Mardelle Margaret ProulxMardelle Margaret Proulx, 89, of Cloquet died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 in Community Memorial Hospital.
Mardelle Margaret Proulx, 89, of Cloquet died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 in Community Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 18, 1924 in Cloquet to Edward and Alice LeMay.
Mardelle graduated from Cloquet High School in 1942 and attended the College of St. Scholastica. She worked at Northwest Paper Company in the general office until her marriage to Louis Proulx on Oct. 10, 1946. Together with her husband, Mardelle raised nine children. In 1967 she went to work at Northwest Paper Credit Union until she retired in 1987 as manager. She remained on the Board of Director of the Credit Union for several years.
Mardelle was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, it’s St. Francis Circle, and the National Catholic Society of Foresters since 1942, where she also held many offices.
Mardelle’s greatest joy came from spending time with her family.
Mardelle was preceded in death by her husband, Louis; two sons, Paul and David, and two brothers, Duane and Lester LeMay.
She is survived by seven children, Julie (Donald) Johnson of Mahtowa, Rita (Mick) Maslowski of Gladstone, Mich., Margi Proulx of Cloquet, Barb (Mark) Brown of Carlton, Mary (Don) Hoyt of Duluth, Don (Elisa) Proulx of Culver, and Teri Proulx of Cloquet; daughter-in-law, Davie Proulx of Cloquet; two brothers, Father Donald LeMay of Collegeville, Minn. and Edward LeMay of Boston, Mass; 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 with recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St. in Cloquet. Visitation will continue from 10 until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, Oct. 7, in Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet. Burial will be at New Calvary Cemetery. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow in the church social hall. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com