Obituary: Alice DeSchepper


Alice J. DeSchepper, 96, of DeWitt, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at Grand Haven Retirement Community in Eldridge.  Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9 (today), at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Long Grove.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass at the church.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Burial will be held at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Long Grove. Casket bearers will be members of her family. Online condolences may be left at

Alice was born in Moline on Feb. 5, 1924, the daughter of Rene and Flavie (DeSompel) Hoste.  She married Francis “Bud” DeSchepper on Sept. 30, 1944, in Moline.  Bud died in 2007.  Alice was a member of St. Ann’s Altar and Rosary Guild, St. Joseph’s Society and the DeWitt Community Hospital Auxiliary.  She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Long Grove and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in DeWitt.  She worked in the cosmetic department at Von Maur for 20 years and also as a homemaker.  After retirement, Alice ran a Bed-N-Breakfast called Night on the Farm.   

Alice is survived by her children, Charles (Pamela) DeSchepper of King City, Calif., Jeanne (Gordon) Korstange of Saxton River, Vt., Marilyn Moya of New Mexico, Rosemary Guthrie of DeWitt, Thomas DeSchepper of Long Grove, William (Kimberly) DeSchepper of Davenport, Barbara Caprio of Jacksonville, Fla., and Gary DeSchepper of Clinton; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son Gerald; and a brother Henry.   


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