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Richard Edmund Doubek
Richard Edmund Doubek, 83, of Menominee passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the Luther Home in Marinette.
He was born on Sept. 6, 1929 in Menominee to the late James and Marcella (Rowe) Doubek and graduated from Menominee High School class of 1947. He married the former Joyce Brown on Sept. 16, 1950.
He worked at Menominee Paper for over 47 years, retiring in 1994 and also worked with Servicemaster for several years. He was a member of Resurrection Parish in Menominee, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, the BAMC Hospital Auxiliary, the Mens Club at Resurrection Parish and the St. Vincent De Paul Society and a past member of the Kiwanis.
He and his wife, Marcella, spent winters in Florida and they enjoyed camping, spending time with his family. He was also a handyman that could do most anything, along with being a huge sports fan and listened to all local teams, as well as, the Packers and Brewers.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce of over 62 years; two daughters, Angela (Timothy) Tebby of Marquette and Donna (Mark) Ostrenga of Menominee; five sons, David (Debra) of Menominee, Michael (Carol) of Pensacola, Fla., Patrick (Deb) of Porterfield, Thomas (Barbara) of Rockford, Ill. and Joel (Angela) of Menominee; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grand children; two brothers, Merle Doubek of Mesa, Ariz. and John (Lynda) Doubek of Menominee; and many other family members and friends.
Along with his parents, Richard was preceded in death by two sisters, Avis Fazer and Fern Behnke.
Visitation took place at the Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus stood honor guard with a vigil prayer service held at 6:30 p.m. with Fr. Mark McQuesten presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Resurrection Parish in Menominee for the repose of his soul on Monday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Mark McQuesten presiding. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee.
A memorial fund has been established in his name. Any expressions of sympathy and kindness can be directed to a family member.