Richard M. Dubois, 83

Richard M. DuBois, 83, of rural Wabash, died at 5:35 a.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born April 27, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan to Marvin Williams and Grace E. (Morgan) DuBois.

Dick was a 1952 graduate of Royal Oak High School in Royal Oak, Mich., and received his master's degree from the University of Minnesota. He married Nancy LaPoint in Detroit on Aug. 8, 1953. He was an industrial engineer at Zimmer in Warsaw, retiring after 18 years. Dick enjoyed building birdhouses, woodworking, and building models.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy DuBois of Wabash; two daughters, Nanette DuBois of Wabash, and Cheryl (Brian) Toepfer of Hazleton; four grandchildren, Rachel Toepfer of Hazleton, Abby (Corban) Doyle of Princeton, Steven (HarleeRay) Toepfer of Huntingburg, and Joseph Toepfer of Hazleton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Steven DuBois, and grandson, Richard Bradley Suddarth.

Funeral services will be private to the family. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Dick may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Mar 13