Phyllis Mae Duchaine, age 88, of Escanaba passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.
Phyllis was born May 20, 1925 in Escanaba, the daughter of Alfred and Jennie (Way) Casey. She was raised in Escanaba and was a longtime member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. She was united in marriage to Thomas J. Duchaine on September 28, 1946 in Escanaba. Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her family and watching her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching Green Bay Packer games with her husband and other sporting events and was an avid reader.
Phyllis is survived by two sons, Thomas K. (Deborah) Duchaine of Escanaba, MI and Gerald (Linda) Duchaine of Green Bay, WI; two daughters, Cheryl (Thomas) Bast of DePere, WI and Julie Duchaine of Milwaukee, WI; eight grandchildren, Thomas (Nadine) Duchaine, Rachel Duchaine, Angela (Kevin) Cerkas, Megan (Joshua) Gouin, Meredith Duchaine, Jodi (Eric) Little, Melissa (Brett) Francois and Michael Bast; eleven great grandchildren, Gabrielle, Claudia, Trent, Spencer, Landon, Noah, Jonah, Charlotte, Benjamin, Eli and Jack; brother-in-law, Melton Demerse and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Duchaine, her parents, two sisters, Betty (James) Balenger and Josephine Demerse.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Phyllis will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.
The Duchaine family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.
John and Sue Pilon - Escanaba, MI
John and I rented from your parents for quite a few years. We could not have asked for 2 better people to rent from. They were the nicest couple…May God bless all of you during this time. Prayers and love sent your way..
Mary Depuydt - Wells, Mi
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with. Love, Mary
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our Creator, Jehovah, will soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! Revelation 21:3,4 May this promise be of comfort as you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead knowing that Jehovah is by your side. Philippians 4:13
Perry and Chris Erickson - Sheboygan, WI
Perry and I send our prayers and thoughts during this time and for the days ahead. We are so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful and caring woman.
Hello Cheryl,We haven’t seen each other in many, many years but wanted you to know how deeply sorry I am for the loss of your mother, Phyllis. I remember her being very pretty, neat as a pin & having a great sense of humor. She seemed to love to laugh. Oh, my gosh, I believe I was 10-12 yrs. old when I last saw her.
I pray you are blessed with peace at this most difficult time. Billie (Erickson) Krantz
Karen and Ken Tryan - Escanaba, MI
We are so sorry to hear the loss of you mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
shirley johnson - Vulcan, Mi
I am very sorry for your loss. I am the hairdresser at Pinecrest who did her hair while she was a resident there. I am going to miss her.
Judy O’Connell Warner - Escanaba , 0
Sorry for your loss. She was a very cool person. Prayers for you and your families during this sad time.