Eugene Duranceau

Oct. 25, 1932 Jan. 26, 2012

Eugene Duranceau, 79, of Bowler, died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, under the care of his family and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, Wausau, at his home.

He was born Oct. 25, 1932, in Brokaw, the son of the late Frank and Myrtle (See) Duranceau. Eugene was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War in the 1st Cavalry.

On Oct. 15, 1960, Eugene was united in marriage to Charlene Fordham in Waukesha. She survives.

Eugene was employed as a lumber yard foreman for Home Supply in Waukesha for 38 years until his retirement. He enjoyed cutting wood, hunting, fishing and driving his tractor. Eugene especially enjoyed the time spent with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Charlene, survivors include four children, David (Laurie) Duranceau, Waukesha, Daniel (Jill) Duranceau, Stevens Point, Debra (Steve) Fleischmann, Eagle and Peggy (Joon) Park, Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Jonathan Park, Hannah Burton, Sarah Park, Danielle Duranceau, Andrew Fleischmann, Christopher Fleischmann, Caitlin Duranceau, Megan Fleischmann, Austin Duranceau, and Cody Duranceau; one sister, Belva (Edwin) Marshman, Watertown; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence, and two sisters, Ione Dixon and Lois Schmidt.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at the Church of the Nazarene, Mattoon. The Rev. Mark Quinn will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, and again on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will be on Wednesday in Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, with visitation held in the cemetery chapel from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A graveside committal service will follow, being officiated by the Rev. Gary Dixon along with military rites. The family guest book and condolences are available at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Nazarene Compassionate Ministry, Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services or directly to the family.

Schmidt-Schulta inc., P.O. Box E, Wittenberg, WI 54499, is serving the family. For details, call 715-253-2713.