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Deon R. Deuel

December 19, 2018

NORFOLK — Memorial services for Deon R. Deuel, 81, Yankton, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Home for Funerals on West Norfolk Avenue. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Deon passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, peacefully surrounded by loved ones after a short battle with brain cancer.

Deon was born Aug. 15, 1937, to Raymond and Ada Mae (Beemer) Deuel. He grew up in Norfolk and attended school there.

Deon was united in marriage to Patricia J. Patrick on Jan. 29, 1962, in Norfolk. They lived in the Norfolk area for many years before moving to Yankton in 1999 to retire. After the loss of his spouse in 2013, Deon moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., to live with his daughter.

Deon worked as a carpet layer most of his life. He did so as an independent contractor but also worked for many businesses. Deon also may be remembered in his early years as the bartender at Charlie’s bar and Jake’s Bar in Norfolk. Deon loved to hunt and fish, especially with his buddies. During football season, you could find him cheering on the Huskers.

Deon’s greatest joy in life was his family and spending time together with them.

Deon is survived by his daughters, Sheri (Tim) Ryan of Norfolk, Lisa (Chris) Rath of Randolph, Nikki Slater of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Dione (Damian) Kaup of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Michaela Gasca of Sioux Falls; his grandchildren, Lindsy Ellenberger, Landon Ryan, Amanda Haberman, Courtney Mains, Madison Unrau, Danielle Unrau, Abigail Slater and Isabella Gasca; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Kay (Jim) Leitzke; a brother-in-law, James Patrick; two sisters-in-law, Sue Weyhrich and Kathy Rabbass; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Deon was preceded in death by his spouse; his parents; his parents-in-law, Gene and Ramona Patrick; a brother, Keith Deuel; and his brothers-in-law, Milan (Bob) Patrick and Alan (Doug) Patrick.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.

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