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Doreen A. Lesperance
Doreen Ann Lesperance, 61, of Menominee passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, June 20 at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette.
Born on March 11, 1952 in Menominee to the late Leonard Spaude and Doris (Beaudo) Spaude, she graduated from Menominee High School, Class of 1970.
A member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menominee, she worked at Lloyd-Flanders, the Ansul Co. and also worked along side her family at the Lauerman Guest House Inn. She enjoyed gardening and was very crafty. She also enjoyed going to the Menominee Maroon football games with her dad. She was an animal lover and donated her time and talents to the Menominee Animal Shelter. Her greatest joy was her children and she was devoted to helping them in any way she could. She was a warm, caring and funny person who always had the last word.
Surviving are a daughter, Erin Lesperance, a son, Kevin Larson and her mother, Doris Spaude, all of Menominee; a granddaughter, three sisters, Sandi (John) Cecco of Green Bay, Sherry (Steve) Homa of Marinette and Wendy (Neil) Kelly of Menominee; nieces, nephews, many other family members and friends and her feline pets.
Along with her dad, she was preceded in death by a niece, Tiffany.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 24 at 6 p.m. at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menominee. Friends called at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of services at 6 p.m. Rev. Paul Cole officiated.
Because of her love for animals, a memorial fund has been established in her name. Any expressions of sympathy and kindness can be directed to the Menominee Animal Shelter or given to a family member. Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
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