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Louis William "Lou" Derscheid
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1931
Beadle County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 2013
Ocean Springs
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA

Louis "Lou" William Derscheid
October 27, 1931 - June 27, 2013

Louis William "Lou" Derscheid of Gautier passed on from this life June 27, 2013.
He was born October 27, 1931 in Yale, South Dakota. Lou served in the United States Air Force then attended South Dakota State University earning a BSEE. He transferred to this area 40 years ago and retired from Litton Data Systems as an electronics engineer. As a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, Lou served in many capacities. He was Bishop of the Pascagoula Ward for 6 years and held many other positions as well. He was very active in the community in numerous organizations. Because of his great love for his country he was an active member of the T.E.A. Party and worked the voting polls for many years. He loved life and enjoyed all sports, especially golf, basketball and dancing.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Derscheid; his mother, Lucina Pratt Christensen; his brothers, Eugene and Ronald "Red" Derscheid, and his sister, Leah Derscheid.

He leaves behind his wife, Jeri Derscheid of Gautier, MS; a son., Mark W. Derscheid (Janine) of Charlotte, North Carolina; a daughter, Teri L. McMahon (Dominick) of Ocean Springs, MS; grandchildren, Hayley, Jeffrey, Alex and Kyle Derscheid, and Nicole McMahon; sisters, Shirley Miller ( Duane) of South Dakota and Susan Buchwald of Kansas; brothers; Thomas Christensen of Kansas and Duaine Christensen of Tennessee.

Visitation will be Sunday, 5-7pm at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula, MS. Funeral Service will be Monday at 2pm at The Church of the Latter Day Saints with visitation one hour prior to service . Entombment will conclude with military honors at Jackson County Memorial Park. Those who would like may express their condolences online at

The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Primary Children's Medical Center, P O Box 58249, Salt Lake City, UT 844158-0249 or St Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Listed in OBryant OKeefe Funeral Home Obituaries. 
Jackson County Memorial Park
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Beverly Carlisle
Record added: Jun 28, 2013
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Louis William Lou Derscheid
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Louis William Lou Derscheid
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With a smile he faced life. You will always be in our hearts, Bro D.
- Beverly Carlisle
 Added: Jun. 28, 2013

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