Robert Boudreau, 49, St. Joseph, MO

Published 02/06 2014 10:40AM

Updated 02/06 2014 10:42AM

Robert Boudreau, 49, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

He was born February 16, 1964 to Kirtley A. and Mary Lynn (Sheppard) Boudreau in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Robert received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Louisiana Tech.  He was the owner of Boudreaux’s Louisiana Seafood & Steaks restaurant. He was proud of his restaurant, and was named St. Joseph “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the first year of its operation.

One of the things patrons could count on was Robert walking up to their table with a blue towel hanging from his back pocket and a smile on his face, and taking a knee to talk with his customers, each of whom he considered a friend.  He could make you feel as if you were the only table in the restaurant, even in a packed house.

He was a charter member of the St. Joe Originals.  He took great enjoyment in golfing, boating, and his time spent at Lake Viking, but above all he loved his children. His annual golf trips and crawfish boils were his special times, as well.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Faith Anne Boudreau.

Survivors: son, Grant Boudreau; daughter, Grace Boudreau, both of the home; brothers, Kirtley Boudreau, Lafayette, Louisiana and Bryan Boudreau and his wife, Judy, Opelousas, Louisiana; sisters, Evelyn Wyble and her husband, Mark, St. Joseph, Missouri and Jeannell Casanova and her husband, Mark, Corpus Christi, Texas; his former wife, Pamela (Cole) Boudreau, St. Joseph; his partner and best friend, Raven Searcy and her son, Reece, St. Joseph and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services:  10:00 A.M. Friday, St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church. The family will receive friends 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 8:00 A.M. Thursday.

A later service will be held at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas, Louisiana on Saturday, February 15th at 12:00 Noon, visitation 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, Louisiana.

Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to St. Joseph Cathedral School or Bishop LeBlond High School.

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