August Lee Dusseau
August 30, 1923 – November 29, 2012
August L. Dusseau’s spirit slipped the bounds of earth peacefully at home on November 29th, 2012 after a long, courageous battle with dementia. He was born on August 30th, 1923 in Monroe, Michigan, son of August and Gladys (Stump) Dusseau. Gus was proceeded in death by his beloved wife Janice in 2004, his mother and father, four brothers and one sister. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Dusseau and her partner Kathleen Summersgill, his brother Vernon Dusseau who resides in Florida, along with many nieces, nephews and extended family in the Michigan-Ohio area. Gus enjoyed life to its fullest with immense enthusiasm and a contagious sense of optimism. He had an eager smile, firm handshake and cherished his friends like family. As a child he lived on the Dusseau family farm in Ida, Michigan. He carried that love of the earth and gardening throughout his life. One of his favorite activities was tending roses, flowers and a vegetable garden at the home he shared with Jan in Ann Arbor for 52 years. In his late teens he left the farm to work at Ford Motor Company as an apprentice tool and die maker. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1944 and became a B-17 Flight Officer. He always carried fond memories of his travels while in the military. After being honorably discharged in 1945, Gus attended Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in business in 1950. He met the love of his life Jan after college, and they were married in 1952. He was a quality control supervisor at King-Seely in Ann Arbor and went on to be a plant foreman for Chrysler in Dexter. After retiring from Chrysler, Gus worked at the University of Michigan golf course maintenance department, and later as a consultant for Sheller-Globe. He was an active member of the Elks club, enjoyed golfing and bowling with Jan, fishing on Lake Erie with Earl, attending University of Michigan football games with family and friends, and ushering at U of M basketball games as well. Gus will forever be remembered as a generous, friendly, compassionate man who always looked out for others before himself. A memorial service to celebrate Gus will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, December 4th at the Muehlig Funeral Chapel, 403 South Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Visitation will be preceding the memorial beginning at 11:00am. www.muehligannarbor.com
- Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2012
- Memorial Service Tuesday, December 4, 2012
August Lee Dusseau
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December 6, 2012
Dear Lisa...I worked at Hillside as a nurse taking care of your dad...he was a funny, light hearted, beautiful person whose smile was contagious. He was very loved and it was an honor to take care of him if only for a short while. Condolences
December 4, 2012
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Thinking of you during this sorrowful time.
Elsie ...Lurie Terrace - current & Dr. Sanda past.
December 4, 2012
On behalf of the Elfring family I extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. Your mother and my father were first cousins and it is always sad to see old family members pass on. We wouldn't be surprised if your folks aren't teeing it up together right now.
Doug & Rosemary Elfring, Saline
December 3, 2012
Lisa and Kathy - I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My sincere condolences. While I did not get the pleasure of meeting him, I know that he will continue to live through you each day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May his memory be eternal.
December 2, 2012
Sorry for your loss.
Dale R. Leslie
December 1, 2012
GUS AT HIS HAPPIEST was with family and friends in good fellowship. The up-beat, inspirational soul is depicted above at Isle Royale National Park when a John Siller-led crew of volunteers from Ann Arbor built a new headquarters building. Not a lazy bone in this dedicated worker who was a product of his family farm near Monroe and later retired with accolades from King Seeley-Chrysler Corporation, Ann Arbor. He loved his wife Jan and daughter Lisa and their's was a mutual admiration. Loud Jan stood at a Michigan football game and yelled down to the Wolverine quarterback, "Throw the G.D. ball!" Gus cringed and slid down in his seat to not be associated with Jan. But, oh, did he ever love that lady!