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John Allen Duesterhaus

John Allen Duesterhaus

John Allen Duesterhaus, age 69, of Quincy, died on Monday, August 24, 2020 in Quincy. He was born on December 27, 1950 in Quincy, the son of Alfred Henry and Evelyn Marie (Rossmiller) Duesterhaus. John married Yvonne R. Naught on April 3, 1976 in Vermont Street United Methodist Church. She survives.

John attended St. Mary Grade School and graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1968. He graduated from Gem City Business College where he studied Accounting and Business.

John proudly served his country in the US Army from December,1970 to December,1976. He served in the Vietnam War from May,1971 through April,1972. He was an Intel Analyst. For his service, John received a Bronze Star Medal.

Professionally, John worked at Mississippi Valley Canteen Vending for 30 years, primarily in maintenance and as a route salesman. After retirement, he worked at FedEx driving a Quincy to St. Louis route each week for 2 ½ years.

He was a lifelong farmer and a very hard worker. John loved the outdoors, being on the family farm and tending to Black Angus cows, chickens, and hogs. John loved deer hunting with his son and best friends, Mike and Eric, and also loved fishing.

John was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the American Legion Post #37.

He looked forward to every first Saturday of the month to have breakfast with his high school friends. John participated in a bowling league for fifteen years. He loved the Chicago Cubs. John, Yvonne, their son, Adam, and their grandson, Mason Haden went to Wrigley Field for the opening week in April of 2017 after the Cubs had won the World Series in 2016. It was their first time being at Wrigley Field.

In addition to his wife, Yvonne, survivors include his three children, daughters, Shay (Tim) Cassidy of Des Moines, IA area; Kara (Scott) Haden of Quincy and son, Adam of Quincy. Grandchildren, Mason and Noah Haden, Jameson and Levi Cassidy. A sister, Sherri (Kent) Thompson of Quincy; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his mother and father-in-law, George and Fanny Naught.

Family and friends are invited to visitation on Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. If attending visitation, please wear a face mask and abide with social distancing guidelines. A private funeral mass is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fowler, IL. Interment will be private, with military honors at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Great River Honor Flight.

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From:
Angela
Fort Mill, SC
Comments:
Yvonne and family, I am so saddened to here of John's passing. I have such fond memories from the time I was a toddler up through running into him at Glenayre in the late 1990s until recently when we connected via Facebook. He was such a kind man, just like Uncle Al and I will remember him fondly. Sending prayers to all of you!
From:
Mike Foster
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Please accept my condolences. John was a great farm neighbor. I really enjoyed our talks “ across the fence”. May he Rest In Peace.
From:
Jim Lawrence
Quincy, IL
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Adam and Family. So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad/Husband. Please accept my sincere condolences. I did not know your dad but I am sure he is looking down at your entire family with pride. May time help you heal.
From:
Trish Burnett
Moline, IL
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Adam - I am sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. May you find peace in your memories of a life well lived.
From:
Dale Unmisig
Geneseo, IL
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Yvonne, so, so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was in my prayers every night because of his cancer and me being a survivor. He will be greatly missed by all. Again our condolences.
From:
Marvin and Jeanette Winking
Indianapolis, IN
Comments:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!
From:
Tim Sheely
Quincy, IL
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John, Shay, Adam, Kara, and families, my deepest sympathies to you at this time!
From:
Janet Mitchell
Montgomery, TX
Comments:
Yvonne, Adam, Shay, Kara, Sherrie and Kent: My heart breaks for you all. My memories of John are many as we (Ronnie, John, Sherrie, and I) used to play together all the time. We were all so close in age and tried real hard to stay out of trouble.
He was a great guy and I know will be missed tremendously. May God wrap His Arms around you all to help you through these tough times, and may he Rest In Peace.
From:
Karen Freels Throgmorton
Saint Louis, MO
Comments:
John and I grew up together, spending countless days out at the farm with our parents and friends. I am so sorry but am sure he went straight to heaven!
From:
Greg and Jody Frese
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Yvonne, we were so sorry to hear about John. Please know we are sending prayers your way.
From:
Deb Potts (Blankenship)
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Yvonne, I am so sorry to learn that you’ve lost John. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you suffer this huge loss.
From:
Teri & Mike Fessler
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of John’s passing. We are lifting you in prayer now and in the days to come.
From:
Duane and Sarah Dunlap
Hernando, MS
Comments:
Please accept our condolences. Shay and Tim we are praying for all of you.