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Ernest Adolphe DuBuis was born June 17, 1934 in Pawlet, Vermont, the son of Adolphe J. & Isabelle (VanDien) DuBuis. Ernest Served in the United States Air Force. He served two tours in Korea as well as two tours in Vietnam. He retired from the service on June 1, 1973. On September 7, 1956 Ernest was united in marriage to Mary Sue Baldwin in Winfield, West Virginia. Ernest was a member of the Sigourney Christian Church, the Local AARP Chapter, the International & Local American Red Cross, the FEMA Board & the Sigourney VFW. He enjoyed collecting, traveling and volunteering in his community. Ernest died on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his daughters home in Solon, at the age of 82 years.
He is survived by his daughter Pamela Kacmarynski of Solon; his son Jeffrey DuBuis of Marion; five grandchildren Christopher Kacmarynski, Sara Kacmarynski, Brian Kacmarynski, Somer DuBuis and Jordan DuBuis; and nine great grandchildren Lilly, Athena, Connor, Parker, Macy, Audrey, Cayden, Raylynn and Brynlee. He was preceded by his parents, his wife and son-in-law Andrew Kacmarynski.
Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Sigourney Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice. Powell Funeral Home in Sigourney is caring for Ernest and his family. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
Published on April 24, 2017
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