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Dorces Merle LaMere

August 14, 2012
The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE, Mich. - Dorces Merle LaMere, 90, of 777 Pioneer Road, Marquette, entered eternal life Saturday afternoon, August 11, 2012, in the loving, comforting care of her family and the caregivers of UP Home Health and Hospice.

Born April 17, 1922, in Marquette, a daughter of Edward and Florence (Perry) Smith, Dorces was a lifelong Marquette resident. On April 22, 1939, she married Edward C. LaMere and together the couple established their home and raised their large family in Marquette. Eventually, the family included eleven children, to which Dorces and Ed were very devoted.

Dorces enjoyed her role as wife and mother and her hobbies often ended up being interests that were part of raising a large family; knitting and cooking, but also including leisurely pursuits such as bowling, participating in bingo, and visiting the casino. All this she took in stride, even when her children were bringing home their friends for a good home cooked meal.

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Dorces Merle LaMere

Dorces is survived by five daughters, Gloria Haglund and Susan (David) Jarrett both of Skandia, Sharon (Skip VanBuren) Rosin of Beaver Grove, Mae (Dennis) Runyan of Oshkosh, WI, and Cherie Connors of Marquette; three sons, Edward J. (Cynthia) LaMere of Beaver Grove, Kenneth (Kathy) LaMere of Princeton, TX, and Clayton (Wanda) LaMere of Marquette; numerous grand, great-grand, and great great-grandchildren; a sister, Carabelle Eisinger of Bad Axe; many nieces and nephews; close family friend, George Ingison of Marquette; and her canine pal, Tanner. In addition to her parents, Dorces was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. LaMere; daughters, Marlene and Patty Jo LaMere; a son, Michael LaMere; grandson, Eddie LaMere; sons-in-law, Wayne Rosin and David Haglund; a sister, Betty Hancock; brother, Robert Smith; and brothers-in-law, Wilbert Eisinger and Charlie Hancock.

Graveside inurnment services will be held at the Park Cemetery on Friday, August 17 at 1:00 p.m.

The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family.

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