Marie E. Denu, 88, Dubois

Marie E. Denu, 88, of Dubois, passed away at 9:14 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Brookside Village in Jasper. 

Marie E. Denu

Marie was born in Jasper on March 28, 1931, to Albert and Apollonia (Schmitt) Giesler. She married Anthony H. Denu Jr. on May 8, 1951 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2017. 

She was a member of the Jasper High School class of 1949. Marie was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church – St. Raphael Campus in Dubois, where she was a past president and treasurer of the Ladies Sodality, a member of the choir, a former parish council member and served on the bereavement committee. She was known for the delicious dressing served at all the church social dinners. Marie was very active in the Democratic Party and local government. She was a charter member of the Democrat Women’s Club and served as the vice-president of the Democrat’s Central Committee. She was also the Dubois County Democrat chairman and worked in the County Auditor’s and Treasurer’s office. In line with this belief, she drove many young teenagers to the Indiana Statehouse to serve as Pages in the Indiana General Assembly. She enjoyed sewing and accomplished her goal of making quilts all her family members. She always found ways to help people in need.  She was also an avid supporter of Northeast Dubois Athletics and enjoyed watching Purdue basketball and the Cincinnati Reds. She loved attending all her grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. 

She is survived by five children, Charlotte Seger (Keith) of Evansville, Duane Denu (Rosemarie) of Dubois, Janet Abbey (Jon) of Evansville, Mark Denu (Ann) of Dubois, Kevin Denu (Andrea) of Dubois; 14 grandchildren, 28  great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Goodman (Jack) of Celestine, Rita Egler (Gary) of Jasper, and one sister in law, June Giesler of Jasper.

Preceding her in death beside her husband was one sister, Irene Lueken, and one brother, Urban Giesler. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marie E. Denu will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from noon until the 4:00 p.m. Mass time on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Isidore Parish or the Community Club of Dubois. 

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