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OBITUARY

Daniel Edward Didelot

June 7, 1947May 7, 2020

Daniel Edward "Danny" Didelot, 72, of Grand Lake, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in a local hospital.

Dan was born on June 7, 1947, in Gary, IN. He grew up in Lake Charles, La, and graduated from Landry Memorial High School in 1965 and was member of the State Championship football team.

After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he was stationed in Vietnam for 18 months. While in the Marines, he earned two Bronze Stars for Valor, the Navy Cross, and three Purple Hearts. He was in CAP Unit 255. After serving in Vietnam, he finished his military career in Washington D.C. at 8th and I. Dan was honorably discharged as a Sergeant E5.

He then graduated McNeese State University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education in 1974. While at McNeese he was a member of the fraternity TKE.

He worked on five of seven continents during his career as a mud engineer and loved learning the languages of the countries he visited.

Dan was an Eagle Scout, became a member of the Order of the Arrow, and later became Scout Master of Troop 210 in Cameron, La, for several years. He was active in the veteran community in Southwest, La, as a member of VFW Post 2130, the Mayor's Armed Forces Commission, the U. S. Marine Corps League Detachment 535, and the Vietnam Veterans of America. He also volunteered for the VA Clinic in Lake Charles, La, visited local high schools history classes, and participated in area Veterans' Day programs.

In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. More recently he enjoyed attending every reunion of every group that he was a member of nationwide. He loved keeping in touch with his family and friends. Most importantly, he absolutely loved spending time with his grand daughter and attending every function of hers that he could. Dan was a member of Sweetlake United Methodist Church.

Those left to cherish his memory are, his wife of almost 49 years Mary (Woodgett) Didelot; one daughter Nicola Johnson (Chad) and one grand daughter Allie Beth Johnson of Lake Charles; one brother Mark Didelot (Susan) of Lake Charles; two sisters Marcia Young of LeBlanc, La. and Trisha Didelot of Birmingham, Al, and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Philip Joseph Didelot and Amy Leatrice Didelot; two brothers Richard Didelot and Louis Didelot; and one sister Phylis Johnson. Due to Covid-19, there will be a private graveside service. The memorial service will be at a later date. The family ask that friends and relatives check the obituary and facebook for the memorial service date.

In lieu of flowers and plants, the family request donations to be made in his name to Sweetlake United Methodist Church.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com for the Didelot family.

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  • Those left to cherish his memory are, his wife of almost 49 years Mary (Woodgett) Didelot; one daughter Nicola Johnson (Chad) and one grand daughter Allie Beth Johnson of Lake Charles; one brother Mark Didelot (Susan) of Lake Charles; two sisters Marcia Young of LeBlanc, La. and Trisha Didelot of Birmingham, Al, and several nieces and nephews.

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PHIL ODOM

May 15, 2020

A SALUTE – TO A FELLOW MARINE AND VIETNAM VET
THANK YOU - FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.
You are one of our heroes.
We will remember you always and miss you dearly.
Take your Warrior's rest for a duty well done.
I wish to extend to members of your family my deepest sympathy on their loss.
May the force of GOD be with them as they walk through this difficult time.
May the loving promises of our LORD and Savior comfort them and give them peace..
As a grateful Veteran and a Vietnam Brother,
I leave my sympathy and hope you accept this as a small token of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one to our Country.

SEMPER FI
U. S. MARINE AND VIETNAM VET
2ND BTN/1ST MARINES
FOX CO. WEAPONS PLT SGT.
1968 - 1970

Charles Richardson

May 15, 2020

As an MSA with the Douglas Fournet VA clinic, I remember the number of times Mr. Didelot would come in either for an appointment or for his volunteer time. I could hear him and other veterans telling war stories or reminiscing about the past. When he would come to the counter and needed help with something; after it was taken care of, he would tell me, "you da man." I would thank him.
Yes, he seemed kind and compassionate for others. I'll miss him coming into the clinic. Semper Fi.

