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“Missing you more than anyone can possibly imagine right now! You always knew how to make me feel better! You always looked out for me! And I know...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Chelsea Hardy

“To all the family members of Shawn, all of you are in my prayers. I was sadden to hear of Shawn's passing. Although its been a few years since I have...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Liz Church - Independence, LA

“I'm truly sorry for your loss. Death is hard to understand only GOD can .So know he's in a better place Jessica and at peace. Be strong and know GOD...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Chris Raven - Gonzales, LA

“To the Balfantz Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Shawn's passing. He was such a caring and loving young man. He always mad a point to stop at chat...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Joyce Bell Hall - Maurepas, LA

“Dear Mrs. Vicki and Jessica: I was saddened by the news of Shawn's passing. My prayers go out to you and your families. It has been a while since...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Mrs. Lisa Vicari - Albany, LA

“Man this really hit home. Im going to miss you Shawn we had some great times together in school and out. Maurepas will not be the same my friend....Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Reab Simoneaux - Baton Rouge, LA

“There are no words I can say to console your pain. Just know I am here and always be here if and when you need anything...I love you, Toni ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Toni Bihm - Gonzales, LA - Friend

“LOVE YOU FOREVER. HAVE VERY FOND MEMERIES.MY SWEET MAN ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Jane Hardy - Livingston, LA

“Vickie & Ricky & Jessica, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers. I can't imagine the sorrow you are going through at this time...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Donna Billingsley - Sorrento, LA

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shawn's family. He was such a great guy that would help anyone out. Bear Island will never be the same without...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Kristen & Bill Selby - Maurepas, LA

“You'll be missed so much by family and friends ..... love u big teddybear.... ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: misty & curtis bentley - maurepas, LA

“Shawn, you will be missed by many ... We have had some great times together... Love Ya Always! Kelli ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Kelli Hilbun - Prairieville, , LA

“Ricky, Vickie and Jessica, Our hearts go out to you, Shawn was the most caring young man, he would do anything to make you happy, he loved you all...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Aunt Lois and Uncle Charlie - LA

“Mr. Rick & Mrs. Vickie I'm so sorry for your loss! We all had so much fun and laughter together in school! He was a sweetheat and great guy that...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Kelly Frederic Billingsley - LA

“Dear Uncle Ricky Aunt Vickie and Jessica, I cannot imagine all the pain that your going through, i want you to know that i love you all deeply and im...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Dana Anderson - Springfield, LA

“Our heartfelt sympathy to Shawn's family and friends. Our hope is that fond memories of Shawn's life will help ease the pain and grief you're going...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Linda & Gary Cornett - Maurepas, LA

“I don 't know where to begin...you have been part of my family's lives for years....you were always so giving and a big smile on your face that's...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Rita Lambert LeBlanc - LA

“Dear, Ms. Vicky and Mr. Rick Best WISHES, best THOUGHTS, MANY prayers, and God...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Rebecca Bihm - St. Gabriel, LA

“I'll always remember you just as your picture, always smiling. I'll never forget the time we got off of the bus and you warned me not to run because...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Daniel Boyle - Denham Springs, LA

“Dear Shawn, I am so saddened by the news I received and I don’t know where to begin. Ever since I heard of your passing I’ve been disorientated...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Brian Paul Lambert - Seoul, Korea

“What a tragic loss for such a wonderful, kind and loving family. When I think of Shawn, I see his big smile and remember his kindness. May God...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Kerry Smiley & Kaleb Villar - LA

“Dear Vickie and Ricky: We are so very sorry about your lose of Shawn. May God bless you and keep you through this toughest of times. Bob and Sue ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Bob and Sue Balfantz - cleveland, OH

“I will always love you and you will stay in my heart forever. I'm staying strong for mom and dad just like I know you would. I LOVE YOU SHAWN!!!!!! ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Jessica Balfantz Ryan - Maurepas, LA

“Praying for everyone. God Bless all of you. We will miss you dearly. We will always remember your smile & kindness. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Tammy Kundler - Gonzales, LA

“He will be greatly missed! My family is thinking of & praying for Uncle Ricky, Aunt Vickie & Jessica. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Katie Villar Johnson - Gonzales, LA


Mr. Shawn Joseph Balfantz , 34 years old of Maurepas, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012.
He was born on Sunday, December 4, 1977, in Baton Rouge, son of Ricky and Vickie Trabeau Balfantz.
He was employee at United Rentals Trench Safety. Shawn loved fishing and going to the races. He also enjoyed cooking outdoors with his family and he was a huge LSU Football fan. Shawn was a loving son, brother, grandson, Godfather, and friend who will be missed dearly by all those who knew him.
Surviving are his parents, Ricky and Vickie Trabeau Balfantz; sister, Jessica Balfantz Ryan and her husband Kent; maternal grandmother, Myrtis Trabeau; paran, Ferrel Trabeau; nannie, Tammy Kundler; special uncle, Nicky Balfantz, Godchild, James Ernest, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Felman Trabeau, paternal grandparents, Chester and Maude Duplessie Balfantz, best friend, James Peter Lambert.
The pall bearers for the service will be Kevin Picou, Jake Balfantz, Kade Johnson, Daniel Boyle, Darren Anderson, and Kenny Hardy. Honorary pall bearers will be Ferrel Trabeau, and Kolt and Kade Kindler.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula and on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Whitehall from 8:30 am until the service begin at 11:00 am.
Interment will follow in the Maurepas Cemetery.

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