Eugene Duranceau, 79, Bowler, died on Thursday, January 26, 2012 under the care of his family and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, Wausau at his home.
He was born on October 25, 1932 in Brokaw, WI, the son of the late Frank and Myrtle (See) Duranceau. Eugene was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War in the 1st Cavalry.
On October 15, 1960, Eugene was united in marriage to Charlene Fordham in Waukesha. She survives.
Eugene was employed as a Lumber Yard Foreman for Home Supply in Waukesha for 38 years until his retirement. He enjoyed cutting wood, hunting, fishing and driving his tractor. Eugene especially enjoyed the time spent with his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Charlene, survivors include four children, David (Laurie) Duranceau, Waukesha, Daniel (Jill) Duranceau, Stevens Point, Debra (Steve) Fleischmann, Eagle and Peggy (Joon) Park, Columbus, OH; 10 grandchildren, Jonathan Park, Hannah Burton, Sarah Park, Danielle Duranceau, Andrew Fleischmann, Christopher Fleischmann, Caitlin Duranceau, Megan Fleischmann, Austin Duranceau, and Cody Duranceau; one sister Belva (Edwin) Marshman, Watertown and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence and two sisters, Ione Dixon and Lois Schmidt.
The Funeral service will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at the Church of the Nazarene, Mattoon. Rev. Mark Quinn will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4pm to 8pm at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg and again on Tuesday from 10am until the time of service at the church. Interment will be on Wednesday in Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha with visitation held in the cemetery chapel from 11:00 am until 1:00pm. A graveside committal service will follow being officiated by Rev. Gary Dixon along with military rites. The family guestbook and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Nazarene Compassionate Ministry, Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services or directly to the family.