IN MEMORIAM: Painters Local 2341’s Derek AuBuchon


Derek J. AuBuchon, a member of Painters Local 2341, died Jan. 8, 2022. He was age 41.

Brother AuBuchon, of Hillsboro, Mo. was a foreman at Thomas Industrial Coatings Inc. He was an organ donor. He enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, being in the water and spending time with family.

Born May 14, 1980, in St. Louis, he was the son of Willis (Diane) AuBuchon and Carolyn and Dennis (Combs) Pruneau.

He is survived by his wife, Stacy (Flaningam) AuBuchon; five children, Colin, Alyssa, Tanner, Jacob and Riley; his parents, Willis (Diane) AuBuchon and Carolyn and Dennis (Combs) Pruneau; and five siblings, Charissa (Phelissa) AuBuchon-Kirkland, of Huntington, Tenn., Allison (Tyler) Lambert, of Festus, Laura AuBuchon, of Festus, Brandon (Miranda) Pruneau, of Hillsboro and Krystle (Tom) Tone, of Bryan, Texas.

A funeral service was held Jan. 17 at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home in De Soto.


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