Chester Gilbert LaCroix, 67, died peacefully on November 22, 2017, in Destin, Florida. He leaves behind a caring and loving mother, Johanna LaCroix, a twin sister, Veronica (Brennan) Donnelly, brothers William (Raelynn) LaCroix and James (Julie) LaCroix, nephew William (Diana) LaCroix, niece Aimee LaCroix and two grand nephews and three grand nieces. An artist, Chester lived in Okaloosa County for almost 50 years, except for military service during the Vietnam War. He was predeceased by his father, William B. LaCroix and nephew Kevin Donnelly. Chester's gentle humor and sweet nature will be missed by his entire family, including the Fitzgerald side in County Cork, Ireland, and the LaCroix side in Massachusetts and Oklahoma. A Celebration of Life took place on December 5, 2017, at Destin Healthcare Center 195 Mattie M. Kelly Blvd., Destin, FL 32541
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Published in The Crestview News Bulletin on Dec. 9, 2017.