Donald Don Francis Pesch

Donald "Don" Francis Pesch

Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 25 Feb 2010 (aged 80)
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 48882058 · View Source
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Donald F. Pesch, age 80, of Austin, MN died Thursday, February 25, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. Don was born on August 13, 1929, in Austin, MN to George and Irene (Thein) Pesch. He attended Rose Creek schools, and graduated from high school in 1946. After graduation he served in the Marines until 1948. He was stationed in Guam and Japan. On November 18, 1950, he was united in marriage to Jane M. Uschold at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin, MN. Don was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 10. He worked in his trade for 45 years. Don began his apprenticeship in the sheet metal trade while working at Ideal Heating and Sheet Metal Company from 1949-1964. He became a journeyman in 1952. He began his employment with Scheid Plumbing and Heating Company (now Himec-Scheid) and worked there until his retirement in December of 1992. Don was a charter member of St. Edward's Catholic Church, and served on the church's finance committee and did volunteer work for the church's building projects. He also served on the Oak Park Village Board of Directors. Don enjoyed reading (the Austin Public Library was like his second home), traveling, fishing, playing cards and watching his grandchildren's music and sporting events. Survivors include his wife of almost 60 years, Jane Pesch, Austin, MN; three sons, David (Beth) Pesch, Rochester, MN; Daniel Pesch, Rochester, MN; Thomas Pesch, (friend Carol Erickson), Chanhassen, MN; two daughters, Dianne (Daniel) Miller, Austin, MN; Carolyn (Paul) Czaplewski, Hayfield, MN; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Richard) Pacholl, Austin, MN, Rose Flagg, Blaine, MN; one brother, Gerald (Cheryl) Cedar Rapids, IA; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Jasinski; and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Irene Pesch; a son, Michael; five brothers, Richard, Glen, Robert, William and James; and brother-in-law, Jack Flagg. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010, at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Joe Fogal officiating. There will be a 7:00 p.m. wake service on Sunday, February 28, 2010, at Mayer Funeral Home. Friends and family may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday and also one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes and Mayer Funeral Home. Blessed be his memory.

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