Gonzales VFW Auxiliary 3693 members Adeline Guedry, Lillie Frederic, Gertie Savoy and Effie Ronkartz, along with Ronkartz’s son, Johnny, recently visited the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home in Reserve.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars group served doughnuts and hosted a bingo game for about 30 residents.
The 156-bed facility opened on June 4, 2007, and has 148 residents.
Johnny Braud, of St. Amant, is one of several veterans from Ascension Parish who live at the Veterans Home. Braud and Johnny Ronkartz attended East Ascension High School, where they graduated in 1969. Braud was in the Air Force, and Johnny Ronkartz was in the Army.
Johnny Ronkartz is a life member of VFW Post 284 in Colonial Heights, Virginia.