Hugh E. Chester

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Aug. 15, 1909-Dec. 25, 2006

Hugh E. Chester, 97, Greencastle, died Monday at Mill Pond Health Campus.

Born in Minnesota, he was the son of Ernest and Marion (Robbie) Chester.

He had been a steamfitter/pipefitter for Local 455 in St. Paul, Minn., for 30 years. He was a U.S. Navy reserve veteran of World War II.

Surviving are three daughters, Susie Booe, Greencastle, and Cindi Koneczny and Patti Coverston, both of Minnesota; four sons, Lloyd Brandt, Arizona, Wayne Brandt, Mike Chester and Ken Chester, all of Minnesota; sister Lyla Gray, Georgia; and 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers Lawrence, Kenneth, Robert and Elmer Chester, and sisters Bernice and Ruth.

Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Rev. Michael Goss officiating.

Visitation is 4-7:30 p.m. Friday.