Donald William Theusch, Sr

September 23, 1930 - September 29, 2007
Donald William Theusch, Sr

Donald William Theusch Sr. died Saturday September 29, 2007, at home.

Born September 23, 1930, in Kenmare, ND, the son of the late Gerhard John (Jack) Theusch and Odelia Schumacher. He is preceded by his brother Julian, and Sister Agatha.
Don retired from the US Navy , serving 1947-1967 during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. During his retirement he loved to spend time with his family, fishing and his dogs ( Queenie, Tiki, Chop Chop, Casper and Kim).
Surviving is his beloved wife, Virginia Carol Theusch of 48 years; and his loving children, Tammy Myrie (Michael Beasley), Donna Odelia (Gil Navarrette), and Donald William Theusch Jr. (Maggie). He is also survived by his Grandchildren, Sonja (Kelly), Jessica (Joe), William III, Jack (Marlena), Garrett, Jason, Julia, Cara, McNeil, Sergio, Yitzel and 2 Great Grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Selina Rose, Eileen Clara, Luella Margaret, Marvin Wilfred, Marjorie Catherine and Ellen Laura. . His sister-in-law Marie Miller, Madeline Batson (Robert), brother-in-law Wilton Harris (Veronica), and many nieces and nephews. Private services pending
Donald will be laid to rest at Oleander Memorial Gardens. The family would like to express a special note of thanks and appreciation to all who made Donald’s life so special. He never met a stranger!


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  • October 01, 2007
    Mike and Louise Smith says:
    Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.

  • October 01, 2007
    Sonja and Kelly Henry says:
    Grandpa, We love you SO much!!! You were my Rock and EVERYTHING that stood for good. My Dad, My Hero, My Grandpa, My Everything! You were always there. The Jack of All Trades. The Teacher. The Mentor. "Not bad for an ol' Truck Driver" was my favorite saying of yours. I miss you winking at me and your "Rabbit Face". To my Family~We are here and we love you!!! Stay strong for Grandpa! To my Grandma~He loved you more than life and is still here for you...Don't forget that. You have all of us to rely on...Aunt Marie, Aunt Madeline, Mom, Aunt Donna, Uncle Billy, Me & Kelly, Garrett AND all of your grandkids and great grandkids. We love you Grandpa and rest for us. We will make it. And, don't worry, we will take care of Grandma! I promise!!!! Sonja

  • October 02, 2007
    Sara and Derrick says:
    Sonja and Kelly-we are so sorry to hear about your loss. You both are some of our closest friends and we are here for you. Your grandfather must have been a man of such integrity because it shows in you Sonja. I am sorry we never got to meet him, but know that you both are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • November 16, 2007
    Donna and Gil says:
    Dad. Still forever thinking of you. We put a beautiful plaque at your site with all the other beautiful things that your loving family has placed there. We are all holding on to each other and our memories will forever go on as time passes. Mom still has her moments as we all do. However, we all are there for her no matter what! We love you! Gil and Donna

  • October 03, 2007
    Maggie&Glen Knight&famly says:
    Dear Carol and famly so sorry to hear about Don We will miss him .I think often about the Times we had snowmobiling up north and the camp. Those were good times and great memories . and I will never forget the racing and the fact that if not for Don I would not have been able to race. Iwill tell every one I know about Don