DORA MAE "MAE" LeDUC
DORA MAE "MAE" LeDUC
Dora Mae "Mae" LeDuc, 91 years of age, of Concordia, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Mount Joseph Senior Village in Concordia. She was born on Dec. 1, 1922, northeast of Clyde to Jeremy and Anna (Tremblay) Couture where she was one of four girls.
At the age of two years, her family moved to a farm south of Ames where she lived until her marriage in 1945. Mae graduated from District 27 grade school and Clyde High School. Before her marriage, she taught for six years in rural grade schools in District 23—Miltonvale, District 29—Ames, and District 3—Clyde. Mae received her college accreditation in education and business from Fort Hays Teachers College, University of Nebraska in Lincoln and Cloud County Community College in Concordia. She married Leo LeDuc of Jamestown on Dec. 26, 1945. They lived on a farm south of Concordia until 1952 when they moved to a farm south of Jamestown. Upon retirement in 1973, they moved to Concordia.
Mae is survived by three daughters, Sister Janet LeDuc, C.S.J. of Goodland, Diane Nelson of Concordia, Carol Puckett and husband Jon of Miltonvale; son, Larry LeDuc and wife Pat of Jamestown; granddaughter, Lori LeDuc; brother-in-law, Andre Lanoue of North Liberty, Iowa; sister-in-law, LeVeta LeDuc of Lincoln, Neb.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leo on Dec. 1, 2003; granddaughter, Melissa Puckett; and three sisters, Rozella Cyr, Zelma Goering and Laura Ann Lanoue.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Concordia with the Rev. Brian Lager officiating. Interment will be in the St. Concordia Cemetery in Concordia. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, with an Altar Society Rosary at 5 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church or Sisters of St. Joseph, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia is in charge of arrangements.
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