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Lucien LaPointe

April 23, 1923-July 30, 2011

Former Audubon resident Lucien J. LaPointe, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

A mass of Christian burial is set for 1:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee, officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to the mass at the nursing home.

Lucien Joseph Germaine LaPointe was born in Welland, Ontario, Canada on April 23, 1923. He moved with his family to Connecticut, where he was raised and educated. Lucien was united in marriage to Patricia Kelly in California. They made their home in California, where he worked for Astro-Tech Corporation developing and improving computers.

He and Patricia later divorced and he married Lillian Heddin in Oklahoma in 1975. She died in 2008. He moved to Audubon in 2008 and to Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes in 2010.

Lucien enjoyed metal detecting, traveling, time with his family, collecting die-cast cars and airplanes, and playing practical jokes on people.

Surviving Lucien are daughters Beverly (Richard) Mark of Audubon, Melody Jennings of Anaheim, Calif., Joyce Parks of Hesperia, Calif., Paulette "Louise" LaPointe of Hesperia and Frieda (Sam) Cauldavelli of Rochester, N.Y.; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters, Martha Bourke of S. Windsor, Conn., Theresa (Frank) Blonairz of Tolland, Conn., and Evelyn "Jackie" Culjak of Rockville, Conn.; two brothers, Norman (Leni) LaPointe of Rockville, Conn., and Joseph (Peggy) LaPointe of Ellington, Conn.; and sister-in-law, Florence LaPointe of Stafford Springs, Conn.

Preceding him in death were his daughter, Peggy Aparacia; a grandson, Joseph; and 12 brothers and sisters.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at