Dalton Joseph Esneault, 84, of Covington, Louisiana, passed away surrounded by his family on October 6, 2021. Dalton was born on May 13, 1937 in Donaldsonville, Louisiana to Mae Landry Esneault and Cecilian H. Esneault. After graduating from Ascension Catholic High School (formerly Catholic High School) in Donaldsonville, he went on to proudly serve as a U.S. Air Force sergeant and military police. He was a Master of the 32nd Degree Freemason of Ascension Lodge No. 251, F. & A.M. and a member of Acacia Shriners of Baton Rouge. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Grace Schumaker Esneault, his daughter Yvette O'Krepki, son in law Richard (Rick), his son Dalton Jr. (Joey), daughter in law Nicole, his grandchildren Sara Grace O'Krepki, Ryan Richard O'Krepki, Abby Michelle Esneault and Ashley Jeanne Esneault. He Is also survived by his sister, Bertha (Totsie) Meyer of Pasadena, Texas. He is predeceased by his parents and grandson Andrew Joseph O'Krepki. Dalton enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing and shared those great loves with his children and grandchildren. His family and friends will miss his good heart and quick wit. He was a lifelong resident of Donaldsonville, but he and Grace moved to Covington in 2009 after his retirement from C.F. Industries to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Until recently, he never missed a grandparent's day, dance recital or sporting event for his grandchildren. Services will be held on Tuesday, October 12 at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Donaldsonville. Visitation 9:30am -11:00am, followed by a funeral mass. Burial will be in Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Donaldsonville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children
, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or online at lovetotherescue.org
. in Dalton's memory. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Forest Manor Nursing and Rehab Center, and St. Catherine Hospice for their compassionate care.
Published by The Advocate from Oct. 8 to Oct. 12, 2021.