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Evelyn M. Blondeau
January 31, 1926 ~ September 24, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
Evelyn Mary (MacGowan) Blondeau, 97, passed away on Sunday September 24, 2023. Evelyn was born on January 31, 1926 in Sault Ste Marie, MI to the late Thomas and Ethel “Mae” (MacGowan) Stafford. She was adopted and raised by Mary and Pauline MacGowan, her maternal aunts. She attended the Loretto Academy in Sault St. Marie and Bishop Baraga High School in Marquette. In 1946, Evelyn married Louis Blondeau in Marquette. Evelyn worked as an office manager in the real estate business for over 25 years, retiring in 2004. She was an Elder of Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians. She moved from Marquette, MI to the South Bend area in 2014.
Evelyn is survived by two daughters, Marie (Kerry) Hyde and Angela (Ted) Blanchard; one son, Paul (Pam) Blondeau; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Blondeau; grandchildren, Jason, Lindsay, and Matt Blondeau, Barbra (Jonas) Rutledge, Kristine (Jeff) Johnson, and Jammie DesJardins; great-grandchildren, Jenni Blondeau, Matthew Burgess, Mia DesJardins, Olivia and Penelope Rutledge; her siblings, Samuel Stafford, Raymond Stafford, and Caroline Thiele and sister-in-law, Mickey Stafford. She was preceded in death by her parents, her aunts, her former husband, Louis Blondeau; her son, Kenneth Blondeau and grandson, Bryan Peter Blondeau; siblings, Charlie Stafford, Pauline Moll, Clarence Stafford, Thomas Stafford, MaeBelle (Arlen) Brooks, and Linda Shepherd.
Online condolences to the family may be sent via the Palmer Funeral Homes website at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com