Michael Jules Ardoin, 83, a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 27, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was a native of Chataignier, Louisiana. Michael was a graduate of Ville Platte High School and Louisiana State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He proudly served his country in the US Army after college. Through Michael’s career in the insurance industry, he co-founded Sunbelt Special Risks, Inc until his retirement in 2002.

Michael always opened his home to family and friends for special occasions. He especially enjoyed spending time with and spoiling his many nieces and nephews. He was an amazing cook; everyone loved his recipes from his Cajun background. He loved speaking Cajun French and celebrating his heritage. Most of all he loved LSU.

Michael is survived by his lifetime partner Bryan D. Wille; his sister Lorraine Ardoin Boudreaux; and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Josien Ardoin and Edna Rozas Ardoin; sister Dr. Rosalie Ardoin; and brother Richard M. Ardoin.

A memorial service will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Baton Rouge on Friday, September 9, 2022. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., with the rosary at 10:30 a.m. A mass will be held at 11 a.m. Family and friends are also invited to a reception following the service.

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