Fern F. Dupey, 83, of 2701 1st Avenue South Escanaba, passed away on Monday, February 9,2004, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Fern was born January 6,1921, in Iron River, Michigan, the son of Artmus and Marian (Juneau) Dupey and was a 1939 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Escanaba. He was married to the former Beverly J. Walker, April 11,1941, and she survives.
He joined the U.S.Navy and served during WW II with the Amphibius Force in the European Theater, Italy, North Africa and the South Pacific.
Fern worked for the Harnischfeger Corp, as a machine operator for 30 years, retiring in 1983.
He enjoyed golf, bowling, horseshoes, watching the fights (Boxing) and the Flintstones on T.V… He was a member of the V.F.W. post #2998 and the K. of C. Council #640.
Fern leaves to survive his wife of 62 years, Beverly. 4 Sons: Dale J. Dupey of McFarland, MI, Alan A Dupey of Oshkosh, WI, Brian E. (Diane) Dupey of Escanaba, MI, Dennis A. (Deborah) Dupey of El Paso, TX; 3 Daughters: Arlene A. (Don) Behlendorf of Wind Lake, WI., Karen M. (Jim) Dombrowski of Escanaba, MI, Carol L. (Martin) Payne of Spring Lake, MI. 3 Sisters: Joyce Dupey of Escanaba MI, June (Elmer) Walker of Mt. Pleasant, MI, Donna Mahoney of Canada. 16 Grandchildren; 6 Great Grandchildren; many Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. The K. of C. Rosary will be receipted at 4:00 PM Thursday. Parish Prayers will be held at 6:00 PM with the Delta County Veterans Council service at 6:40 PM.
The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Fern Dupey, will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at St. Anne Church with Fr. Mike Steber officiating. Burial will be in the Gardens of Rest Mausoleum. A lunch will be served in the church hall following the service.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all
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Joyce informed me of Fern’s passing. My sympathy to the Dupey Family.
Fern was my first cousin… although your family does not know me (because of separation of time and location) I still want you to know that I appreciate Fern’s passing and the fine long life and large family he had.
My mother was Una Dupey Larson, (Artimus Dupey’s sister) Uncle Arttie and Aunt Marion were my Godparents. Una Married Marty Larson in 1939 and lived in Port Washington, WI until her death.
I have fond memories of visiting in Escanaba. Mother passed away a few years ago at age 93.
Carol Ann Lemke
Port Wasington, WI
My condolences to the entire family. I have many fond memories of “Dupey” in the Orange Grove park in Texas. He was a very special man and a dedicated husband and father. The last time I saw him (Thanksgiving 2002), he watched Bev admiringly and told me, “there hasn’t been a day that I haven’t loved her”. He always talked about his kids and told me time and time again, “We’ve really got great kids, really.” I know how much he loved all of his family, and I know you all must miss him terribly. My prayers are with all of you.
Jenny and Arturo Martinez