Edward A. Dauphinais, Jr.

MARQUETTE, MI. – Edward A. Dauphinais, Jr., age 72 of Marquette, entered eternal life Saturday March 9, 2013 at his home in the loving care of his family after losing a courageous battle with cancer.

Ed was born in Marquette, a son of Edward and Pauline (Smith) Dauphinais, Sr. and was a life long Marquette resident. On September 8, 1963 Ed married the former Shirley Lilijeroos and the couple set about establishing a home and raising a family. He was employed at the Marquette Coal Dock and later was hired at Marquette General Hospital where he was employed for over 30 years in the maintenance department. Ed was a dedicated employee only missing two days of work during his working career. In his spare time, Ed was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting whenever he had the chance. He also enjoyed an occasional trip to the casino, barbecuing, planting his garden and most of all cherished the time spend with his grand babies.

Ed is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley; his son, Dan (Shannon) Dauphinais of Marquette; his daughter and caretaker, Lisa (Jeff Kopsi) Borchert of Marquette; his son, Darren Dauphinais of Marquette; grandchildren, Marcie Anderson, John Anderson, Lacie Borchert and Selena and Cory Dauphinais all of Marquette; great-grandchildren, Kayden Barrie and Marcus Anderson; his sisters, Carol (William Hill) Martin and Sharon (Lloyd) Black and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James Dauphinais.

Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Thursday March 14, 2013 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 pm in the funeral home with Walter Sleeter officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderfuneralhome.com