Jon Jay Duerscherl

April 16, 1953December 24, 2012
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Age 59

Passed away on Christmas Eve with his loving wife by his side at their home in Lake Elmo after a courageous battle with cancer. Jon was born in St. Paul on April 16 1953. He is preceded in death by Parents, John Duerscherl and Irene Duerscherl and Brother, Terry Duerscherl. He graduated from Sibley High School in 1971 and worked for Rainbow Foods for 38 years. He will be remembered for his great laugh, sense of humor, brilliant mind and ability to fix anything. Jon is survived by his Wife, Carol; Children, Diana (Brett Brinkman), John (Sarah Duerscherl), Jeanna (Jason Duncan) and Todd Sazenski (Bonnie O’Shields); Granddaughters, Dakota and Evelyn; Sister, Gloria DeWolf; Niece, Dawn Biessener (Doug Biessener); and Family Friend, Grace Velure. The family would like to thank Jen Ogden with Allina Hospice for the loving care she provided. Visitation on Friday January 4, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a Service beginning at 5:00 PM at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury. Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.


  • Evening Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, January 4, 2013

Jon Jay Duerscherl

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April 16, 2013

Happy 60th Birthday Dad!! I miss you so much! I love you!
Love, Diana

The Jeffers Family & The Jeffers-Olson Family

January 8, 2013

Our Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you who loved Jon but especially Jons family during this difficult time. What we remember about Jon his great sense of humor. He was a lot of fun to be around. Years ago we spent lot of hours snowmobliling together. May he rest in peace.

Our Deepest Sympathy.

Nicole Schoenfelder

January 6, 2013

Carol and Family,
I have served Jon and Guy at Red Robin for many years and I cannot begin to feel your pain. He was a great man and will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his love for Carol! My heart goes out to all of you in this hard time.

Shawn Lusk

January 5, 2013

Carol and family -
My condolences. I worked with John years ago at Rainbow. He was a great, great person. I looked up to John and I could always count on him on both a work and personal level. He was a very caring man. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him.
God bless and rest in peace my friend.

Jackie Sazenski-Sullivan

January 5, 2013

Carol, Todd & Jon's children that I didn't have the privilege of meeting - no condolence, no words, and really, no act of kindness can do much to ease the pain of your loss. All it can say is that we understand and you do not stand alone in the depth of your grief. I was always so grateful that Jon came into your life, Carol (& Todd). He was someone whose love alone could bring the healing to some of the heartbreak in your life. And wow, did he ever. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. My entire family sends their love, prayers & thoughts to you at this very difficult time. We love you so much!

Jackie Sazenski-Sullivan

January 4, 2013

Carol & Todd (with Jon's children I never had the privilege to meet) - the loss unthinkable, the pain unbearable, the love unending...all I can do or say, is to whisper, I understand. And if needed, I'm here.

Jim & Heather Whebbe

January 4, 2013

Carol and Family -
We are so sorry to hear about Jon. He was a great man with a great sense of humor. We have many fond memories of our friend from across the alley and think of him often. I can still picture him working in his garage, laughing and shaking his head while watching our little boys get into mischief in the driveways/alley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

chris huffman

January 4, 2013

Jon you where the best rest in peace

January 4, 2013

Carol, I am sorry i never met John. As time goes on, and you want to visit i would love to hear more about him. You have told me that he is a GOOD MAN... I am sure he was. I am only a phone call away. Take care, God Bless
Love Alare

January 4, 2013


We will all miss you!!!

Doug Tipka ( Lakeville,MN )