Obituaries – November 17


Monika Hollinger Skidmore, age 59, passed away surrounded by the love of family and friends on October 26, 2022, following a short but heroic battle with cancer. She was born on January 7, 1963 in Passaic, New Jersey, to her loving parents Gisela Mayer Hollinger and the late Frank Hollinger. She later relocated to Clifton, New Jersey and most recently resided in Slidell, Louisiana.
Monika is the beloved wife of Samuel Skidmore; cherished mother of Mark Paul Scarpa II and Kristy Maria Hollinger Scarpa; proud grandmother of Brielle Victoria Amato and Logan Scarpa; and treasured sister of Heidi Lewis, Frank Hollinger, and Eric Hollinger. She is also survived by a host of extended family members and friends.
Monika graduated from Manchester Regional High School and attended Passaic County Community College. She bravely served in the United States Army from 1982 – 1986 with the 21st Replacement Battalion stationed at Rhein-Main and Rammstein, Germany. Monika was formerly employed with Antenna Cabling Co., the Haledon Pork Store, and Bergen Funeral Service.
Monika will fondly be remembered as a kind, loving soul who deeply loved her friends and family more than herself. She was always willing to help others. Monika especially enjoyed cooking homemade meals for the Clifton Police Department and later for the Slidell Police Department during the holidays. This act of kindness was extended to anyone who was hungry. Monika was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church, where she prepared meals for the Do Something Project, No Cook Friday, and Family Promise. During the war in Afghanistan/Iraq, she actively prepared food and care packages for deployed servicemen and servicewomen, both on her own and with Have a Heart – Adopt a Soldier.
Monika loved fishing and won the pot for biggest fish more than once when fishing on boats in Virginia. Among her favorite pastimes was trap shooting and donating her time with the Junior ROTC Range at both the New Jersey Arms Collectors and Cherry Ridge Range, both of which she was a member. Monika especially loved ‘Grudge Matches’ of trap against her husband and children.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church located at 1534 7th St. in Slidell. A memorial service with Military Honors will begin at 4 p.m. Memories and condolences may be expressed at


Charlotte Krentel Landry passed away peacefully on Friday morning of November 11, 2022 at the age of 76. She was born and raised in Mandeville, Louisiana and taught for 28 years in the St. Tammany Parish School System with the majority of those years spent at Mandeville High School.
Charlotte is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 24 years, Brian Thomas Landry; two sons, Robbie (LeAnnna) Gibbs and Louis (Kristen) Gibbs; stepdaughter, Lauryn (Mark) Modenbach; sister, Elaine (the late James Hurtt) King; grandson, Kendall Gibbs; two granddaughters, Katelyn Gibbs and Kathleen Gibbs; three step-grandsons, Drew Modenbach, Luke Modenbach, and Harrison Owens; two step-granddaughters, Hélène Modenbach and Madylin Owens; and a host of extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Kendall Douglas Gibbs.
Charlotte possessed a strong Christian Faith, an intense love of family, an unfailing commitment to teaching, and a lifelong passion for sewing, quilting, and embroidering. She served as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer for many years and made several mission trips to countries that included San Salvador, Brazil and Mexico.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Audubon Funeral Home in Slidell, LA. A funeral service will begin in the chapel at 3 p.m. Charlotte will be laid to rest at a private graveside service in Peace Grove Cemetery in Lacombe, LA at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to STARC of Louisiana (, a wonderful local nonprofit providing services, training, advocacy, resources, and community connections to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Memories and condolences may be expressed at


