James E. AuBuchon, 89, of Desloge, passed away August 29, 2022, at Mercy Jefferson in Festus. He was born October 14, 1932, in Bonne Terre, to the late Wilfrid P. and Lucille W. (Bowers) AuBuchon. Jim graduated from Bonne Terre High School in 1950 and enlisted in the United States Air Force, January 1951. He served in Korea 1951-1952, then later worked at AuBuchon Food Center in Bonne Terre, and was with the family for 20 plus years. He then went on to work for American Republic Insurance Company for 20 plus years. Jim was also a lifetime member of St Joseph Catholic Church in Bonne Terre.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ronald, Fred and Leon AuBuchon.
Jim is survived by the love of his life, whom he married on September 1, 1955, Delores (Ratley) AuBuchon, and they were just shy of celebrating 67 years of marriage; five children, James (Debbie) AuBuchon, Linn (Michelle) AuBuchon, Tim (Lisa) AuBuchon, Lola (Rodney) Gross, Jason AuBuchon; and five grandchildren.
A private family funeral service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bonne Terre, Friday, September 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM. Reverend John Schnieder will be officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Bonne Terre.
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