August Duescher

Duescher, August O.

August O. Duescher, 87, Maribel, passed away Friday, October 12, 2012 at a local nursing home. He was born February 28, 1925 in the Town of Montpelier, WI, son of the late August and Emma (Keup) Duescher.

He married Elaine Joyce Lawrenz on September 20, 1947 in Rankin, WI, and she preceded him in death on October 7, 2007. Together they farmed all their lives on the family farm in the Town of Cooperstown. He retired from farming in 1990.

August was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Maribel, where he served on the church council and sang in the choir. He enjoyed his morning coffee buddies at the Maribel Grain Co.

Survivors include three son and daughters-in-law, Robert and Debbie Duescher, Wayside; Duane and Ruth Ann Duescher, DeWitt, MI; Charles and Bernadette Duescher, Maribel; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Doug Kind, Maribel; and Lisa and Dale Reed, Maribel; grandchildren: Tim and Jennifer Duescher, Two Rivers; Patrik and Raquel Duescher, Maribel; Rebecca Reed, Wausau; Tara and Louis Johnson, Hawaii; John and Alyssa Gauthier, Neenah, Meg Duescher, Milwauee; Tasha and Arvind Kumar, De Pere, Jim Gauthier, Green Bay; Tyler Duescher, Bryant Kind, Hannah Reed, Megan Gauthier, and Laura Duescher, all of Maribel; great-grandchildren: Clint, Joseph, and Jake Duescher, Noah and Emma Duescher, Bryson and Tegan Johnson; brother and sisters-in-law, Karl and Jackie Duescher, Kewaunee; and sister, Anita Degner, St. Louis, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Family and friends may call Sunday, October 14, 2012 (TODAY), from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 Cty R, Denmark. Visitation will continue on Monday at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Maribel, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Daniel Cole officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

The family extends a special thank you to Unity Hospice and Riversbend for their kindness and compassion shown to August and his family.

Funeral Home

Knutson Cotter Funeral Home
536 County Road R Denmark, WI 54208

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Oct. 14, 2012