Of the Wisconsin Veterans Home, age 80, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2010. She was born in Burlington, WI on January 26, 1930 to the late Carl and Emma Degen. On September 11, 1954 she married Edmund Durand; he preceded her in death on December 18, 2008. She will be sadly missed by her children: Jane Durand, Daniel (Esper) Durand, Paul Durand, Ann (Todd) Guagliardo, and Amy (Barb Pinkerton) Durand, grandchildren: Ethan and Samantha Durand, Rebecca, Jacob, Rachel, Luke and Sarah Guagliardo, Olivia and Chloe Durand; sister: Mary Bradley; brother: Richard Degen; sister-in-law: Jeannie Sansovini, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers: Carl (Sally) Degen, Roger (Romayne) Degen, brother-in-law: Red Bradley and sister-in-law, Jean Degen.
The Memorial Mass will be on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at the Main Chapel at the Wisconsin Veterans Home. The visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the Main Chapel. Burial of ashes will be in the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca assisted the family with arrangements.