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Michelle Duesterhaus TANG

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Michelle Duesterhaus Tang, 31, of Herndon, Va., formerly of Quincy, died Saturday (Oct. 10, 2009) in her home after a lengthy battle with leukemia. She was born Nov. 11, 1977, in Quincy, to Robert E. and Judy Peter Duesterhaus. On June 17, 2006, she married Jason David Tang in Albuquerque, N.M. Michelle was a 1996 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School where she was honored as the class salutatorian. As a teenager she was active in 4-H and also showed horses at local shows. She received her bachelor of science degree in engineering mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2000, as well as her master of science in mechanical engineering in December 2001. She was employed at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque as a research engineer from August 2001 until March 2008, when she left work due to her illness. She is survived by her husband; her parents; three brothers, Alan Duesterhaus (Laurie) of Ursa, Brian Duesterhaus (Peggy) of Mendon and Bruce Duesterhaus (Angela) of Fowler; and two sisters, Karen (Jim) Schuering of St. Louis and Jane (Joe) Frazier of St. Charles, Mo. She is survived by 11 nieces and nephews, Eric and Ethan Duesterhaus, Sarah, Matthew and Nicole Duesterhaus, Steven, Kelly and Kate Schuering, Justin Hollensteiner, Megan and Cole Duesterhaus, Michelle's in-laws, Jack and Ruth Tang of Naperville; and two brothers-in-law, Alex (Jennifer) Tang of Chicago and Brian Tang of Arlington, Va. She is survived by two stepnephews, Joey (Courtney) Frazier and Nathan Frazier; and a great-stepnephew, Zane Frazier. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cyril Duesterhaus, Edith Duesterhaus Costigan and Paul and Ruth Peter. SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Francis Catholic Church in Quincy, with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Quincy. VISITATION: A private visitation is planned, however family and friends are invited to the funeral service at St. Francis Catholic Church. MEMORIALS: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. WEB SITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2009
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