Alice M. Duerigen

Alice M. Duerigen

August 17, 1943 ~ September 09, 2021


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Alice  Marie  Duerigen, age 78, passed away on September 9, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, Vero Beach, Florida after a two year fight with pancreatic cancer.

Alice was born in Rushville, Indiana to George and Opal Burris on August 17, 1943.  She attended Indiana Business College.  Bob and Alice were married May 3, 1964 at the United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Alice was employed as a Receptionist at Stewart, Due, Miller & Pugh Attorneys at Law.  Bob and Alice retired to Florida in 2003.  Alice is known for her kindness and determination to excel at whatever she applied her hand.  She enjoyed gardening, crafting, cooking, sewing, and celebrating with her family and friends.  Bob and Alice were members of Southport Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana and affiliate members of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Vero Beach, Florida.  

Alice is survived by her three children: Cynthia Duerigen Nixon; Lucinda Duerigen Poholarz and her husband John Poholarz; Robert William Duerigen and his wife Brooke Duerigen; and her nine grandchildren:  Megan Patera, Nicole Nixon, Philip Nixon III, Tiffany Nixon, Michael Nixon, Joshua Nixon, Jonathan Poholarz, Brittany Poholarz, and Drake Duerigen; and her one great    grandchild: Zeddicus Patera.  Alice is survived by her brothers: William Henry Burris and Joseph Allen Burris and by her sisters: Judith Baker and Sharon Turner and husband Kenneth, and several nieces and nephews.  Alice is predeceased by her husband Robert Thomas Duerigen and her brothers George Burris, Harlan Burris and Charles Burris, her sister, Caroline Jones and nephew, Jeffrey Burris.

A Memorial Service in honor of Alice Duerigen will be held Monday, October 11, 2021; 10:00 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church; 2555 58th Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida.  Dr. Graham Bingham will officiate.  An Interment service will immediately follow at the Westminster Presbyterian Memorial Garden.

The family invites you to make a memorial donation to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 2555 58th Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida 32966.

Alice has been and continues to be a faithful, humble servant of God.

                   Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.


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Paul and Kathi Gruner - Cousins

September 14, 2021, 9:11 pm

We send our sincere condolences. We lost a close friend to pancreatic cancer two years ago – it’s a horrible disease. My Dad, Herbert Gruner, was a first cousin of Alice’s husband Bob. (I’m sure all of you in the family has all of the family history information that Bob prepared and sent to us.) I think that makes me a first cousin once-removed in law of Alice. I attended Bob and Alice’s wedding (I was 16, so I wasn’t much interested in weddings except for the cake.) We had the opportunity to visit with Bob and Alice on occasion when they were in Indianapolis, but not often enough. Paul, and Kathi, Gruner

Nancy S Maurer - Friend

September 18, 2021, 11:58 am

Cindy and family: So sorry to hear of your mom’s death, but know that her suffering is over. Praying for you all as you cope with all the sad memories that you will go thru when dealing with her estate. She has some beautiful things in her home and she loved her garden so. Nancy Maurer (former Westminster Secretary.

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