Delson “Dan” Sylestine
July 4, 1936 – May 21, 2023
Funeral services for Mr. Delson “Dan” Sylestine will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2023, at Indian Bible Church, Elton, with Reverend John Cernek officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peters Cemetery, Elton, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Kinder.
Mr. Sylestine, 86, of Orange, Texas, entered eternal rest on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth Hospital, Beaumont, Texas.
Dan was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and was a God-fearing Christian man. He was a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War. He was a welder and was known to be a jack of all trades. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his vegetables with others. He loved playing the guitar and singing. He was very proud to hold the title of “The Oldest Male Coushatta Tribal Member.” He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by one son, Shelwyn “Chuck” Sylestine; his parents, Edward and Della Sylestine; and one brother, Leroy Sylestine.
Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory include his loving wife of sixty-two years, Janice Battise Sylestine of Orange, Texas; three sons, Terry L. Sylestine of Orange, Texas, Irvin M. Sylestine of Spring, Texas, and Sherman W. Sylestine, and wife Marilyn, of Mauriceville, Texas; two daughters, Sarah Gwen Alford, and husband Patrick, of Orange, Texas, and Ana Maurita Sylestine of Houston, Texas; one brother, Carl Sylestine of Elton; two sisters, Geraldine Reed of Elton, and Susie Bond of Elton; eleven grandchildren, Hannah Caston, Arianna Alford, Christian Alford, Adrial Sylestine, Kiyara Sylestine, Terryne Sylestine, Ashland Sylestine, Orvalane Sylestine, Justine Sylestine, Brice Sylestine, and Austin Bernal; and one great grandchild, Starling Peoples-Sylestine.
A time of visitation will be held at Rush Funeral Home, Kinder, on Thursday, May 25, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A singing service will be at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at Indian Bible Church, Elton, on Friday, May 26, 2023, from 10:00 a.m.ome, until time of service.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are: Christian Alford, Austin Bernal, Terry Sylestine, Devin Sylestine, Jeremy Sylestine, and Jordan Sylestine.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to PAM Health Rehabilitation of Beaumont, Texas, and Focused Care of Orange, Texas.
Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Sylestine family by visiting www.rushfh.com.