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Ronald "Ronnie" Duesterhaus

Ronald "Ronnie" Duesterhaus

Ronald H. "Ronnie" Duesterhaus age 82, of Mendon, IL, died on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 1:45 p.m. in Blessing Hospital.
Ronnie was born on December 24, 1937, in Quincy, the son of Vullmar "Boon" and Agnes (Genenbacher) Duesterhaus. He married Barbara L. Neisen on May 17, 1958, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, and she survives. Ronnie was a lifelong farmer. He raised hogs and enjoyed spending time in the fields.

Ronnie served in the U.S. Army Reserves. As a member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Mendon, he was active in the Men's Club. Ronnie had served as a 4-H Leader and softball coach for many years. He was a member of the Mendon Lions Club and served on the board of the Ursa Farmer's Co-Op for ten years.

Ronnie was an avid sports fan who supported his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in all of their activities. He also enjoyed watching all types of sports on television. Ronnie bowled for many years. He truly loved time on the tractor, mowing his grass, and "Papa Ronnie" adored giving his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren rides on his side-by-side.

Survivors include his wife Barbara and their five children:
Daryl (Dara) Duesterhaus of Mendon; Kent (Stacy) Duesterhaus; Denise (Dave) Taylor; Jeff (Krys) Duesterhaus and Ronna (Daniel) Roberts all of Quincy. Eleven Grandchildren: Bret (Michelle) Duesterhaus; Erin (Andy) Frazier; Jill (Josh) Venvertloh; Blake (Bailee) Duesterhaus; Melinda (Austin McNeil) Brown; Chase Brown; Lainey (Andrew Jurgesmeyer) Brown; Brenner (Rayvin Knox) Duesterhaus; Benet Duesterhaus; Lacey (Noah Brinkman) Roberts; and Lauren Roberts. Eight Great-Grandchildren: Abby and Evan Wolfmeyer; Cora and Evelyn Frazier; Josie and Jace Venvertloh; Ayda and Myla Duesterhaus. Several brothers-and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews also survive.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents and mother-and father-in-law Frank and Mabel Neisen.

A private funeral mass is planned. The Mass will be available to view live on the St. Anthony of Padua Facebook page on Monday, November 23, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeff Stone, celebrant. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph Cemetery. All family and friends are invited to the cemetery and are asked to wear face masks and observe social distancing guidelines. Memorials are suggested to the Adams County Fair Swine Barn or St. Edward Catholic Church Men's Club.

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From:
Ruth Ann Duesterhaus Bosse
Saint Louis, MO
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So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From:
Lucy Baltsen
Greeley, CO
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So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. He will be missed. Sending you all prayers
From:
Amy Duesterhaus Burke
Arlington Heights, IL
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Dear Barb and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Ronnie’s death. These are very hard times for funerals and remembrances. I remember the last time the cousins were together just a little over a year ago. I offer my deepest sympathy and prayers.
Amy
From:
Paul Veile
Quincy, IL
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Barb
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
I had a great time bowling with Ronnie.
From:
Lori and Rich Rossmiller
Liberty, IL
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We are so sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing. He was a wonderful man and we always enjoyed talking with him and Barb as they were always together. Heaven gained another great angel! He will be greatly missed!
From:
Mark A. Wiewel
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Barb & Family
Sorry for your loss.
Eternal rest Ronnie
Chaplain Mark Wiewel
Blessing Hospital
From:
Don and Diana McCleary
Liberty, IL
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Dear Barb and family, We are praying God will comfort you and hold you in His arms now and in the days to come. So sorry.
From:
Joyce Miller Grimes
Westerville, OH
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Dear Barb & Family,
We are so saddened to hear of your loss. I have such fond memories of our visit to your beautiful home last year. Ron was so welcoming and cheerful. May the Peace of the Lord be with you always.
From:
Terry and Bonnie Kistner
Quincy, IL
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Heartfelt condolences to the Duesterhaus family.
From:
Jeanne (Gunn) Gilbert
quincy, IL
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Barb and family: I'm so so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From:
Scott Bruenger
Loraine, IL
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So sorry to the whole Duesterhaus Family for your loss. My God be with you and comfort you. You are all in our Prayers. Scott and Loretta
From:
GREGORY A SANDIDGE
basco, IL
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Barb,
Kent, Daryl, Jeff, Denise, Ronna

We are very sorry for your loss of your father. May the two foot prints in the sands of life merge into one and help carry your family through this difficult time.

