Olin Dea Chester

November 10, 1936January 16, 2021

Olin Dea Chester, 84, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021.

Olin was born in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana on November 10, 1936 to his parents, James J. and Willie Lou Chester. He served in the Marine Corps from 1958-1964 as a Radio & Telegraph Operator. He moved his family to Vinton, Louisiana in 1969. He worked at Firestone in Orange as an operator and retired in 1999. He was a member of the American Legion and the USO. He was a faithful member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years. He was very active in his church and worked every Cajun Festival they had. He loved hanging out with his family, especially at holiday gatherings. He loved camping with his wife in State Parks all over the country. He enjoyed dancing with his wife at the VFW with all his friends.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 61 years, Ruth LeJeune Chester; his sisters, Virginia Carter & Margie Kinsley; his children, Rene Broussard (Lloyd) of Vinton, Diana Dietz (Raymond) of Dequincy, Gary Chester (Darilyn) of Carlyss & Keith Chester (Matilda) of Vinton; his grandchildren, Shane & Chad Broussard, Lacie Petitto, Nicholas, Patrick & Zachary Dietz, Hilliary, Allen & Macy Chester, Kent, Christopher, Scott & Makayla Chester; and his 9 great grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; brothers, JW Chester, Lavern Chester & Virgil Chester; and his grandson Jacob Louis Dietz.

Visitation will be from 4-9 PM, Wednesday, January 20, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home with a Rosary being recited at 6 PM. Visitation will resume Thursday, January 21 from 8:30 AM until 10:15 AM in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 21 at 11 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Carlos Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in Mimosa Pines South under the direction of Hixson Vinton Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Ruth LeJeune Chester, Loving Wife
  • Rene Broussard (Lloyd), Daughter
  • Diana Dietz (Raymond), Daughter
  • Gary Chester (Son), Darilyn
  • Keith Chester (Matilda), Son
  • Virginia Carter, Sister
  • Margie Kinsley, Sister
  • Shane Broussard, Grandson
  • Chad Broussard, Grandson
  • Lacie Petitto, Granddaughter
  • Nicholas Dietz, Grandson
  • Patrick Dietz, Grandson
  • Zach Dietz, Grandson
  • Hillary Chester, Granddaughter
  • Allen Chester, Grandson
  • Macy Chester, Granddaughter
  • Kent Chester, Grandson
  • Christopher Chester, Grandson
  • Scott Chester, Grandson
  • MaKayla Chester, Granddaughter
  • James & Willie Lou Chester, Parents (deceased)
  • Jacob Dietz, Grandson (deceased)
  • JW Chester, Brother (deceased)
  • Lavern Chester, Brother (deceased)
  • Virgil Chester, Brother (deceased)
  • Mr. Chester also leave behind 9 great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

  • Visitation Resumes

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, January 21, 2021


Olin Dea Chester

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Jeff Duhon

January 21, 2021

To the Chester family - My heart is saddened to hear about the loss of Mr. Chester. There are so many fond memories of growing up in the household and we were always treated as part of the family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. My condolences to all of the family. May God bless and keep you all.

I love you all -

Jeff Duhon

Joan Parker

January 19, 2021

I remember he always had a wonderful smile. He was a fine dancer and a great man all around. You will be dearly missed Mr Chester and you will live on in the hearts of all those blessed to know you!