Miles D. Duckert
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Miles Dexter Duckert, age 94, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 27, 2017. He was born on March 12, 1922, in Cottage Grove, to Harold and Mabel (Hoveland) Duckert. Miles was baptized at West Koshkonong and confirmed at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Cottage Grove, WI. This was his life long affiliation where he married and served as both deacon and elder. He graduated from Madison East High School in 1939, where he met Bertha Squire, they married on June 20, 1941, and celebrated 74 years of marriage before her death in 2015. In December of 1942, Miles entered the Army and served in Europe with the 639th Anti-Aircraft Automatic Weapons Battalion, Battery B at the Battle of the Bulge. He returned home in 1946. Miles and Bertha moved to Sun Prairie in 1947, but he was called back to serve in Japan during the Korea War from 1951-52. He then served in the National Guard as a Captain. Miles owned his own milk hauling business in Sun Prairie from 1953-61. Then worked for Bednar Transfer as a mechanic and school bus driver until 1965. His last job was at Kayser Motors in Madison until his retirement in 1985. In his retirement he made new friends working part time at the United Methodist Center in Sun Prairie. Miles was a member of the Cottage Grove Historical Society and the American Legion Post both in Sun Prairie and Cottage Grove.
He is survived by his son, Dale (Connie) Duckert, Omaha, NE; daughters, Colleen (Jim) Cavalluzzi, Big Bend, WI, and Karen (Bob) Hutson, North Carolina; grandchildren, Dennis (Sandi) Duckert, Omaha, NE, Brendan Hutson, North Carolina and Bradley Hutson, USAF, stationed in South Korea; 3 great-grandchildren, Jodi, Jami and Nicholas Duckert of Omaha, NE; sister in laws, Maureen Duckert, Joanne Squire, Laura Moore and Edith Fillner; dear friend, Mary Ripp; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Miles was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bertha, a brother, Douglas Duckert, sisters, Mary Duckert, Audrey Duckert and Lorraine (John) Imhoff. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends from church.
A funeral service will be held at BRYN MAWR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 229 N. Main Street, Cottage Grove, on Friday, February 3, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Matthew Ploeger officiating. A visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens in Sun Prairie.
It is only as adults that we fully appreciate the hard decisions and sacrifices you made for us. Through good times and bad you have been our rock, always there. As our family has grown to include husbands and wives children and grandchildren you have brought us together to celebrate life. We looked to you and saw devotion to family, hard work, patience and courage. You always had a twinkle in your eye and a ready smile. We love you more than words can say. Love you Daddy.
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