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Mae M. Racine (McDowell-Van Rossum)

August 2, 1917 August 18, 2013
Mae M. Racine (McDowell-Van Rossum)
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Obituary for Mae M. Racine (McDowell-Van Rossum)

Mae M. Racine (McDowell-Van Rossum) Mae M. (La Chapelle) Racine, Oconto, 96, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Woodland Village in Oconto. She was born August 2, 1917 in Ontanogan, MI to the late Eldric and Gertrude (Hamilton) La Chapelle. She married John A. Van Rossum in 1936 who preceded her in death in 1966. She married Roland “Red” McDowell in 1968 who preceded her in death in 1983. She married Russell F. Racine in 1987 who preceded her in death in 1994. Mae worked for many years as a sales clerk and seamstress for Aronson’s Men and Boys Wear in Oconto. She taught Sunday School at the First American Lutheran Church and was an election day poll worker for the city of Oconto. Mae is survived by one son, Ted (Donna) Van Rossum, Suamico; two step-sons, John (Phyllis) McDowell, Athalstane; Bob (Dorothy) McDowell, Gillett; five grandchildren, Cheryl (Ed) Richter, Oconto; Dawn (Dan) VanHulle, Oconto; Todd (Sally Schmunk) Sucharda, Oshkosh; Kelly (Lee) Kuehl, South Chase; Jenny (Brett) Wesoloski, Oconto; seven great grandchildren, Matthew (special friend , Lara Domke) Richter, Jeremy VanHulle, Jamie (Nicole) VanHulle, Christopher (Liz) Sucharda, Michael Sucharda, Grace and Jake McDowell; two great great grandchildren, Carol and Hana VanHulle and several nieces and nephews. Mae was preceded in death by a sister, Leah (Karl) Kinsch, an infant brother Eugene La Chapelle, a daughter, Carol (Van Rossum) Sucharda, and a son-in-law Rodney F. Sucharda. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Oconto Gospel Chapel, Oconto, from 9:30 to 11 AM Thursday, August 22, 2013. A memorial service will be conducted 11AM Thursday at the church with the Rev. Peter Dorn officiating. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net. The family would like to extend its sincere appreciation for the care and compassion given by the staff at the Woodland Village of Oconto and Heartland Hospice, DePere. A special thank you to Dr. Pete and Kathy of the Peterson Chiropractic Family Wellness Center in Oconto. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Oconto Gospel Chapel.

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Visitation

Thursday

22

Aug

9:30 AM 8/22/2013 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/22/2013 11:00:00 AM
Oconto Gospel Chapel

251 Michigan Ave.
Oconto, WI 54153

Oconto Gospel Chapel
251 Michigan Ave. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Thursday

22

Aug

11:00 AM 8/22/2013 11:00:00 AM
Oconto Gospel Chapel

251 Michigan Ave.
Oconto, WI 54153

Oconto Gospel Chapel
251 Michigan Ave. Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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