2017-02-09 / Obituaries

Lois Faye Duquette

Lois Faye Duquette, 79, of Houghton Lake, formerly of Saginaw, died Feb. 12, 2017, at home surrounded by her family. 

Visitation is planned Tuesday, Feb. 14, at St. James Catholic Church, Houghton Lake, from 3 to 8 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Visitation is also planned Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. until an 11 a.m. funeral Mass. The Rev. Bernard Tyler will officiate. 

She was born July 22, 1937, in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, to the late Raynold Clare and Thelma Winifred (Randall) Marr. She married Ronald A. Duquette Aug. 12, 1980, in Saginaw. They moved to Houghton Lake in 2005.

Mrs. Duquette was a licensed practical nurse. She retired in 1997 after 10 years as an instructor of medical technicians at Ross Medical in Saginaw. Previously she had worked at St. Francis Nursing Home in Saginaw for three years, for Dr. Arnold Rotterman in Breckenridge for 15 years and as a floor nurse at Gratiot Community Hospital in Alma for 10 years.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, where she sang with the choir and had been past president of the Catholic Women's Conference (CWC). She was a past member, choir member and cantor at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Saginaw. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, the Red Wings, Tigers and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Duquette is survived by her husband, Ron; seven children, Jerry MacLaren of Houston, TX, Randy MacLaren of Elwell, Scott MacLaren of Merrill, Art (Lili) Duquette of Kenilworth, IL, Maria (Brian) Behnke of Brighton, Rhonda Duquette of Grosse Pointe Woods and Jill (Mark) Wetterquist of Elmhurst, IL; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Rodney (Kathy) Marr of Merrill; and a sister, Jane Raiger of Brighton.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38100-9908.  Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon, handled the arrangements. 

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