Courrege was my 1st cousin, two times removed.

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Blacksmith shop, rice mill will soon be part of history

Blacksmith shop will soon be part of history

Vinton Fire Chief Given New Post

Vinton Fire Chief Given New Post

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