Chester Mark Viator

March 30, 1951June 30, 2021

TOLEDO BEND- Chester Mark Viator, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at his residence of a heart attack.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Chester was born on March 30th, 1951 at Dauterive Hospital in New Iberia, Louisiana to Louis and Vivian Viator (Bodin). He graduated from New Iberia Senior High in 1969 and studied mechanical drawing at a local vocational school thereafter. During his younger years, Chester was an exceptional baseball player, competed in track and field, and used his remarkable gift for music to sing and play the drums in a well-known local band.

He appreciated the simple things in life and had great respect for others. His down-to-earth nature ensured that wherever he went he was sure to make friends fast. When he wasn’t working in lawn maintenance, he enjoyed a game of cards or pool, watching golf on TV, and especially fishing. Chester's final years were spent exactly where he wanted to be; under the shade of a large tree with a cold drink in one hand and a fishing pole in the other.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, only daughter, Cheyenne Buelterman-Fernandez (Oscar); sister, Lorraine Munnerlyn (Viator); sister-in-law Keren Viator; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, George Michael Viator.

Any condolences, memories, or photos can be shared by mail with Chester’s only daughter Cheyenne at 1414 Jennings St. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507.


  • Cheyenne Buelterman-Fernandez (Oscar), Daughter
  • Lorraine Munnerlyn, Sister
  • Keren Viator, Sister-in-law
  • Louis Viator, Father (deceased)
  • Vivian Bodin Viator, Mother (deceased)
  • George Michael Viator, Brother (deceased)


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Chester Mark Viator

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Richard Breaux

July 8, 2021

Rest Chester. I was in a band with Chester. Darc Syde. Had a good talent on singing and drums. Fishing suited you. Peace brother.

Andre LaBauve

July 8, 2021

Dear Lorraine & Family,
Sorry to hear of Chester's passing. Have great memories of growing up next door to you all. May he rest in peace.

Kitty Courts

July 7, 2021

Keren and the Viator Family, My deepest sympathy and condolences and the Viator family, May all the wonderful Memories.always comfort all of you always, Remembering you and the Viator family in my.thoughts and prayers

Awannah Buelterman

July 6, 2021

You lived your ideal life. You had wonderful friends, and a daughter who loves you. Keep fishing in Heaven.

Claudia Torry

July 3, 2021

He was my husband and best friend in years past. He had lost his physical drumming when we met after a band wreck on their way home from a job. In fact, my first cousin, Rex Bulliard, was in that wreck.🙏 Anyway, RIP Chet!! You never got over it and now ya'll are back together!!