Ovid Doucette

Ovid Doucette

Ovid N. Doucette, 97- year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Tuesday, Nov. 19, at St. Marys Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Father Nicholas Landsberger officiating. Burial took place in Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls.
Ovid Norman Doucette was born Dec. 10, 1915, on the family farm in Belle Prairie Township to the late Albert and Rose (Boudreau) Doucette. He attended District 42 Country School and helped with the family farming. He was a member of the Minnesota National Guard at Camp Ripley. Ovid also worked at the Massey Motors Ford Garage, Ted Thielen Ford Motor and Rich LeMieur Garage before starting his own garage business behind his home in northeast Little Falls where he also became the first Ski Doo snowmobile dealer in town. He also worked with the Simonet Ambulance Service and Simonet Funeral Home. Ovid died Nov. 14, 2013 at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls 27 days before his 98th birthday and on the 75th anniversary of his marriage to the late Ida Cordelia Hanson in 1938. The couple had two children, Judith Ann and Dennis Doucette. Ovid enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, visiting with family and friends, gardening, wood and tin working, playing the accordion and harmonica, lending a helping hand wherever and whenever needed, and was a devout Christian. He was a member of the Knights Of Columbus and the Little Falls American Legion.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Judy (Ed) Casey of Hoyt Lakes; daughter-in-law, Margaret Mary (Berscheit) Doucette of Burtrum; sister, Dolores Tidd of Little Falls; 7 grandchildren; great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ovid is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Rose Doucette; wife, Ida in 1993; son, Dennis in 2002; sisters, Alice LaVergne, Lillian Doroff and Doris Doucette; brothers, Clifford Doucette, Lloyd Doucette, Lester Doucette; grandson-in-law, John Green; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; close friend Marie Frank, and many friends.
When Ovid took his last breath on earth, he took his first breath in heaven. Amen

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