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Dorance R. Don "Mud Duck" Kurschinke Sr

October 11, 1934 — February 19, 2017

Dorance R.  Don “Mud Duck” Kurschinske Sr, age 82, of Pevely, Missouri, passed away on February 19, 2017, at his home. He was born October 11, 1934, in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Don was a 20 year retired TSGT for the USAF and member of the VFW Festus. He enjoyed playing pool and family gatherings.


He is survived by:


Son-Clyde Kurschinske, of Pevely, Missouri

Son-Dorance Kurschinske Jr., of Cedar Hill, Missouri

Son-Donald (Linda Reid) Kurschinske, of Cedar Hill, Missouri

Daughter-Debra Schearer-Kurschinske, of Pevely, Missouri

Daughter-Linda (Samuel) Drinnin, of Hillsboro, Missouri


His Grandchildren-D’artangnan, Joshua, Jessica, Mike, Melissa, Jennifer, Amy, Amanda, Chelsie, Joey, Jenna, Rachel, Jason, Matthew, Samuel “Lee,” and August R.


 Also survived by 29 great grandchildren, cousins, other extended family and friends.



Preceded in death by:


Wife-Cecelia Jane Kurschinske

Son-Gary L. Kurschinske

Father-Richard W. Kurschinske

Mother-Mable Kurschinske


Memorial Service April 3, 2017, from 5 to 7pm at Cedar Hill First Baptist, Cedar Hill, Missouri.


Interment of ashes will take place at Jefferson Barrack’s National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.





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Service Schedule

Past Services

Burial of Cremains

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Jefferson Barrack's National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125

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