February 11, 1952 – August 16, 2023
Andrew Chretien, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, in Winnfield, Louisiana. Andrew “Wildman” was born on February 11, 1952, in Elton, Louisiana to Loretta Gobert and Harold Leon Chretien, Sr. He graduated from Elton High School and moved to North Louisiana to work on the No. 5 paper machine at Stone Container for many years. He enjoyed riding his Harley and visiting with friends. You could always find Wildman grilling at his home every Saturday or just making a loop.
Andrew is survived by his son, Shane Chretien, of Calhoun, Louisiana and wife, Shelley; daughter, JoAnna Chretien, of Jonesboro, Louisiana and fiancé, Bill Jones; grandchildren, Cassie Chretien, Madilynn Collins, and Hayden Collins; sister, Leona Chretien McConathy and husband, Arlon; niece Ashley McConathy of Ruston, Louisiana; great-nephews, Graham and Grayson Davis; great-niece, Ella Bryan; sister-in-law Josephine Robinson McEntee; niece LaRhonda Chretien; and nephew Larry Chretien, of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Andrew was preceded in death by his parents, Loretta and Harold Chretien; brothers Harold Leon Chretien,Jr., Henry Chretien, and sister, Eva Marie Chretien Kelley.
A graveside service was held on August 19th followed by burial in the Gayla Traina Cemetery in Jonesboro under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home.
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