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Old 11-21-2012, 15:52
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GySgt Walter J. Celestin USMC (ret), 63, St Cloud, MN/St James, LA

Gunnery Sergeant Walter J. Celestin passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in St. Cloud, Minnesota at the age of 63. A native of St. James, LA. Walter was a member of the United States Marine Corps, Serving 23 years of active duty and 7 years as a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Visiting at St. James Catholic Church, 6613 Hwy. 18, St. James on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 9:00A.M. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00A.M., Rev. Christopher J. Decker, celebrant. Interment in Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary with military honors. He is survived by his wife, Mary Celestin; three sons and a daughter in law, Tevis and Synica Celestin, Reginald Celestin and Quintin Celestin; four grandchildren, LaQuan, Janie, Syneeka and Quintin, Jr.; his siblings and their spouses, Brettaiene, Andrew and Joyce, Michael and Trina, Teresa and Redell, Miquelle, Colleen and Kevin, Gretchen and David, Faith and Floyd and a brother-in-law Eddie Schonberg, Jr., aunts, uncles and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Walter was preceded in death by his father and mother, Willie and Edna Celestin, a sister Shavonne C. Schonberg, brother-in-law, Stanley Meno, great niece, Kensey Olivia Joseph, other relatives and many marines that have gone before him. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Demby & Son Funeral Home. Please sign guestbook at


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