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Roselyne Cutter

October 27, 1927 September 29, 2013
Roselyne Cutter
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Roselyne DuPage Cutter, 85, of Lewistown formerly of Pekin passed peacefully away to be with her family and Jesus, Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Prairie View Care Center in Lewistown. She was born October 27, 1927 to Alphonse and Denise Noreuil DuPage in Tovey, IL. Her family moved to Pekin, where she graduated from Pekin Community High School in 1945. She then entered Nurse’s training at St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield where she graduated in 1948. Roselyne worked at Pekin Hospital as an RN from 1948 to 1953, where she met her future husband, William Wrigley Cutter, Jr. They were united in marriage on February 4, 1953. While wearing her starched white Nursing uniform, cap, white nursing hose and white shoes, she worked the floors starting IV’s and caring for her patients. She was noted as “Dupey” to her friends because of her DuPage name. Roselyne was the Florence Nightingale for her family and friends. She never hesitated to sit with a family member or a friend in need. Always giving to others, she had a big heart and loved people and life. Roselyne always enjoyed going out to eat dinner and having a glass of wine with her friends. It was always an interesting adventure being with Roselyne and her outgoing spirit. Roselyne enjoyed reading and was very intelligent about all aspects of the world until Alzheimer’s entered her mind. She and her husband traveled with their 36 foot cabin cruiser to Canada every summer, where they enjoyed fishing. In the winter months, she and her husband would spend time in Florida. She was very proud of her family and loved Bill and her family to the end of her life. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin, St. Joseph Altar Society and St. John’s School of Nursing Alumni. Roselyne was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. W.W. Cutter, Jr.; daughter, Suzanne Cutter; parents, Al and Denise DuPage; sister, Gloria Wright and her great-granddaughter, Taylor Addison Hamm. She is survived by her children, Rene (Bob) Hamm of Lewistown, Camille (Al) Lohnes of Mason City, Dennis Cutter of Pekin, Phillip (Terry) Cutter of Pekin; sister, Loretta (Bill) Tucker of Pekin; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. A Funeral mass will be held Thursday, October 3, at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. Father Michael Andrejek will officiate. Burial will follow the service at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin. Visitation will be at Abts Mortuary on Wednesday, October 2, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made in her name to Prairie View Care Center in Lewistown.

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