2017-02-16 / Obituaries

Lois Faye Duquette

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

A funeral Mass was held Feb. 15 at St. James Catholic Church, Houghton Lake, with the Rev. Bernard Tyler offi­ciating.

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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