Donald Lee Dusenberry
06/25/1946 -

Donald Lee Dusenberry, 76, of Muscatine, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Services will be Saturday, November 12th, 2022 at 11:00 am with visitation prior to the service from 9:00 – 11:00 am. The service will be held at the Ralph J Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser Street, Muscatine with burial following at the Island Cemetery in Fruitland. Online condolences for the family may be left at Memorials may be made to the Warrior Dog Foundation.

Donald was born June 25th, 1946 in Muscatine, the son of Austin and Sue Green Dusenberry. He married Lori Plank on September 20th , 1980.

Donald was a quiet, unassuming man who preferred to stay in the background yet was very protective of his wife, Lori, daughter, Mandi and son-in-law, Ben. A very humble man, though Don never seemed to realize his importance in this world and his impact on others, through his patience, support and unwavering love, he truly was the wind beneath his family’s wings.

Donald worked at Linde as an operator/ass’t manager for over forty years and remained with the
company through many transitions. Don was a US Army veteran having actively served in Vietnam with the 82nd Airborne Division. Following his military service, he carried an immense appreciation for his home and a great respect for his fellow servicemen.

Growing up on a farm, Don loved to garden and truly had a green thumb. He enjoyed experimenting with cross-breeding plants, particularly flowers and could bring the most dire looking plants back to life.

Don loved nature and being outdoors. He loved animals and enjoyed watching the wildlife that came to feed in his backyard, especially the deer that brought their fawns each spring. He had a
special place in his heart for horses and cats and together with his wife, rescued well over twenty-five cats throughout their forty-two year marriage. He was an avid sports fan, enjoying football and hockey. Don’s greatest passion however was baseball. He was a devoted Cubs fan his entire life with their 2016 World Series win being an amazing high point for him.

Donald was an incredible father with an extraordinary and extremely close bond with his daughter, Mandi. He instilled his love for the Cubs in his daughter and together they enjoyed many games at Wrigley Field. Don’s eyes lit up when he entered Wrigley and he literally beamed. His smile was never wider.

Donald is survived by his wife, Lori, his daughter Mirandi Dickerson and husband, Benjamin of North Liberty; three sisters, Shirley Green of Bettendorf, Susan Green of Columbus Junction and Betty Lawrence and husband, Steve of Fruitland.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Lorri Green.