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MONTPELIER, Iowa - Donald E. Dusenberry, 62, Montpelier, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Unity Hospital in Muscatine.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home in Muscatine. The Rev. Dennis Meador Sr. will officiate the service. Music will be provided by Carol Hetzler and Dennis Meador Jr. Pallbearers will be Larry Farless, Dick Peck, Gerald Rinnert, Dwight Schroeder, Jim Bloom and Larry Brasch. Burial will be in the Fairport Cemetery in Fairport.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 4 - 8 pm at the funeral home. A luncheon will follow at the Montpelier Fire Department.

He was born on Jan. 31, 1939, in Illinois City, Ill., the son of Raymond and Alberta Dusenberry. He married Donna C. Almandinger on April 18, 1959, in Muscatine. He enjoyed restoring antique cars and trucks, dancing, watching television and visiting with friends and family.

He was a member of the Montpelier Fire Department and had received a plaque for 20 years of service as a volunteer fireman. He drove a semi truck for John Deere for a few years, had farmed for a while, drove a milk truck and was most recently a self employed dump truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Donna, of Montpelier, and three sons, Donald F. Dusenberry, Kevin Dusenberry and his wife, Melinda, and Jeff Dusenberry, all of Montpelier, one daughter, Mindy Strong and her husband, Noah, of Montpelier; six grandchildren, David Dusenberry, Gerald Dusenberry, Zachary Strong, Stephanie Strong, Athena Strong, and Garrett Dusenberry; his mother, Alberta Dusenberry of Fairport; six brothers, Charles and his wife, Barbara, of Muscatine, DeWayne and his wife, Jacque, of Moscow, Larry of Wilton, Glenn and his wife, Vicki, of Moscow, Keith and his wife, Charlene, of Muscatine and Kenny of Muscatine; four sisters, Karen Bails and her husband, John, of Cedar Rapids, Evelyn DeVore and her husband, Kevin, of Muscatine, Sharon Dusenberry of Muscatine and Peggy Plowman of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Merle, and one sister, Joyce.
LETTS, Iowa -- Sue E. Dusenberry, 81, Letts, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at her home.

Services are pending at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine.
VALENTINE, Neb. -- Keith R. Dusenberry, 57, Valentine, Neb., formerly of Durant, died Sunday, May 4, 2003.

Services were May 8 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Valentine. Burial was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Cody, Neb.

Mr. Dusenberry was born on April 18, 1947, the son of Henry and Bernice Dusenberry. He married Candace Abbott on Sept. 18, 1968.

He graduated from Durant Community School in 1966.

He joined the U.S. Army in September 1966. He was sent to active duty in July and spent 365 days in Vietnam.

He and his wife moved to the Rocking J. Ranch in Cody in 1972.

Survivors include his wife, Candace Dusenberry of Valentine, Neb.; two daughters, Ardith Shriner and her husband, Joshua, of Junction City, Ohio, and Aimee Wilkins and her husband, James, of Bennett; grandchildren, McKayla and Zoey Shriner and Blake Wilkins; his parents, Henry and Bernice Dusenberry of Durant; a brother, Kenneth of Clinton; and numerous relatives and friends.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Charles Ray Dusenberry, 68, Muscatine, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at the Muscatine Care Center.

Graveside services were Monday, March 8, at Fairport Cemetery. Casket bearers were Cody Dusenberry, Kenneth Dusenberry Jr., Christopher Plowman, Mike Dusenberry, Glenn Dusenberry Jr. and Steve Dusenberry.

Visitation was 10 a.m.-noon Monday, March 8, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.

Mr. Dusenberry was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Muscatine, the son of Raymond Floyd and Alberta Luella Stromer Dusenberry. He married Barbara J. Mathes June 22, 1963, in Muscatine.

He was a life-long resident of the Muscatine area, working in the construction business for 30 years until his retirement.

He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. He also was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed collecting John Deere tractors.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Alberta Dusenberry of Fairport; two sons, Brian Dusenberry and friend, Delores, and Ronald Dusenberry and wife, Carolyn, all of Muscatine; a daughter, Lisa Garrison and husband, Albert, of Letts; five brothers, Keith Dusenberry and wife, Charlene, and Kenneth Dusenberry, all of Muscatine, Glen Dusenberry and wife, Vickie, Wayne Dusenberry and wife, Jackie, and Larry Dusenberry, all of Moscow; four sisters, Karen Bails and husband, John, of Cedar Rapids, Evelyn DeVore and husband, Kevin, Sharon Dusenberry and friend, Craig Coon, and Peggy Plowman, all of Muscatine; three grandchildren, Brianna and Jeremy Dusenberry, and Leslie Peters; and a sister-in-law, Donna Dusenberry.

