OBITUARY

Marguerite Durkee Niehaus

July 14, 1927November 6, 2018
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Marguerite Durkee Niehaus, of Evansville, IN, passed away November 6, 2018. She was born on July 14, 1927, in New York, NY, to the late Paul and Marie Butler.

Marguerite attended St. Jean Baptiste through high school in Manhattan, NY. She was a member of St. Benedict Cathedral, and of the Evansville Museum. Marguerite was a talented painter and artist, participated in art shows, and loved dancing and reading. She loved a wide range of music including opera and the New York Philharmonic.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 40 years, William F. Durkee; granddaughter, Katelyn Beck; son-in-law, Hank Beck; and 4 siblings, Michael Butler, Rosemarie McGettigan, Ann Stisser, and Daniel Butler.

Marguerite is survived by brother, Paul Butler (Cecilia) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughters, Claudia Beck, Heidi Tromley (Tim), Nancy Herbert (Chuck), Martha Garvey (Norbert); sons, William Durkee (Nancy), David Durkee (Sharon); grandchildren, Alexander and Christopher Beck, Kyle, Sean, and Shannon Durkee, Kristen Burnett, Joshua and Colin Durkee, Liam and Evan Politz, Kathleen Fuller, Caleb and Kelsey Herbert, Amber, Zebulon and Josiah Garvey, and Alanna Garvey Kivland; 16 great grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews and extended family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 Lodge Ave., Officiated by Father Theodore G. Tempel, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018, at Alexander Funeral Home East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Ave.,

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana, 2516 Waterbridge Way, Evansville, IN 47710, or to St. Vincent de Paul, 809 N. Lafayette Ave., Evansville, IN 47711.

  • FAMILY

  • Paul Butler (Cecilia), Brother
  • Claudia Beck, Daughter
  • Heidi Tromley (Tim), Daughter
  • Nancy Herbert (Chuck), Daughter
  • Martha Garvey (Norbert), Daughter
  • William Durkee (Nancy), Son
  • David Durkee (Sharon), Son
  • Alexander and Christopher Beck, Grandchildren
  • Kyle, Sean and Shannon Durkee, Grandchildren
  • Kristen Burnett, Grandchild
  • Joshua and Colin Durkee, Grandchildren
  • Liam and Evan Politz, Grandchildren
  • Kathleen Fuller, Grandchildren
  • Caleb and Kelsey Herbert, Grandchildren
  • Amber, Zebulon and Josiah Garvey, Grandchildren
  • Alanna Garvey Kivland, Grandchild
  • Mrs. Niehaus leaves 16 great grandchildren and many beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family to cherish her memory.

Services

19 November

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel

2115 Lincoln Ave
Evansville, Indiana 47714

20 November

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

1800 Lodge Ave.
Evansville, Indiana 47714

REMEMBERING

Marguerite Durkee Niehaus

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Mary Wittgen Blankemeier

November 16, 2018

Durkee family.....So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She was such a fun person to talk to and shared the most interesting stories about her life when we would walk around the block on Stonegate and stop in and visit. Lovely lady with a lot of zest! Mom really cherished her friendship with Marguerite.

Sally Moore

November 14, 2018

Always loved to see your Mom on your front porch on Alvord.She was fun and always had a good story to tell. Twinkle in her eyes as she would visit with the kids & Moms on the block. Special lady indeed💗sympathy from all the Moores

Sandy Arnold

November 14, 2018

Nancy and Chuck,
I am so sorry for your loss. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely yours,
Sandy

Ashleigh Candelaria

November 14, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Marguerites passing. Papa(Uncle Paul) was telling me of how they used to always go to the beach as kids. They were always together! He said he would always get lost and end up at the lifeguard stand and Marguerite would come find him. He loved her so much.

Cindy Arlantico

November 14, 2018

Nancy, I am thinking of you and your family. May your Mom Rest in Peace always! Wish I could be there with you. Know you are loved and I'm here for you. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo Cindy

Karen Kaussner Thompson

November 14, 2018

Rest in peace beautiful Marguerite! I knew Marguerite when I was a child and our families were friends. She would often stop by our house after getting off work at the library and bring my mother books and have a cup of tea. What I remember most was her incredible kindness to me as a child. The same was true of her husband Bill. They have always held a special place in my heart. To their family I send my loving thoughts and prayers.

Donna Stoker

November 14, 2018

Jean Lintern Stoker and family send message of condolence to you. I remember your mom coming to our house almost every day and I remember how I always thought how pretty she was and so beautifully dressed! Take care, Donna

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Biography

Marguerite Durkee Niehaus, of Evansville, IN, passed away November 6, 2018. She was born on July 14, 1927, in New York, NY, to the late Paul and Marie Butler.

Marguerite attended St. Jean Baptiste through high school in Manhattan, NY. She was a member of St. Benedict Cathedral, and of the Evansville Museum. Marguerite was a talented painter and artist, participated in art shows, and loved dancing and reading. She loved a wide range of music including opera and the New York Philharmonic.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 40 years, William F. Durkee; granddaughter, Katelyn Beck; son-in-law, Hank Beck; and 4 siblings, Michael Butler, Rosemarie McGettigan, Ann Stisser, and Daniel Butler.

Marguerite is survived by brother, Paul Butler (Cecilia) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughters, Claudia Beck, Heidi Tromley (Tim), Nancy Herbert (Chuck), Martha Garvey (Norbert); sons, William Durkee (Nancy), David Durkee (Sharon); grandchildren, Alexander and Christopher Beck, Kyle, Sean, and Shannon Durkee, Kristen Burnett, Joshua and Colin Durkee, Liam and Evan Politz, Kathleen Fuller, Caleb and Kelsey Herbert, Amber, Zebulon and Josiah Garvey, and Alanna Garvey Kivland; 16 great grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews and extended family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 Lodge Ave., Officiated by Father Theodore G. Tempel, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018, at Alexander Funeral Home East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Ave.,

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana, 2516 Waterbridge Way, Evansville, IN 47710, or to St. Vincent de Paul, 809 N. Lafayette Ave., Evansville, IN 47711.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.