Obit: Struensee, Donald Larry #2 (1964 - 2009)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Struensee, Krosinski, Klein, High, Richtmyre, Backaus, Murphy, Oldham, Young, Trewyn

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 15, 2009

Struensee, Donald Larry (10 August 1964 - 8 April 2009)

Donald Struensee, 44, of Granton died Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at the Wausau Aspirus Hospital in Wausau.

Donald Larry Struensee was born August 10, 1964, in Neillsville, the son of Dale and Barbara (Krosinski) Struensee. He attended Neillsville Public Schools. Later Don moved to Colorado Springs, CO, to work. He owned and operated Struensee Trucking in Colorado for seven years. He moved back to Neillsville May 30, 2007 and began working for Tesmer Construction, where he was currently employed.

Don’s hobby was work, "rotating the dirt," and he never stopped working. He was the type of person that was always there for everyone, and he would do anything for anyone.

He is survived by his children, Donald Struensee Jr. of Granton and Donelle Nicole Struensee of Harrison, AR; his significant other, Faye Klein of Granton, and her children, Dana, Dawn, Deann and Devin Klein. Don is also survived by his parents, Dale and Lois Struensee of Neillsville; two brothers, Duane Struensee and Daniel Struensee both of Colorado Springs, CO; two sisters, Sandy High of Oregon and Sarah Struensee of Neillsville; a half-brother, Kevin (Susan) Struensee of Greenwood; two stepbrothers, Brian (Sheri) Richtmyre of Ham Lake, MN and Jeff (Kim) Richtmyre of Olympia, WA; nieces and nephews, especially Chad and Sam; all of his friends at Tesmer Construction; and many other family and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara.

Funeral services for Donald Struensee were held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2009, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor John Trewyn officiated. Interment was in the Dells Dam Cemetery in the Town of Levis (Clark County). Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Gesche Funeral Home.

Casketbearers were: Eric Backaus, Phillip "Sparky" Backaus, Ryan "Chito" Murphy, Rick Oldham, Mike Struensee and Jeff Young.

Online condolences may be sent to

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Don’s family with funeral arrangements.



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