March 28, 1932 - August 25, 2021
Graveside Services for Dan Dusek, 89, of Tyler, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler with a visitation one hour prior at the cemetery. Dan passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Trinity Mother Frances.
Dan Dusek was born March 28, 1932 in Caldwell, Texas to Frank V. and Rosie Trcalek Dusek. He graduated from Caldwell High School in 1951 and Sam Houston State University in 1955. He received his U.S. Army commission upon graduation and married Marie Todd Dusek on October 29, 1955. Dan served two years active duty with a tour in Germany with the 86th Infantry Division and 19 years in the Army Reserve retiring as a Major.
He worked for many years for Lincoln National Life Insurance Company and then as an independent agent. Dan was a past president of the Tyler Jaycees and a member of the Tyler Rotary Club. In his later years, he and Marie owned and operated Country Bear Antiques, selling in many different venues and conducting estate sales. Dan was an Elder Emeritus at First Christian Church, Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Theodore Dusek and Jerry Dusek.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Marie Todd Dusek of Tyler; a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Missy Dusek of Cartwright, Oklahoma; a daughter, Debbie Holman of Plano, Texas; a son-in-law, Tony Holman of Plano; an aunt, Marie Trcalek of Caldwell; four grandchildren, Maggie Holman of Austin, Taryn McDonald and husband Drew of Dallas, Devin Dusek of Plano, Texas and Ryan Dusek of Allen, Texas; three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Special thanks to Mike Gaffney and Tiffany Brooks for their support.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County, the Salvation Army, or Hospice of East Texas.
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Published by The Bryan-College Station Eagle on Aug. 27, 2021.