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Alice J. DeSchepper - 96

2/5/1924 - 9/3/2020

Eldridge, IA

     Alice J. DeSchepper, 96 of DeWitt, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Grand Haven Community Center in Eldridge.  Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Long Grove, IA.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the Mass at the church.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Burial will be held at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Long Grove. Casket bearers will be members of her family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

     Alice was born in Moline, IL on February 5, 1924, the daughter of Rene and Flavie (DeSompel) Hoste.  She married Francis “Bud” DeSchepper on September 30, 1944 in Moline, IL.  Bud died in 2007.  Alice was a member of St. Ann’s Alter and Rosary Guild, St. Joseph’s Society and the DeWitt Community Hospital Auxiliary.  She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Long Grove, IA and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in DeWitt, IA.  She worked in the cosmetic department at Von Maur for 20 years and also as a homemaker.  After retirement, Alice ran a Bed-N-Breakfast called Night on the Farm.    

     Alice is survived by her children, Charles (Pamela) DeSchepper of King City, CA, Jeanne (Gordon) Korstange of Saxton River, VT, Marilyn Moya of NM, Rosemary Guthrie of DeWitt, IA, Thomas DeSchepper of Long Grove, IA, William (Kimberly) DeSchepper of Davenport, IA, Barbara Caprio of Jacksonville, FL and Gary DeSchepper of Clinton, IA; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son Gerald and a brother Henry.       

Visitation:

Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the Mass at the church. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mass:

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Long Grove, IA. Burial will be held at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Long Grove.

4 Comments

  • Patricia a. Ceurvorst

    3 weeks, 2 days ago

     She was such a good woman.  So sorry for your loss.  So many memories of her and Bud. Our families shared such good times. Mom and Alice had a friendship was as close as if Alice was her sister.love and hugs to all.

  • Roberta Shinbori (Pacha)

    3 weeks, 1 day ago

    My heartfelt sympathy to the DeShepper family.
  • Kim Mitchell

    2 weeks, 6 days ago

    My heartfelt sympathy goes to the entire DeSchepper Families. Alice filled out lives with a strong conviction for the Lord, family and extended family, and friends. 
    Alice was a joy to be around. Bud and Alice always welcomed you into their daily lives and enjoyed farm living. Alice will be dearly missed. 

  • Kelly Shadle

    2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Sept 9, 4:00 PM.  I just sat down to read the observer and saw Alice's obituary. I have been out of town for the last week and would have liked to have been at her Funeral mass. You know how sometimes you meet someone and there is an instant connection?  That is how I felt when I met Alice at St. Joseph's Catholic church.  We didn't know a lot about each other but that didn't stop her from reaching out to me and wishing me well whenever she saw me at mass. I will miss her.  May our Lord bless and comfort her family and loved ones during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Kelly Shadle

     

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