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Rita O. DuPuis

May 29, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

LAKE LINDEN - Rita O. DuPuis, 83, former resident of Lake Linden, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Regency Care Center in Norwalk, Iowa.

She was born Dec. 17, 1928, in Chicago, Ill., a daughter of Frank and Emily Zeffield.

After attending Wells High School, she married Raymond V. DesJardin and moved to Hubbell where they raised their seven children.

Rita was an active member in her community, teaching catechism, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Eleanor Weiner; her first husband, Raymond DesJardin; her second husband, Alvin DuPuis; two sons, Joey and Danny DesJardin.

She is survived by her children, Donna Borovicka-DesJardin of Lake Linden, Dianne Kopp of Urbandale, Iowa, George DesJardin of New Hampshire, Cindy Slingerland of Port Richey, Fla., Francis DesJardin of Hancock; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden with Fr. Francis Dobrzenski to officiate. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden where she will be laid to rest in the DuPuis family plot.

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