Janet M. Lemaire, 85, passed away August 19, 2020, at Golden Living Center in Tell City, IN.
Born March 1, 1935, in Tell City, IN, daughter of Jacob and Helen (Fournier) Harpenau.
Married to Tunny Wm. Lemaire on October 23, 1954, at St Paul's Church. Janet was employed at Bruggeschmidt's Grocery and Tell City Chair office. Moved to Princeton, IN, in 1955. Was a Girl Scout Leader, Seamstress and sold Tupperware. Moved back to Tell City in 1974. She worked for the USDA, Rural Development, as a Technician in Princeton, Rockport, Tell City and Booneville, then Specialist, traveling to all offices within the State as a Program Analyst for several years, then retired in 2003. Member of D of I for 40+ years; Oblates of St. Benedict; active in T.C. Historical Society (President from 2007-2009), Council of Agencies, St. Paul Catholic Church, Friday Book Club and enjoyed playing cards. Most important was her love for being with family and friends.
Preceded in death by twin daughters, Lynda and Brenda, at birth (1960); husband, Tunny Wm. Lemaire (1968); grandson, Thomas Jason Williams (2002); son, Archie Wm. Lemaire (2003); brother, Charles Harpenau (2020). Parents: father, Jacob Harpenau, (1948); mother, Helen Fournier Harpenau Hagedorn (1995) and step-father, Nicholas Hagedorn (2001).
Survived by daughters, Barbara Williams and husband, Tom, Princeton, IN; Susie James and husband, Kevin, Leopold, IN; Cathy Leclere and Jerel Craig, Tell City, IN. Grandchildren: Angie (Paul) White, Prosper, TX; David Williams, Princeton, IN; Elizabeth (Aaron) Neyhouse, Princeton, IN; Adam (LeAnna) James, Magnet, IN; Curtis James and Lauren Downs, Leopold, IN; Jeremy (Dana) Leclere Tell City, IN; Jacob Lemaire, Somerset, KY, Isaac Lemaire, Largo, FL. Great-grandchildren: Austin and Cody White, Prosper, TX; Dalen Williams, Tyler (Peyton) Williams, Brianna Meyer, and Nicholas Williams, Princeton, IN; Wyatt Craig, Tell City, IN; Ethan Leclere and Makayla, Lewisport, KY, and Damon Zuelly, Tell City, IN; Maddox, Deaken, Ryker James, Magnet, IN; William James and Harrison Huckabee, Leopold, IN; Everleigh Lemaire, Somerset, KY; Great-great grandchildren: Braxton and Carmen Martin, Princeton, IN. Brothers: Robert (Janice) Harpenau of Troy, IN; David (Judy) Harpenau of Columbus, IN; Timothy (Diane) Hagedorn, Dayton, OH, and Mark (Karen) Hagedorn Kingston Spring, TN. Sisters: Mary A. Becher/Weyer, Ferdinand, IN, and Kris “Jackie” Harpenau, Evansville, IN.
The Funeral Mass will be private. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home.
Please note if you are attending the funeral home for visitation a mask must be worn and social distancing practiced in order to comply with the state mandate and the wishes of the family.
Donations may be made to St Paul Catholic Church or St. Mary Cemetery.
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