Marie E. Denu, 88, Dubois

Marie E. Denu, 88, of Dubois, died Friday, February 7, at Brookside Village in Jasper. She was born in Jasper March 28, 1931, to Albert and Apollonia (Schmitt) Giesler. She married Anthony H. Denu Jr. May 8, 1951, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died April 18, 2017.

Marie was a 1949 graduate of Jasper High School. She 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 active in the Democratic Party and local government, a charter member of the Democrat Women’s Club, and served as the Vice-President of the Democrat’s Central Committee. She was the Dubois County Democrat Chairman and worked in the offices of the county auditor and county treasurer. She enjoyed sewing and accomplished her goal of making quilts for all her family members. She was an avid supporter of Northeast Dubois athletics and enjoyed watching Purdue basketball and Cincinnati Reds baseball and loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and activities.

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

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Lueken, and one brother, Urban Giesler.

Friends may call from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at St. Raphael’s Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Isidore Parish or the Community Club of Dubois. Online Condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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