Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Lettie Evelyn (Fisher) Dueppen - Class of 1933

CEDARBURG - Lettie Evelyn Dueppen, age 92, of Madison, passed away on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Harrison Home, a Family Tree Residential Facility in Cedarburg. She was born in a log cabin on July 12, 1915, in Lynn, Mo., to Roger and Iva Mae Fisher. Her family moved to Madison when she was a young child. She grew up on Madison's south side, and attended Longfellow School. After graduation from Central High School in 1933, she worked at Madison General Hospital. She married James W. Dueppen at St. James Catholic Church on June 20, 1936. They were married for more than 59 years, until Jim passed away in January 1996. In their dating days, and early years of marriage, Lettie and Jim loved dancing, boating, and fishing. When Lettie's youngest started school, she worked part-time in the neighborhood at the Ice Cream Shoppe and Mack's Grocery Store. Thereafter, she worked for the state of Wisconsin Department of Revenue for more than 25 years. After her retirement, she and Jim enjoyed "wintering" in Florida in the Largo/St. Petersburg area. She was a long time member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish. Her passion was helping others and caring for others. She will be remembered for the years she was involved in her mothers' care, and visits to the sick or "homebound," and her homemade sweet rolls and meals delivered to others. Her dinner table was always ready to receive guests. Lettie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Lillian Armstrong; and her brother, Chester Louis Fisher. She is survived by sons, James R. (Marilyn) of Largo, Fla. and Thomas L. (Joyce) of Menomonee Falls; a daughter, Betty-Jo (Jack) Dahlman of Cedarburg; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a sister-in-law, Bernice Myers; brothers-in-law, Daniel (Joan) Dueppen and Kenneth (Mary Ann) Dueppen; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH on Thursday, March 6, 2008. Lettie's grandson, Father David Dueppen will celebrate the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. A luncheon will immediately follow the Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery.
Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 5, 2008

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