Bernell C. Deuser

Bernell C. Deuser, age 89 of Sorento, IL, died Friday, September 24, 2021, at Alhambra Care Center in Alhambra, IL.

He was born on Thursday, June 09, 1932, in Highland, IL, the son of Clarence and Milda (nee Weiss) Deuser.

On Monday, April 14, 1952, he married Joan L. Deuser, nee Weindel, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL, who passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020.

He was also a member of Helvetia Sharpshooters Society, Highland, IL; former member of the E & R Church, Highland, IL; former Alderman – City of Highland 1958 – 1962; former Trustee – Helvetia Township 1970 – 2000.

Born and grew up in Highland, IL; attended Kaufman Grade School, north of Highland and graduated from Highland High School in 1951. From 1953 to 1970 he operated Deuser Eggs, Highland, IL; the operation had 20,000 chickens that produced eggs. In 1970 he began working for Churchill Truck Lines, St. Louis, MO, making local deliveries, he retired in 1992. He briefly sold State Farm Insurance. He was a Trustee for the Helvetia Township for 23 years; Highland City Alderman from 1958 to 1962 (Silver Lake was built during his tenure).He enjoyed bowling, bowled for many years and on Feb 6, 1962 he bowled a perfect game. An avid hunter of racoons, fox and coyotes. He enjoyed fishing. He loved working with and helping his sons. He was always helping Gary on the farm. The past few years, he took good care of his wife during her illness.

Survivors include:
Son – David A. (Mary) Deuser, Highland, IL
Son – Thomas J. Deuser, Highland, IL
Son – Gary L. Deuser, Sorento, IL
Grandchild – Stacy R. (Husband-David Emig) Deuser, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Scott R.(Sig. Other-Jenna Goehr) Deuser, Chicago, IL
Grandchild – Brianne N. (Joseph) Turner, Sweetser, IN
Grandchild – Eli F. Emig, Saint Louis, , MO
Grandchild – Jack W. Emig, Saint Louis, MO
Step Grandchild – Jennifer (Justin) Harper, Bement, IL
Step Great Grandchild – Brittni (Steve) Vogel, Charleston, IL
Step Great Grandchild – Cori D. Harper, Bement, IL
Step Great Grandchildren – Weslei D. Harper, Bement, IL
Step Great Great Grandchildren – Josie G. Vogel, Charleston, IL.

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Clarence Christopher Deuser – Died 09/01/1966
Mother – Milda Bertha Deuser, nee Weiss – Died 08/23/1944
Wife – Joan L. Deuser (nee Weindel) – Died 03/13/2020.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, with Rev. Mary Ann Lawrence, Chaplain-Vitas Hospice, officiating.

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Home; Shriners Hospitals for Children; or Vitas Hospice.

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