Billy Earl Dusza, 71, of Doniphan, Missouri, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Billy, the son of John and Mary (Kovach) Dusza, was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, on September 7, 1940. Bill graduated from Naylor High School and moved back to Doniphan from St. Louis when he took over his father’s business. Bill also formerly owned and operated D & D Tire and Service, a pawn shop, and made fishing tackle. He enjoyed fishing, raising gardens and beagles. He was a former Ripley County Memorial Hospital board member.
On March 17, 1961, he was married to Patsy Toler in St. Louis. She survives.
Other survivors include one son Steven Dusza and wife, Caroline, of Doniphan; one daughter Grace Dusza Douglas and husband, Mike, of Bolivar, Missouri; one brother John Dusza and wife, Barbara, of Oxly, Missouri; one sister Lena Rowe and husband, Larry, of Paragould, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren
Billy was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Michael Earl Dusza
Visitation for Mr. Dusza will be held Friday May 11, 2012, at the Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan from noon to 2:00 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Glen Toler officiating. Burial will be in the Doniphan City Cemetery.