2013-01-31 / Obituaries

Donald F. Duquette

Donald F. Duquette, 88, of Holland, Mich., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at his home.

He was born in Manistique, Mich., and was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II. He retired from BASF after 25 years of employment. Donald was a charter member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish. He was a member of VFW Post 4420 in Manistique. Donald loved being outdoors either sailing or fishing. He loved wood carving, painting, and making rugs on his loom. He was a great family man and loved his wife, children, granddaughters, and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Martha (Rice) Duquette of Holland; his children, Donald N. (Kathy) Duquette of Ann Arbor, Mich., Martha (Rich) Mark of Allegan, Mich., and Debbie (Wayne) Laarman of Holland; three granddaughters; eight greatgrandchildren; sister, Betty Lasich of Manistique; brothers, Jim (Sharon) Duquette of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and John (Jo Ann) Duquette of Ludington, Mich.; sisters-inlaw,

Bibi Duquette of Manistique, Carol Duquette of

Montana, Jackie (Howard)

Davis of South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Marie Duquette in 1958; and three great-grandsons, Zachary, Isaac, and Jacob Den Bleyker

Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 480 N 152nd Ave. in Holland

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes, 295 Douglas Ave. in Holland and also on Saturday from 10- 11 a.m. prior to the funeral mass at the church.

Interment will take place at a later date in Fairview Cemetery in Manistique. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association or Hospice of Holland.

Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements. To sign an online registry or leave a memory, please visit www.dykstrafuneralhome.com.

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