Alfred Henry Duesterhaus, 93, of 2202 Cherry Lane, died Wednesday (April 30, 2014) in Sunset Home.
Alfred was born June 2, 1920, in Quincy, a son of Mathew and Caroline Nuessen Duesterhaus. He married Evelyn Rossmiller on May 10, 1947, in St. Joseph Catholic Church. She survives. Alfred and Evelyn have lived in the same home that Alfred was born in for 66 years.
Alfred served in the Army
during World War II
from 1942 to 1945. He was a salesman for Moorman Manufacturing Co. for 25 years before retiring in 1982. Alfred was also a farmer for many years.
Alfred attended Blessed Sacrament Church. He was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and served on the board of the Roman Catholic Cemetery Association. He was also a member of the Eagles Club, the Knights of Columbus and was a member of many farm organizations.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a son, John (Yvonne) Duesterhaus of Quincy and a daughter, Sherri (Kent) Thompson of Quincy; five grandchildren, Alan Thompson, Mark (Kristina) Thompson, Shay (Tim) Cassidy, Kara (Scott) Haden and Adam Duesterhaus; and four great-grandchildren, Ross and Kyle Thompson and Mason and Noah Haden; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Alfred was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Clarence and Virgil Duesterhaus, and Herbert Duesterhaus in infancy; and four sisters, Bertha Edmonds, Eleanor Duesterhaus, Leona Grawe, and Irene Duesterhaus in infancy.
SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Blessed Sacrament School or Quincy Notre Dame.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.