Dolores Eparvier, 86, Neenah, died unexpectedly Saturday, August 25, 2012, at her home. She was born on March 12, 1926, in Oconto, daughter of Louis and Leona (Reinhardt) Van Hulle. Dolores was a secretary, mother, wife, grandma and great grandmother who enjoyed swimming, biking, and volunteering at the Salvatorian Mission Warehouse. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Neenah, where she was also a parishioner.
Dolores is survived by three daughters: Roseanne Eparvier, Beaver Dam; Kathy (Jim) Lanuti, Cary, NC; and Diane Eparvier, Denmark, WI; two sons: Rick (Terry) Eparvier, Brillion; and Frank (Paula Messamer) Eparvier, Nederland, CO; six grandchildren: Jennifer (Jason) Plurad, John (Michele) Lanuti, David (Cindy) Lanuti, Adam Eparvier, Amanda (special friend Alex Johnson) Eparvier, and Nicole Eparvier; six great grandchildren; three brothers: Norman Van Hulle, Dick (Barb) Van Hulle; and Glenn (Marcia) Van Hulle; three sisters: Mary LaVerne (Omer) Jones, Phyllis (Tom) Murphy, and Patricia Ponto; and many other relatives and friends.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, a brother-in-law, Vernon Ponto, and a sister-in-law, Janette Van Hulle.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 620 Division St., Neenah, with Fr. Michael Ingold officiating. Interment will take place at Oconto Catholic Cemetery, Oconto. A prayer service will be held 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Kessler Funeral Home, 304 S. Commercial St., Neenah, with Bishop Robert Morneau officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the prayer service, and again on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Dolores’ name for The Bridge-Between Retreat Center, 4471, Flaherty Ln., Denmark, WI 54208, and for The Salvatorian Mission, 1303 Milwaukee Dr., New Holstein, WI 53061.