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United Methodist Church, Scotland
Saturday July 9th, 2011

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John Edward Deutscher

Rev. Tom Petersen
Organist ~ Lois Hehn
Processional ~ “Hymn of Promise”
Solo ~ Lonn Sweet ~ “He Touched Me”
Solo ~ Annie Deutscher ~ “Untitled Hymn”
Recessional ~ “I’ll Fly Away”
Arden Dewald
Loren Heckenlaible
Melvin Kepplinger
Larry Hebbert
Leroy Sayler
Gerard Hehn
All of John’s Seven Grandchildren
Rosehill Mausoleum
Scotland, South Dakota
John Edward Deutscher was born on Thursday, April 4, 1935 on the family farm at Scotland, South Dakota to Gustav and Anna (Sayler) Deutscher. He was baptized on June 23, 1935 and confirmed on July 3, 1953. On May 22, 1955 he married his high school sweetheart, Glee LaRae Sweet. Their marriage was blessed with three children: Nola Dee, Jeffry Jon and Jay Todd. John joined the National Guard in October, 1957 and served with the 137th Engineer Battalion in Tripp as a heavy equipment operator and squad leader until October, 1963. John farmed the family farm 2½ miles east of Scotland and raised livestock. John was also very active in independent livestock order buying as well as working for Sioux Preme Packing Company of Sioux Center, Iowa and Heinold Hog Markets as station manager and order buyer. He also worked many years at the Avon and Menno Sale Barns. John was a charter member of the Scotland Saddle Club and served as club president for 11 years. He also served on the Methodist Church board in various positions. In his spare time, he was an avid fisherman, loved camping and gardening and especially enjoyed pulling pranks on his grandchildren.  John passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland, having attained the age of 76 years, 3 months, and 1 day.
John is survived by his wife, Glee, of Scotland and three children: Nola (Roger) Varilek of Rice, Minnesota, Jeff (Maureen) Deutscher of Sioux Falls, and Jay (Beth) Deutscher of Rapid City. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Tiffany and Trevor Varilek of Minnesota, Jeremy, Nick and Annie Deutscher of Sioux Falls, and Jenna and Jill Deutscher of Rapid City.
In addition to his parents, Gus and Anna Deutscher, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth (Deutscher) Pearson, in July of 2010; a sister, Edna, at age two; and twin sisters who died at birth.

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I would like to extend my sympathy to you Glee and your family on the passing of your husband and father, grandfather. I remember you both from SHS and you've had 56 years of memories to cherish! Katherine Schmidt, Chandler, AZ

Katherine Schmidt Jul 8 2011 5:35 PM

With my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, dad and grandpa John. He was such a great guy and have many fond memories of him at sale barns and laughing. Just remember the memories and smile when you think about them. Again my sympathies to all the family Joann Tucker-Minten

Joann Tucker-Minten Jul 8 2011 1:43 PM

We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family. May your wonderful memories give you comfort at this time. John was a good man who had a smile and a joke ready for everyone he met. Rest in peace and God Bless.

David and Jackie Max Jul 8 2011 8:56 AM

Glee and family, we want to express our sympathy to you. We exjoyed our visits with you and John. He will be missed by his family and many friends. Prayers for the loss of a loved one. Friends, Richard and Jan.

Richard and Janice Dimick Jul 8 2011 6:48 AM

Glee and family My deepest sympathy to you at this time. My dad would have been very bored during our piano lessons if John hadnt been there. John was also the reason a piano lesson took all evening because they were visiting May god bless you all

Laura Ochsner Jul 7 2011 5:46 PM

Glee and family, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers to you all. A life well lived is a precious gift. May you find comfort in remembering someone so special. I will never forget his smile, jokes, and our chats after my piano lessons. May he rest now in peace.

Tanya Bertrand-Bult Jul 7 2011 12:20 PM

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you, Glee and family. John was a great man and Jim and I remember his frendly banter whenever we were at occasions back home. The struggles of the past several years are behind him and he is rewarded with peace & the reuniting with his parents and Ruth. His good natured ways will live on in all of you. That's how we keep loved ones close. God bless and may you be strengthened by the support of your family and friends.

Jane Orth Rokusek Jul 7 2011 12:03 PM

My sincere sympathy to you Glee, your children, grandchildren and extended family. May God Be with You during this sad time but know he is now in a good place---joined with many others from Scotland in the Heavenly Chorus. Love and prayers Joan Thum Bloom

Joan Thum Bloom Jul 7 2011 11:55 AM

Dear Glee and Family----Please know that our thoughts and our prayers are with you at this difficult time. We praise God that John's health struggles are now over, and that he can rest in peace.---Ferne and Marv Baltzer

Ferne and Marvin Baltzer Jul 7 2011 11:03 AM

Glee and family, My sympathy and prayers to you in the passing of your loved one John. My memories of John go back many years. John was always smiling and friendly. He always had a puppy he wanted to give away. The last few years have been a struggle for him. He is not hurting or unhappy anymore and can rest in peace.

Linda "Novak" Wold Jul 7 2011 8:29 AM