Eugene "Neni" Louis Schwankhart Jr. of Slidell, LA passed away quietly on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the age of 88.
He was born October 11, 1933, in New Orleans, LA, graduated from Nicholls High School where he excelled in sports, specifically football and baseball. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corp. and was a Korean War Veteran. He held a successful career with Union National Life Insurance Company for 40 years which afforded him numerous trips to exotic destinations with his beautiful wife, Albertine. He was a devout Catholic, fond of horse racing and would often frequent the New Orleans Fair Grounds. He enjoyed living on the water in Venetian Isles, fishing, family gatherings and was a die-hard Saints fan and inaugural season ticket holder for 30 years.
Preceded in death by his wife, Albertine Schwankhart; parents, Kathleen Schlumbrecht and Eugene L. Schwankhart Sr.; sister, Joan Engolia and brother Anthony “A.J.”Schwankhart.
Survived by his sister, Joy Dupre; son and caretaker, Jimi Smith (Theresa) of Pearlington, MS; son, Eugene Schwankhart III (Erica) of Mt. Juliet, TN; two daughters, Tina Truesdale (Ashley) of Lexington, SC; Raquel Margulis (David) of Mandeville, LA; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 12:00 noon with visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lourdes Catholic Church in Slidell, Louisiana.
A private Interment for immediate family will follow on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, Louisiana.
Edmond Fahey Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and friends of Eugene "Neni" Louis Schwankhart, Jr.