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Doris A. Longtine

November 25, 2012
The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE, MI. - Doris A. Longtine, age 94, of 447 Craig Street, Marquette, entered eternal life Thursday morning, November 22, 2012, at her home, in the loving, comforting care of her family and the caregivers of Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice.

Born February 3, 1918 in Sands, a daughter of Wilbert and Arta (Comstock) Contois, Doris was a lifelong Marquette resident. On June 25, 1938, she married the love of her life, Alfred S. Longtine, and together the couple made their home and raised four children in Marquette. Doris possessed a true spirit of volunteerism and enjoyed many years of volunteering at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans. There, as she often stated, she "helped the old codgers play bingo", even though she, herself, was older than most of them. Doris was also a great supporter of her grandson, Ryan, in his various racing interests. Doris enjoyed people and was happiest when surrounded by family and friends.

She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and the DAV Auxiliary.

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Survivors include her daughter, Clarice (David) Hamman of Mountain Home, ID; sons, Dale (Sandy) Longtine and Daryl (Sue) Longtine both of Marquette; her grandchildren, David Allan (Cathy) Hamman, Trudy Healy, Kenneth Scott (Autumn) Hamman all of Idaho, Kimberly (Mike) Scharinger of Wisconsin, Amy (Chris) Schwemin and Ryan (fiancee, Jennifer Groleau) Longtine of Marquette; 12 great-grandchildren and 6 great great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Jean) Contois and Lee (Dorothy) Contois both of Marquette; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; a daughter, Charon Ploetz; grandson, Daniel Ploetz; and great great-granddaughter, Jaslynn; three brothers and three sisters.

The family will greet friends at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The DAV Auxiliary will conduct memorial services on Monday evening at 7:00 pm in the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Tuesday, November 27 at 11:00 am with Rev. Steve Hulke officiating. Doris' family will serve as escorts. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Private burial will be made in the Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Activity Fund at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans, 425 Fisher Street, Marquette, MI 49855 or Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1700 W. Fair Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855.

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