In loving memory of

Laura R Doucette
December 7, 1977 - November 9, 2023

Laura R. Doucette, age 45, of Deerbrook, passed away on November 9, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a six-year battle with cancer. She was born on December 7, 1977 in Antigo, a daughter of Judith (Kryka) Jahnke of Antigo and the late Donald Jahnke.

She was a graduate of Antigo High School, class of 1996. She continued her education at Marion University in Fond du Lac and received a Bachelor Degree in Education. She married Scott Doucette on September 14, 2002 at St. Wencel Catholic Church. They have two children, Brenna and Harrison.

Laura was a Kindergarten teacher for the Elcho School District until her retirement in 2020.

She loved the outdoors, camping, kayaking, and pontoon rides on Post Lake. She was artistic and enjoyed crafts, scrapbooking, and her galvanized garden. Laura treasured time with her family. Her love for dogs led her to rescue, Sadie, Copper, and Jett.

In addition to her husband, children and mother, survivors include three sisters, Liane (Christopher) Blahnik of Post Lake, Linda Bleyl of Antigo, and Patricia Jahnke of Madison; brother, Thomas (Linda) Jahnke of Antigo; father and mother-in-law, Douglas and Carolyn Doucette of Antigo; sister-in-law, Amy (Andrew) Volkman of Antigo; brother-in-law, Brian Doucette of Minneapolis; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 17 at the Bradley Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. with a service of remembrance at 7 p.m.


Carol Philipps wrote on Nov 17, 2023:

"Thoughts and prayers with your family. Laura was a wonderful person. God bless, Duane and Carol Philips."

Kathy wrote on Nov 15, 2023:

"All of the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Watched Laura growing up in the neighborhood. The Andres family."

Cathy Gregurich wrote on Nov 13, 2023:

"I remember Laura as a young girl. So very pretty and full of life. My deepest sympathy to the family. Cathy Gregurich "

Heather Vang wrote on Nov 12, 2023:

"Everyone is in our thoughts and prayers during this time with the loss of Laura. Ed and MaryAnn Strandell and family"

Louise Allen wrote on Nov 10, 2023:

"I worked with Laura at Elcho School. We didn?t see each other daily as I was in the high school end, but every time I did see her it was always pleasant to visit with her. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I am so saddened to learn she passed. I live in Idaho now but kept in touch with her through FB. Heaven definitely gained an angel. My thoughts and prayers are with her family."

Pete Centner wrote on Nov 10, 2023:

"I remember Laura as a little girl when I was in 4-H with her sisters and mom. So sorry for your loss. "

Marleen solin sorgent wrote on Nov 10, 2023:

"Prayers to the family Hold on to the wonderful memories "

Penny Hurlbert wrote on Nov 10, 2023:

"Please accept my condolences with the loss of Laura and know my thoughts and prayers are with her family. Penny Hurlbert "

Debra Shannon wrote on Nov 10, 2023:

"What a wonderful teacher and even more human being. She always put others needs first especially her students. She helped Holden so much during his struggle with cancer and trying to catch up with his studies when he was doing online school from home. She always put his needs first! An angel Heaven has gotten for sure! She will be greatly missed!????"

Joanie Bauknecht Peterson wrote on Nov 9, 2023:

"Scot & I enjoyed getting to know Laura at Windbreaker on cribbage nights before Covid hit. A beautiful person inside and out. Sending our deepest sympathy to the families ?? our hearts are broken of the news. Keeping you in our prayers. "

Bonnie Davis wrote on Nov 9, 2023:

"Laura was an amazing teacher and person. She was loved by so many. My family was lucky and blessed to have her teach both of my children, Mackenzie and Carter. She will truly be missed. She is no longer suffering and can rest in peace. Prayers and thoughts go out to all of her family. "

Katie leonard wrote on Nov 9, 2023:

"Thank you Mrs. Doucette for teaching my Lilly her address and phone number to a T. The structure of your classroom taught me so much as a parent. You had such a beautiful way with children. Strict to get things done , but so much compassion for the child it?s self. Rest in peace beautiful soul?????"

Jeanne Peters wrote on Nov 9, 2023:

"Judy and family- Our hearts are so sad to read about Laura's death. You have a wonderful, faithful family who will support each other during this difficult time. May you feel the love of family and friends. May God be always close, giving you comfort and peace. Our prayers to you all. Jeanne and Jim Peters, former Neva Lake residents"

Amy Jacobs wrote on Nov 9, 2023:

"Laura was an inspiring courageous young woman who brought joy to all her knew her. She lives on in her wonderful children. I am thankful to have known her and am thinking of all of you."