Leanna DuBois

Obituary of Leanna M. DuBois

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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

5 Grandchildren

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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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Frain Mortuary
305 East Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Funeral Services

3:00 pm
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Frain Mortuary
305 East Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States


Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition)
West Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States
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Leanna DuBois

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Leanna DuBois

1929 - 2021

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