Ron Deuschle

Ron Deuschle, age 78, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Thursday, January 9, 2020, at his home in Yankton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Larry Regynski officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton with military honors provided by the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post No. 791. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, January 13, 2020, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota with a rosary at 6:45 PM and a Vigil service at 7:00 PM.

Pallbearers are Steve Anderson, Jacob Huchtmeier, Bud Merkwan, Gary Pederson, Kevin Pederson, Ron Scott, Randy Smith and Bruce Viau.

Ron Deuschle was born September 29, 1941 in Sioux City, Iowa to Delmar and Helen (Skov) Deuschle. He grew up in Yankton, South Dakota and graduated from Yankton High School. He joined the United States Air Force and became a jet fighter mechanic. He then worked for Rockwell International and helped build every Apollo Space Craft that went to the moon and back. He also worked on the SC4B missile for two years until he transferred to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and built the first 15 left hand mid entree doors for the Boeing 747. He worked for the police department in Tulsa and also for the police department in Yankton, South Dakota, when he moved in 1969. He married Mary Lou Stewart on March 24, 1976 in Yankton. Ron worked as the assistant service manager at the Ford garage in Yankton for four years and then went to work at Gehl for the next 26 years spending most of that time as the National Service Manager. He then worked for Applied Engineering and as a Deputy Sherriff part time until his retirement in 2003.

Ron was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in Yankton. He loved to fish all summer at Platte Creek, camping, hunting, antique cars, motorcycles, boating, and traveling all over the world while working at Gehl’s. He was a wise cracker who had a great sense of humor, even though his illness, joking with the hospice nurses. He received wonderful care from the staff at Avera@Home and his family is very grateful for all of their amazing care and professionalism.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Deuschle of Yankton; four children: Cherie Lubbers of Omaha, Nebraska; Steve (Debbie) Deuschle of Yankton; Christine (Scott) McLeod of Bend, Oregon; and Michele Stewart of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; eight grandchildren: Tricia Anderson, Ashley Deuschle, Mae (Brent) Warner, Jacob (Tina) Huchtmeier, Andrea Deuschle, Nichole Huchtmeier, Amanda Lubbers, and Becky Lubbers; three great grandchildren: Keyen, Bailey and Huxley; and his beloved fur baby, Mitzie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marilyn.

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12 response to "Ron Deuschle"

  1. By: Fern Meyer Posted: January 12, 2020

    My deepest sympathy to all families. May Ron Rest In Peace and let the perpetual light shine upon him. His memories will never be forgotten! God Bless you all.

  2. By: Wayne & Vickie Helland Posted: January 12, 2020

    Steve & Deb , thoughts & prayers are with you.

  3. By: Jackie schmidt Posted: January 13, 2020

    Michelle and family I’m sorry for your loss may God grant you comfort during this difficult time

  4. By: Rhonda Smith Posted: January 13, 2020

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I am so sorry.

  5. By: Tammy Kokesh Posted: January 13, 2020

    MaryLou, I am so sorry!!!! I’m sending you so many hugs & kisses right now. Ron will be missed by so many–what a fun guy he was! I’ll always remember him for his smile & great laugh! You’ll be in our prayers for many months to come. We love you, Lou. All Our Love, Tammy & Dennnis

  6. By: Rhonda Mayer Bender Posted: January 13, 2020

    I am so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. By: Sharon K House Posted: January 13, 2020

    MaryLou, our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days. Ron was a wonderful man. I will always remember how gentle this big guy was with his little dog! I loved seeing him walking around carrying her. Hugs, my friend!

  8. By: Craig Anderson Posted: January 13, 2020

    Mary Lou, I was so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. He was a special guy and you both made a wonderful team. I’ll miss his humor and friendship. He was always so proud of you and your support during the many years of your marriage. Please take care and know Joyce and my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  9. By: Dan & Vicki Dolejsi Posted: January 13, 2020

    Our Deepest condolences to you and your family. Prayers for you all.

  10. By: Agnes Marie Kerr Posted: January 14, 2020

    My deepest sympathy to Mary Lou and family. May Ron Rest in Peace.

  11. By: Sr. Maribeth Wentzlaff Posted: January 14, 2020

    Mary Lou and Deb, I am so sorry for your loss! Please feel the love and support from your Catholic Daughter family! God bless and know of my prayers, Sr. Maribeth Wentzlaff

  12. By: Juanita and Larry Pokorney Posted: January 14, 2020

    We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed his humor and his friendship. He always seemed to have a smile on his face and an infectious laughter. May God give you comfort knowing that God has his arms around him.

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