Dorothy Duschek

Dorothy L. Duschek

Friday, September 5th, 1930 - Thursday, November 5th, 2020
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Dorothy L. (Kepp) Duschek, 90, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 at her home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Rev. Michael Roth officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Run Cemetery in St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Berrien County Youth Fair-Dog Dept. or Trinity Lutheran Church-St. Joseph. Those wishing to sign Dorothy’s Memory Book online may do so at

Dorothy was born September 5, 1930 in Benton Harbor to Herman & Molly (Behnke) Kepp. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School, Class of 1949. On February 4, 1961 she married Rudolph “Rudy” Duschek, Jr. in St. Joseph. Dorothy was employed by Whirlpool Corp. for forty-three years, retiring in 1996 from the IT Department. She enjoyed going out to breakfast & lunch with her fellow retirees. Dorothy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, the Hummel Club & the German Club. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, reading and collecting Hummels.

Dorothy leaves behind her son Joseph R. (Julia) Duschek and her beloved granddaughter Heather M. Duschek, all of St. Joseph; and numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Rudy on March 14, 2019, her parents, her siblings & spouses-Bessie (Harvey) Gross, Henry (Margaret) Kipp, Elsie (Jack) Baiers, Herb (Angie) Kipp, Marie (Harold) Ast, Tillie Reisig, Albert Kepp, Edward Kepp, and her canine companions-Snickers, Pixie, Robin, Tootsie, Topsie and Snookie.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 1:00pm
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Masks & Social Distancing will be required for both the Visitation & Service. Memorial donations in Dorothy's name may be made to the Berrien County Youth Fair-Dog Department or Trinity Lutheran Church-St. Joseph.
  • Interment

    Spring Run Cemetery
    M-139/US-33, on the east and west sides of the road
    Scottdale, MI
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Linda Lynch LeFevre

Posted at 04:55pm
Joe, Julia, Heather and Duschek family. I am so very sorry to hear Aunt Dorothy passing away. She is and always be a special, caring, loving lady. My heart goes out to you all. Prayers of comfort, strength and peace. May God hold you all tight through this time. God Bless you all.

Sandy Ross

Posted at 11:57am
Joe and family, I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Dorothy's passing. She was a wonderful and loving aunt. How blessed our family is that she researched our (Kepp/Kipp) family and shared with us the background and story of our family! My love goes out to you all, may God give you His peace and take comfort that those who love will be reunited in eternity. Love, Sandy

J steinke

Posted at 09:00am
Sympathy to the family. I really enjoyed Dorothy when we were in Tops club. She was a special person, always friendly and smiling. She will be missed im sure.

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