Frederick “Fred” Eugene Jenneman, of Slidell, Louisiana, passed away on November 11, 2022, at the age of 73. He was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, born on July 11, 1949 to his loving parents Elenora Jenneman and the late Eugene Jenneman. Fred is the beloved husband of 40 years to the love of his life and best friend, Christal Faciane Jenneman; cherished father of Melissa Jenneman Corona (Paulo Gonzalez), Tara Sabrina Jenneman, Leslie Carin Jenneman (Scott Thornton), Amanda Roginski (A.J. Roginski), and Dakota Frederick Jenneman (Lindsey Jenneman); proud grandfather of Summer Bojarski, Treylan Jenneman, Isabel Corona, Olivia Gonzalez, Berkeley Corona, Micah Thornton, Jaxson Roginski, Adeline Roginski, Cecily Jenneman, Isla Jenneman, and Rex Roginski; caring brother of Madeline Hensell. He also leaves behind a host of extended family members and friends.
Fred, a graduate of Chalmette High School, lived an incredible life that centered on love. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, family, friends, and strangers with a fierce, unconditional love. Fred and his wife, Christal, traversed many obstacles together including cancer diagnoses for both of them and numerous hurricanes. He was a master storyteller who exuded joy when engaging in conversation. Fred was very proud of his children and grandchildren and would talk about them to anyone who would listen. He was a proud Navy Veteran, having served on the USS Coral Sea Battleship during Vietnam. Fred fought a 10 year long, tough battle with Multiple Myeloma. In spite of the battles he faced, he was always able to find the ray of sunshine. Fred will be immensely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Military Honors to be held at 4:45 p.m. at Audubon Funeral Home in Slidell. Words of remembrance will begin in the Audubon Room at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Memories and condolences may be expressed at


David Shane Coker, a native of Rome, GA and a resident of Slidell, LA, passed away on November 11, 2022, at the age of 45.
He is survived by his loving wife, Bethany Gottsponer Coker; sons, Robert, Richard and Randall; brother, Vern (Nikki) Cockerham; mother-in-law, Betsy Gottsponer of Yuma, AZ; brothers-in-law, Lance Russell and Travis Russell; nephews, Vern (PeeWee) Cockerham, Jr. and Zachary Cockerham; nieces, Amanda Hass, Kirstie Cockerham and Alexis Cockerham; and several grand nephews and nieces.
Shane is preceded in death by his father, David Marion Coker; his brother, Andy Coker; and his father-in-law, Anthony “Tony” Gottsponer.
Shane was a loving husband, father and uncle. He was a master of his craft in his field of work.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, 216 Alabama Ave., Bogalusa, LA 70427. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1121 North Columbia St., Bogalusa, LA 70427.
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Fergust Charles Ledet, III, age 74, of Diamondhead, MS, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
Born in Bogalusa, he earned degrees in music and education from Pearl River Junior College and Southeastern. He was a teacher and band director at Delta Heritage Academy in Buras where he developed the music program. He also started his own dance band where he played trumpet.
He later worked in restaurant food sales, which brought him to Slidell, where he resided most of his life, before also working in the casino and technology businesses.

Sheila Griffiths Moore, age 81, of Lacombe, LA, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
A native of Shifnal, England, she was a French teacher in England before coming to the U.S. in 1966, residing in North Tonawanda, NY.
She was involved in square dancing with the Tammany Twirlers and in the Cross Gates tennis leagues.

Catherine Fritchie Franklin, age 89, of Slidell, LA, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2022.
Born in New Orleans, she was a graduate of Slidell High and Newcomb College in New Orleans. She later lived in West Virginia, Washington and NW Wales in the United Kingdom.
She was a faithful Christian and full-time homemaker who enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening and traveling, as well as displaying talent with drawing, painting, sewing and ceramics.

Wygelia A. Daigle, age 65, of Slidell, LA, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022.
She was a native of New Orleans.

Gerald “Jerry” Joseph Bordelon, age 76, of Pearl River, LA, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2022 after a hard fought battle with cancer.
Born in New Orleans, he was a die-hard Saints fan and had a special love for animals, especially dogs. He also enjoyed gardening in his spare time.

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Leonard “Ralph” Thornton, Jr., age 83, of Slidell, LA, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2022.
A native of Washington, D.C., he served in the U.S. marine Corps for 23 years before retiring and earned numerous honors, including two Purple Hearts, the Vietnam Service Medal and Combat Air Crew Wings.
After the service he worked in many areas, including as a certified mechanic, electrician and plumber.
One of his biggest passions was firearms, which led him to become a skilled marksman and avid gun collector.

Donna S. Miller, age 82, of Slidell, LA, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
A native of West Frankfort, IL, she retired after many years in management and was active in her community as a member of the CCC, CASA, NAMI and Friends of the Library.
She was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Slidell.

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