Obituary of Leanna M. DuBois
Leanna M. “Pete” DuBois, 92, of Rochester, IN (formerly of Winamac, IN) passed away at 9:28 AM Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at the Life Care Center in Rochester. Leanna was born on July 29, 1929 in Plymouth, IN. She married her childhood sweetheart and playmate, Zale DuBois, on September 6, 1946, in Mishawaka, IN. They were married for 64 blessed years until Zale passed away on January 29, 2013.
Leanna’s life was busy being a devoted and loving wife while raising four children. Even though she took great pride in being a housewife, a fantastic cook, and an immaculate cleaner; she had many hidden talents.
Leanna played the accordion as a child, which led to self-taught lessons on the guitar. She and her daughter, Peggy, played in a band around the Winamac area.
Other hobbies included bowling on a league with her aunt, Mrytle Hunt, who was like a mother to her for many years. The bowling team won many trophies.
Leanna also enjoyed sewing projects, intricate doll clothes, crocheting, tatting, and various needlework. Her ability to draw characters and her artistic side was endless.
Leanna and Zale started traveling on yearly family vacations and finally relocated to Deming, NM where she worked as a secretary for the couple’s family business. After 25 years there, they moved back to Winamac once again. Leanna then worked a few years at Eaton & the Pulaski County Justice Center until retiring.
She is survived by:
Linda Smith, Mayer, AZ Daughter
Terry (Stan) Tucker, Camdenton, MO Daughter
Kevin Smith, Grandson
Sandy Smith Thorson, Granddaughter
Christopher DuBois, Grandson
Cale DuBois, Grandson
Jimmy Sutton, Grandson
12 Great Grandchildren
11 Great-Great Grandchildren
Paul DuBois, Peru, IN Brother-in-law
Kaye DuBois, Star City, IN Brother-in-law
7 Nieces and 10 Nephews
Several Great Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
Melvin and Lennis Irene [Gearhart] Rupright, Parents
Zale DuBois, Sr., Husband
Peggy DuBois, Daughter
Zale “ZD” DuBois, Jr., Son
Betty Paidle, Sister
Kathy DuBois, Daughter-in-law
Kenny Smith, Son-in-law
Gene Paidle, Brother-in-law
Donna DuBois, Sister-in-law
Visitation will be from 11 AM - 3 PM EDT Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
Funeral Services will be held at 3 PM EDT Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Pastor Jason Bowyer officiating.
Burial will take place at the Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
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1929 - 2021
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