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 Richard Darwin Duesler

Richard Darwin Duesler

Birth
Drumright, Creek County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 4 May 1997 (aged 74)
Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 68589054 · View Source
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FATHER: Floyd Orwin Duesler 1883-1966
MOTHER: Sylvia Louella Speaker 1888-1977
WIFE: Mary Anne Brandt 1932-
MARRIED: 4/16/1955, Tulsa, OK
CHILDREN:
* Jeanette Cecille Cowan 1956-
* Teresa Kay McIntyre 1958-
* Kathleen Marie Ferguson 1961-
* Mark Richard Duesler 1963-
* Brian Christopher Duesler 1969-

Richard Darwin Duesler: Second son of Floyd & Sylvia. Born on the Mose-Wiley oil lease between Shamrock & Drumright, OK. Had brother Robert & sister Juanita.
Served in Army Air Force for two years during WWII, stationed at Hickan Field, Oahu, HI. Obtained a certificate as an Aeronautical Engineer graduating at the top of his class from the Curtiss-Wright School of Aviation. Worked for Douglas Aircraft Co in Tulsa, OK where he was editor and chief for manuals (flight, mechanical, weight dist, etc.) Mary born in Muskogee, OK. She was a secretary at Douglas Aircraft where they met, and married at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Tulsa, OK on April 15, 1955. Richard then worked for Martin Corp in Denver where he developed check list for the moon shots. Lost job due to downsizing, so at age 40 started as a programmer at Phillips Petroleum and then developed a rate & route systems which was sold to several companies. He retired in 1985. Celebrated 40th wedding anniversary in 1995. Richard died at age 74 from heart & kidney failure. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Tulsa. Mary continues to live in Bartlesville, OK.


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  • Maintained by: Jane Duesler Iafelice
  • Originally Created by: Ann E. Hayes
  • Added: 18 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68589054
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Darwin Duesler (16 Jan 1923–4 May 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68589054, citing Calvary Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Jane Duesler Iafelice (contributor 47967958) .