Details for John Jack Duesterbeck, Jr.

September 4, 1933 - February 19, 2018

Fort Atkinson/Janesville, WI -- John F. “Jack” Duesterbeck Jr., age 84, passed away on Monday February 19, 2018 at Rainbow Hospice in a peaceful sleep. Jack was born September 4, 1933, in Delavan, WI, to John and Frieda (Koestler) Duesterbeck, Sr. The family moved to their farm in Fort Atkinson. He graduated from Fort Atkinson High School in 1952. In his early years, he delivered milk and other dairy products to homes for Healthway Dairy. He worked for General Motors in Janesville for more than 30 years, and retired in 2003. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and fixing just about anything. He liked to say that he was the “Jack” of all trades and the master of none. His greatest joy came from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren that he dearly loved.

John is survived by his children: Sandy Duesterbeck of Sun Prairie, Judy (Tom) Heidebrecht of Cambridge, Mary Jo Fowler (Todd Brom) and Jerry Duesterbeck (Jane Benisch) of Fort Atkinson, Janel (Mark) Naatz of Janesville; grandchildren: Eric Heidebrecht, Nichole (Chad) Smith, Jason Fowler (Grant Stroobants), Christopher Duesterbeck, Jaylyn Duesterbeck, Nolan and Addisyn Akerberg; great-grandchildren: Tony Gugel (fiancée Kirsten Garza), Tyler Pennewell, Alyssa Mullen; Allyson, Jonathan, and Domanic Duesterbeck; step-children, Bernadette (Rory) Walker, Louis (Patricia) Marschik; step-grandchildren: Grace Walker, Zachary Marschik, Joseph Marschik, Colton Marschik; step-great-grandchild, Emerson Marschik; sisters, Alice Hills of Burlington, Donna Paff of Janesville; brother, Fernie Duesterbeck of Missouri; and Colletta Terneus Duesterbeck of Janesville, mother of Bernadette, Louis, and Janel; and other nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Bernard, George, Lester, Hebert, and Vernon Duesterbeck; sister, Marlene Carlisle; granddaughter, Stacie Lynn Gugel; and Elaine Duesterbeck, mother of Sandy, Judy, Mary Jo and Jerry.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 2, at 11:30 a.m. at the Dunlap Memorial Home, 604 S. Main St, Fort Atkinson, with Pastor Kevin Butler presiding. Friends may call on Friday after 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will occur at a future date. As an expression of sympathy, you may wish to consider memorials Rainbow Hospice, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, or a charity of one’s choice.

A special thanks to the Blackhawk Senior Residence for their loving care over the last six years; a place that dad called "home." The family would also like to thank the staff at Rainbow Hospice and Alden Estates of Jefferson.

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