He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Joyce; two brothers, Merle and Don; and a son, Charles Floyd Dusenberry.
DURANT, Iowa -- Henry L. Dusenberry, 87, Durant, died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Genesis Medical Center - East Campus, Davenport.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Bentley Funeral Home, Durant. The Rev. Darrin Lovelace will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by Julie Regennitter. Casket bearers are Merle Schlapkohl, Loren Schlapkohl, Dale Regennitter, Craig Regennitter, Matt Regennitter, Douglas Pingel, Gary Pingel and Rick Overton. Burial will be at the Durant Cemetery, Durant.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Durant Ambulance Service or the Durant Community Chest.

Mr. Dusenberry was born March 26, 1916, in Muscatine County, the son of Lawrence and Amanda Drumm Dusenberry. He married Bernice D. Schlapkohl April 25, 1942, in Davenport.

In his early years he farmed. He later drove a roadgrader for Muscatine County, retiring in 1984.

He was a member of the Durant Senior Citizens.

Survivors include his wife: Bernice Dusenberry; a son, Kenneth Dusenberry of Clinton; a daughter-in-law, Candace Dusenberry of Valentine, Neb.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Keith Dusenberry; a daughter-in-law, Donna Dusenberry; and a sister, Estella Bieler.
FORT ATKINSON, Wisconsin - Bessie Louise Dusenberry, 89, a former resident of Muscatine, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.
Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary's Cemetery, Muscatine. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Bessie was born on February 13, 1918, in Muscatine, the daughter of Frank W. and Margarete M. Litchenhouse Graham. She married Edward Dusenberry on November 22, 1947, in Muscatine County. He preceded her in death in 1995.
Survivors include her sons, Ronald Dusenberry of Prescott, Arizona, and James Dusenberry of Jefferson, Wisconsin; and one brother, William Graham of Muscatine.
She was preceded by her parents, her husband, three brothers, and three sisters.
FAIRPORT, Iowa - Alberta L. Dusenberry, 88, Fairport, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at her home.

Burial will be at Fairport Cemetery. Casket bearers are Sherri Conaway, Mindy Strong, Melissa Dusenberry, Melinda Proctor, Valerie Dusenberry and Christine Bails. Honorary casket bearers are her other grandchildren.

Mrs. Dusenberry was born Aug. 30, 1918, in New Sharon, the daughter of James and Ella Wilcox Stromer McKee. She married Raymond Dusenberry on March 20, 1935, in Muscatine.

She was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and gardening, but most of all, she enjoyed taking care of and raising her children.

Survivors include five sons, Dewayne Dusenberry and wife Jacque, Larry Dusenberry and Carol Cubbage and Glen Dusenberry and wife Vicki, all of Moscow, Keith Dusenberry and wife Charlene and Kenny Dusenberry and Linda Jarrett, all of Muscatine; four daughters, Karen Bails and husband John of Cedar Rapids, Evelyn Devore and husband Kevin and Sharon Dusenberry and Craig Coons, all of Muscatine, and Peggy Plowman of Moscow; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Charles (Barb) Dusenberry and Mrs. Donald (Donna) Dusenberry; 31 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a special neighbor, Lisa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, four brothers, three sons, one daughter, two grandsons and one great-great grandson.
DURANT, Iowa — Bernice D. Dusenberry, 88, of Durant, died on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Hein Manor in Durant.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2008, Bentley Funeral Home, Durant. The Rev. Jay Regennitter will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by Julie Regennitter. Serving as honorary casket bearers will be Bob Dusenberry, Jeff Dusenberry, Don Dusenberry, James Wilkins and Josh Shriner. Serving as casket bearers will be Merle Schlapkohl, Loren Schlapkohl, Dale Regennitter, Craig Regennitter, Mark Regennitter, Douglas Pingel, Gary Pingel, and Rick Overton. Interment will take place at the Durant Cemetery, Durant.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2008, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Hein Manor in her memory.

Bernice was born May 8, 1920, to William and Anna Johansen Schlapkohl in Muscatine. She married Henry L. Dusenberry on April 25, 1942, in Davenport. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2004.

She was a member of Durant Senior Citizens. She enjoyed playing cards, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles and sewing.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her son, Kenneth Dusenberry of Clinton; her daughter-in-law, Candace Dusenberry of Valentine, Nebraska; her grandchildren, Don Dusenberry of Detroit, Michigan, Jeff Dusenberry of Boston, Massachusetts, Bob Dusenberry of Jacksonville, Florida, Ardith Shriner and husband, Josh of Junction City, Ohio, Aimee Wilkins and husband, James Wilkins of Bennett; five great-grandchildren; her brother, Robert Schlapkohl and wife, Dorothy, of Stockton; her sisters, Erma Pingel and husband, Merle, of Dixon and Florence Regennitter of Wheatland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Keith Dusenberry and her daughter-in-law, Donna Dusenberry.

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