Louis “Sonny” Lauga Jr., age 81, died on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ernel Lehrmann Lauga. Father of Victoria “Vikki” Lauga Wolfe (Randy), Louis Lauga III (Susan) and the late Nolan Lauga. Son of the late Florence Charpio and Louis Lauga, Sr. Brother of Ray Lauga, Glenn Lauga and Julius Hutter. Grandfather of Evan Wolfe (Maggie), Raleigh Wolfe (Colleen), Nikki Gebhard (Sean), Bradley Lauga (Aurora), Olivia Lauga, and Brandon Lacour (Kaitlyn). Great grandfather of William, Patrick, Colin, Caylee, Bradley Jr., Brandon Jr., and Blake.
Sonny graduated from Chalmette High School lettering in 4 sports. He served in the Air Force as a military policeman. He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum.
He was a longtime coach at Versailles Park, coaching all sports for decades. He loved fishing, golfing, woodworking, and gardening. He was a volunteer at City Park Botanical Gardens for years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Friday, September 11 2020, starting at 11:00 AM, followed by a Mass in the Chapel at 1:00 PM. Private burial to follow in Greenwood Mausoleum, New Orleans at a later date. Due to COVID 19 regulations, please follow the current restrictions and everyone attending is required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing.