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George T. DUPRÉ

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Age 87, most recently of Stockholm,WI Passed away Monday, April 22, 2013. Married 20 years to his beloved wife, Dolores, who passed away in 1972, he is survived by a family that loved him dearly: daughter Valerie and her husband Mike, their children, Mackenzie, Calvin, Shannon and Quinn; son Steven and his wife Cheryl, their children Emilee, Ashlee and Grant and his wife, Jill; son Mark; and brother Richard and his wife Ramona. Preceded in death by his father, Valentine, his mother, Annette, and his brother, Lee. He proudly served in the First Infantry Division in World War II, was awarded the Purple Heart and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He met Dolores at the University of Illinois, where George received a degree in Industrial Engineering. He was a successful inventor and businessman, who founded two companies in Illinois. George retired to a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River where he was elected to the Pepin Board of Supervisors. He served for 9 years. He loved life, his family, and his dog, Shadow, who nearly broke his heart when he passed. His favorite activities included woodworking, tinkering, reading, boating, golfing, the Ocean Reef Club and listening to jazz music. As a lifelong student of industrial design he was creative and had a penchant for clean lines and modern architecture. In later years, he loved the solitude he found on his bluff watching eagles, the many birds and other critters that frequented his back porch, and the River, itself, with all its twists, turns and eddies. He will be especially remembered for his infectious laughter and his warm heart. George's family, which is spread out across the United States, will carry his legacy forward, even though he will be sorely missed. His family will hold a celebration of his life at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Ave., St. Paul, on Saturday, April 27th from Noon to 2pm, with a sharing of memories from 1:30 to 2pm. 651-228-1006


Published in Pioneer Press from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2013
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