A fun-loving dad, tender-hearted husband and live-out-loud friend, Daryl Mark Chopin of Prairieville was welcomed home by his heavenly Father on Sept. 6 at the age of 52. Daryl was a sales engineer for FESTO Corporation. He achieved career success through loyalty, steadfastness and labor of service – virtues he projected through relationships with friends and family as well as his customers. An avid musician with broad and eclectic taste, Daryl also enjoyed creating a tropical paradise in his backyard and was blessed with a natural affinity with animals.

He is preceded in death by his parents, June Marie Cure and Milton Earl Chopin, as well as a brother Shawn Chopin.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years Kimberly Young Chopin and their three children: Nathan Kip, an electrical engineer in Houston, Texas; August Luke, a marketing junior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; and Camille Marie, as senior at Dutchtown High School. He is also survived by three brothers, two sisters-in-law and brother-in-law:  David Chopin of Gainesville, Fla., Lauren and Bruce Chopin of Concord, N.C.; Kevin Chopin of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and Vanessa and William “Beau” Clark II of Baton Rouge, as well as eight nephews and five nieces.

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville followed by interment at Serenity Oaks Memorial Park.

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