Richard (Dick) V Dusenbery

Richard (Dick) V Dusenbery, age 92, a longtime resident of Alma, WI died peacefully at his daughter’s home in Edina, MN on February 16, 2021. He lived a long, and vivid life as a husband and father of three.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Mary, who he missed fiercely for the last 2 years. He is survived by daughter Dr. Kathryn Dusenbery (Jay Julius)of Edina, MN, and sons David (Cindi)of Lansing MI, John of San Diego CA; as well as 5 grandchildren, Nicole (Mark Allen) , Emma (Kate O’Brien), Samuel (Anna Helland), Elizabeth and Matthew (Taylor Boucher).
Dick was born on August 16, 1928 in Independence, WI where he was a star high school basketball player. He then attended University of Kentucky graduating with a degree in business.
A Korean War vet, he served in the Army stationed in Germany, after which he joined the Retail Credit Company in 1955, which brought him and his family from Winona to Detroit, Lansing, Atlanta, Chicago and finally Madison. Dick and Mary and loved living on the Mississippi River where they built a retirement home on the bluff and spent many happy years taking pontoon rides, sitting on their deck and enjoying the lock and dam with their much adored golden retrievers.
Dick lived a graceful life displaying loyalty, kindness and friendship to all who knew him. He was a steadfast breakfaster at his favorite spot, the Alma Hotel, and a dependable participant in the local Legion’s fish frys and pumpkin growing schemes. He was an avid news junkie, bookworm and sportsman, rarely missing a sportscast; known to his friends as “Duck” Dusenbery, he was also an able angler. His grandchildren fondly recall his taste for ketchup, Neccos and cigars, and his boundless encouragement and pride in each of their successes in life. He will be missed by all who knew him.
The family is planning a celebration of Dick’s (and Mary’s) life later this summer. Talbot Family Funeral Homes of Alma, WI assisted the family. Memories may be shared at


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