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October 19, 2018

8/4/2018 7:30:00 AM
Doreen "Dee" F. LaRoche

Doreen "Dee" F. LaRoche, age 56, of Rhinelander, passed away Monday evening July 30, 2018 at the U.W. Hospital in Madison. Doreen was born Friday, Nov. 24, 1961, in Rhinelander, the daughter of Frank C. and Elaine J. (Cretton) LaRoche.

Doreen graduated from Madison High School in Madison Heights, Mich. At the age of 21, Doreen moved from Rhinelander and in 1996 she returned. She was employed with Peterson Health Care as a caregiver. Doreen attended Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Bundy. She enjoyed working for and with people. She also participated in American Indian Drumming Circle. Doreen loved riding motorcycles which included Harleys and Hondas. She also loved animals and her pets. During her life, Doreen helped raise 10 children. She will be remembered for her beautiful disposition. Surviving are five sisters: Charlotte (Jim) Loomis of Iron Mountain, Mich., Mercedes (James) Valaitis of Rhinelander, Sharon Sheldon of Lake Dallas, Texas, Lorraine Phillips of Niagara, Wis. and Barbara (Joseph) Williams of Bowler; two brothers, Frank La Roche of Tripoli and Joseph LaRoche of Iron Mountain, Mich. Also surviving are nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Doreen was preceded in death by her parents;, Frank and Elaine LaRoche. The visitation for Doreen will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 at the Hildebrand Funeral Home, from 1 to 5 p.m. A second visitation will be held on Monday afternoon, Aug. 6, 2018, from 2 p.m. until the 3:30 p.m. service. A luncheon will follow the service in the banquet room at the funeral home.

All are invited to process to Forest Home Cemetery on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 for the committal service at 11 a.m. (Please meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. for the procession to the cemetery).

Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501, 715-365-4343. You may light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or an online condolence at

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