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Bernice Jaurigue

November 13, 1927 ~ July 1, 2020 (age 92)


Bernice Jaurigue, age 92, passed away peacefully July 1, 2020 in her home in Decatur. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 13, 1927. 

In her early years she was a beautician and homemaker in Decatur, Indiana. In 1977, she moved to Rio Grande Valley, Texas, where she retired with her husband, Robert. Bernice spent her days working in the Valley Baptist Hospital and took care of the family farm.

Bernice was an avid crafter and enjoyed making special things for her friends and family. She returned to Decatur, Indiana in 2009, where she loved spending time with all of her beautiful family. 

She is survived by two sons, Robert R. (Kay) Jaurigue and Daniel L. (Linda) Jaurigue, both of Decatur; a daughter, Maria E. (Tom) Reiter of Novi, MI, 13 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.

Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jaurigue; three sons, Richard Jaurigue, Leonard R. Jaurigue and Ronald G. Jaurigue; a daughter, Sharon Jaurigue.

The family will hold private services at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, Decatur, IN.


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