Gordon Duer, 88,
of Waupun, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Prairie Ridge
Assisted Living in Waupun with the comfort of his family at his side.
Gordon was born
March 23, 1927 in Fond du Lac County the son of Rozell and Marjorie French
Duer. He enlisted in the US Navy where he served for five years and four
months. On May 20, 1949 he married Gladys Beekman at the Waupun City Hall.
Following their marriage the couple resided near Oakfield where they farmed
until 1981, at which time they moved to Waupun. Gordon was employed by National
Rivet as a machinist. Gordon was an active member of American Legion Post #210
of Waupun. He was also a member of First
Reformed Church in Waupun.
survived by five children: Carol Duer (Maureen “Teetoo” Buteyn) of Beaver Dam,
Gordon (Janeen) Duer Jr. of Groton, CT, Michael (Susan) Duer of Leroy, Valerie
Duer (Harold “Bud” Guenther) of Eldorado, and Jeff (Sara) Duer of Waupun; ten
grandchildren: Jennifer (Josh) Wessell, Gordon Duer III, Elizabeth (Colton) Duer,
Stacey (Jason) Kayser, Melissa (Justin) Regner, Nathaniel (Angela) Haug, Trevor
(Anna) Haug, Jonathan Duer, Kimberly Duer, and Tristan Duer; six
great-grandchildren: Zeke Wessell, Ryan Kayser, Bryce Kayser, Elyssa Kayser,
Leon Hage, and LeAnna Duer; two brothers-in-law: Lawrence (Evelyn) Beekman of
Randolph and Harold (Cheri) Beekman of Neshkoro; and nieces and nephews.
preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, on May 9, 2014; a daughter, Debra Kay; and
two sisters: Eva Gerritson and Marion Allan.
for Gordon Duer will be held Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11 a.m. at
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. J.D. McCarty officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery
in Waupun where American Legion Post #210 of Waupun will perform military
honors. Friends and relatives may call
on the family on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in
Waupun and on Thursday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of
Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at
www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send