Don LeBlanc

May 14, 2020

I had only met Danny thru the volunteer program at the Lake Charles VA clinic. When he walked in, he was a proud representative of the Marines, I, also a Marine Sgt served in DaNang at the same time as he, tho we had never met. Always plenty to talk about with a fellow Marine, may he rest in peace. Sempre Fi

Vinnie Burdziuk

May 13, 2020

Danny will always be remembered by family, friends and all he served with in the Marines and Vietnam. Rest in Peace and keep a look out for us at Heavens Gate! - Semper Fi -

Jay Carter

May 13, 2020

Mary and Nikki, I was sorry to hear about your husband and Dad. He was a really good man, husband, and father. His obituary was impressive . Our prayers are with you . Dr Jay Carter

Richard Pendarvis

May 12, 2020

Danny was a great young man. I went to school with him at Landry and immediately after at McNeese. I remember when Danny decided to enlist in the marines. He clearly had a lot of courage and cared greatly for the rest of us. May God rest his soul.

Richard Pendarvis

Jean DIDELOT

May 12, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Danny's passing.
I would like to express my sincere condolences to Mary,
and to the family.
He will be missed so much.
May God bless all of you.
God bless US

Jeff Fraser

May 12, 2020

I was fortunate to have served with Danny in the CAP unit S.W. Danang. He was a proud Marine and served his country with honor. Danny was very much loved by all the children of our five villages. These children lived a very harsh and dangerous existence. He was probably the first person who had ever shown them kindness and respect. Danny, you made America proud. Be still in God's hands.
Jeff (Doc) Fraser

Dan Eason

May 11, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. I was actually a friend of his brother, Richard. Danny was a proud veteran and very proud of his time in the Marine Corps. Danny will be missed by all that knew him. Rest In Peace my old friend.

Jackie Schatzle Halliburton

May 11, 2020

I’m sorry for your unexpected loss. I remember Danny from our high school days as a quiet and respectful person. Peace and Mercy.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Daniel Edward "Danny" Didelot, 72, of Grand Lake, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in a local hospital.

Dan was born on Jun 6, 1947, in Gary, IN. He grew up in Lake Charles, La, and graduated from Landry Memorial High School in 1965 and was member of the State Championship football team.

After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he was stationed in Vietnam for 18 months. While in the Marines, he earned two Bronze Stars for Valor, the Navy Cross, and three Purple Hearts. He was in CAP Unit 211. After serving in Vietnam, he finished his military career in Washington D.C. at 8th and I. Dan was honorably discharged as a Sergeant E5.

He then graduated McNeese State University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education in 1974. While at McNeese he was a member of the fraternity TKE.

He worked on five of seven continents during his career as a mud engineer and loved learning the languages of the countries he visited.

Dan was an Eagle Scout, became a member of the Order of the Arrow, and later became Scout Master of Troop 210 in Cameron, La, for several years. He was active in the veteran community in Southwest, La, as a member of VFW Post 2130, the Mayor's Armed Forces Commission, the U. S. Marine Corps League Detachment 535, and the Vietnam Veterans of America. He also volunteered for the VA Clinic in Lake Charles, La, visited local high schools history classes, and participated in area Veterans' Day programs.

In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. More recently he enjoyed attending every reunion of every group that he was a member of nationwide. He loved keeping in touch with his family and friends. Most importantly, he absolutely loved spending time with his grand daughter and attending every function of hers that he could. Dan was a member of Sweetlake United Methodist Church.

Those left to cherish his memory are, his wife of almost 49 years Mary (Woodgett) Didelot; one daughter Nicola Johnson (Chad) and one grand daughter Allie Beth Johnson of Lake Charles; one brother Mark Didelot (Susan) of Lake Charles; two sisters Marcia Young of LeBlanc, La. and Trisha Didelot of Birmingham, Al, and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Philip Joseph Didelot and Amy Leatrice Didelot; two brothers Richard Didelot and Louis Didelot; and one sister Phylis Johnson.

Due to Covid-19, there will be a private graveside service. The memorial service will be at a later date.
The family ask that friends and relatives check the obituary and facebook for the memorial service date.

In lieu of flowers and plants, the family request donations to be made in his name to Sweetlake United Methodist Church.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com for the Didelot family.

Learn more about the Didelot name

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