Evelyn Duesterhaus, age 95, of Quincy, IL died on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Blessing Hospital.
She was born on October 8, 1923 in Quincy, the daughter of Edward & Agnes (Cramsey) Rossmiller. She married Alfred Henry Duesterhaus on May 10, 1947 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on April 30, 2014.
Mrs. Duesterhaus retired in 1988 from Holsum Bread Co. after 30 years of service. She began working at the TH Bueter Baking Co. before it was purchased by Holsum. Evelyn was a member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, the Eagles Auxiliary and enjoyed volunteer work. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women.
She is 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; six great-grandchildren, Ross & Kyle Thompson and Mason & Noah Haden; and Jameson and Levi Cassidy.
Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her husband, Evelyn was also preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters: Alta Rosenkoetter along with her husband J.V. and Irene Rossmiller.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church or the K of C. TV Mass for Shut-Ins. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
- Your mother resided at Bradford Villa with our long time neighbor,Helen. They became good buddies We visited her this afternoon and she was very saddened by Evelyn's passing. She was a sweet lady. God Bless your family. Jan and "Toot" Ewalt
Becky (Jansen) Coelho
- Ev was in the Sunshine Club with my mom. I think there is only one let now (Pat Dieker) I remember many family picnics with the group. All the women were so much fun and had a lot of good laughs. I am sorry for your loss.
Fort Mill, SC
- I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Evelyn's passing. I have so many fond memories of her and Uncle Al. She was a such a sweet and kind woman. My thoughts and prayers are with John, Sherri and their families.