He was a true American Hometown Hero. We would like to first thank him for his service to our country. Your parents were a true living example of what family meant. We admired your entire family. You all are great people and the community could see how great your dad was in the community.

I know Ronnie was involved in so many Church Activities at St Edwards Church and many other community activities. He gave freely of his time and talents to many organizations.

The lights from Heaven are shining bright tonight welcoming Ronnie into the Heavens. He will be missed here on earth, but Heaven has gained another great one from earth. We will see his light shine down from Heaven to earth.

Our prayers are with your entire family.

Greg Sherri Trevor Jonathan
Sandidge

Amy Sandidge
Zach and Cassandra Nevins

Sharon Sandidge
From:
Damiel J Doe[[man
Quincy, IL
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so very sorry to hear of your lose. He was always there to help whenever needed. stay strong and love to all the family.
From:
Marjorie Hyer
Mendon, IL
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Love and prayers are with you all. God is good so keep the Faith. Marge
From:
Jane & Mark Dietrich
Quincy, IL
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Prayers for peace and comfort and understanding during this difficult time
From:
Larry Smith
Skillman, NJ
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My sincere condolences to the Duesterhaus family. My dad and I farmed "long island" with Ronnie, Darrel, Kent and Jeff and worked very closely together. Ronnie was always very kind and hard working. He was quick to laugh and a great family man. He will be greatly missed.
From:
Sherry Ward
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
Denise,

Thinking of you and your family
From:
Sherry Ward
Palmyra, MO
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Denise,

Thinking of you and your family
From:
Sherry Ward
Palmyra, MO
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Denise - Thinking of you and your family.
From:
mike baker
quincy, IL
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so sorry for your families lost always liked Ron thought he was a great guy,farmer,and family man
From:
Mary Alice Minor
Lombard, IL
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His smile will be missed. Our thoughts and prayer are with the family.
From:
James and Mary Ann Wray
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So sorry for your loss. Ronnie was a great guy. James always loved any visit with Ronnie. Sending prayers.
From:
Beatrice Blickhan
Ursa, IL
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Ron Duesterhaus family

You have our deepest sympathy on your loss. We enjoyed seeing you Barb and Ron at Mass. Also, talking to Ron and seeing that big smile on his face. You have our deepest sympathy and pray God will send His peace to all of you. We are offering prayers for all of you. Edward and Bea Blickhan
From:
Carole Zimmerman Hermann
Belleville, IL
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Daryl and family, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Losing a parent is a hard thing to go through. May you seek the love of Our Lord as you go through this difficult time.
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Quincy Fire Department--Shift 3
Quincy, IL
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Jeff and Family,
On behalf of QFD shift 3 we extend our condolences for your loss.
May Ronald rest in peace and may you all find strength in each other at this time.
From:
Jerry & Joyce (Peters) Sanders
Quincy,, IL
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Dear Barb & family, So very sorry for your loss. Our families knew each other my whole life. Ronnie was such a great person. I'm guessing he and Rich are up there talking "old times" right now. Your family is in our prayers.
From:
Linda K Dietrich
Mendon, IL
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Barb and Family, My sincere condolences for your loss. Ron was a great guy and will be missed. Yous are in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Michael McClain
Quincy, IL
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Unfortunately I have not seen Ron for some years but we use to bump into each other all the time. He was a kind and gracious man. A wonderful sense of humor and honor. My thoughts and prayers to the family......He is surely in Heaven.....God bless, Mike McClain
From:
Doug Woodworth
URSA, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. I will miss talking to Ron when i come get feed.