Obituary: Rita Jauquet

Feb. 10, 1929 – Nov. 13, 2019

Rita Jauquet, 90, of Casco and formerly Namur, died at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit. She was born in Rosiere to William and Josie (Gilson) Delfosse. Rita graduated from Brussels High School in 1946, and she married Francis Jauquet at St. Mary’s Church in Namur on Nov. 27, 1947.

Rita worked as a secretary and IMC aide at Southern Door Elementary School for 21½ years, retiring in December of 1994. She also served as the financial secretary of Our Lady of Fatima Court (N.C.S.F.) since the court began in 1949.

She was a wonderful homemaker who loved her family and an excellent cook who loved baking Belgian pies, cakes and cookies. Rita also enjoyed crocheting and knitting and was a great seamstress who made many of her girls’ dresses when they were little. In later years, she enjoyed her card club.

For Rita, every Tuesday was spent going to the Chapel at Our Lady of Good Help in Champion for mass, rosary and prayer with her two companions, Joanne and Angela. Her most recent enjoyment was communicating with family and friends on her computer.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years and four children, Joan (Dennis) Brahmer, Wittenberg, Mary Ann (Jeff) Miller, Sturgeon Bay, Lisa Jauquet (special friend Mike Harding), New Franken, and Kris Jauquet, Brussels; seven grandchildren, Julia (Jay) Wilkins, Kory Miller, Haley Miller, Jolene (David Buhk), Kale, Kollin and Aubrey Jauquet; two great-grandchildren, Reed and Finley Wilkins; a sister, Carol Parins; in-laws, Lucy Jauquet, Alvin and Rena Jauquet, and Emery Vandenhouten. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Regina Delfosse, Janice (Emery) Vandenhouten; and numerous in-laws.

A mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11 am, at St. Louis Catholic Church, N8726 County Line Road, in
Luxemburg. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 4-7 pm; and at the church on Nov. 20, 10-11 am. 

A tribute page is available at

Special thanks to the Algoma Long Term Care Unit and Unity Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

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