Arthur ‘Axel’ Anthony Istre

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Arthur ‘Axel’ Anthony Istre

Funeral services for Arthur Anthony Istre, 57, of Roanoke were held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, with Pastor Clifton LeJeune officiating.

A gathering of family and friends was held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, from 1-9 p.m. and resumed Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, from 9 a.m. until the time of his funeral service at 1 p.m.

Burial followed in Istre Cemetery.

Arthur “Axel” Anthony was born in Lake Charles on Nov. 22, 1963, to Nelson Istre, Sr., and Wilda Catherine Leger. He was called from this earthly life on Sept. 7, 2021.

Arthur worked as an industrial maintenance mechanic. He was a very outgoing, hardworking, generous man who never met a stranger. Arthur had a great love for motorcycles and Corvettes and loved working on cars.

Above all, he loved his family, spending time with all of them making great memories and having a good time. Arthur was a kind and loving man who was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Arthur is survived by his three sons, Chance Istre of Jennings, Chase Anthony Istre of Lake Arthur and Christian Istre of Roanoke; his four daughters, Chastity Istre Enriquez (Hector) of Gauthier, Miss., Charming Istre of Lake Arthur, Mallory Abshire of Crowley and Cherish Istre of Roanoke; his brothers, Earl James Istre of Jennings and Curtis St. Mary of LeBlue Settlement; his three sisters, Coma Anne Manuel of Ragley, Joanne Istre of Jennings and Missy Istre Robinson of Moss Bluff; and his grandchildren, Tyler Istre, Ajainei Istre, Aden Istre, Aryan Enriquez, Ava Enriquez, Charmunique Wilkins, Dominique Wilkins, Jazmine Authement, Zoey LeBlanc, Braden Authement and Brantley Boutilier.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, Nelson Joseph Istre, Sr., and Wilda Catherine Leger Istre; his brothers, Elmo Michael Istre and Nelson Joseph Istre, Jr.; his sister, Sheryl Ann Istre; and his son, David Shawn Authement.

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