Dusty "Duddy" Hayes (1989 - 2006)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Ohnesorge, Witter, Burns, Cheever, Polsean, Thielen, Hagerty, Osbourne, Backus, Anibas
----Sources: Tribune Record Gleaner (Loyal, WI) March 29, 2006
Ohnesorge, Dusty "Duddy" Hayes (May 3, 1989 - March 24, 2006)
Granton teen killed while walking on roadway
Granton—A 16 year-old Granton High School sophomore was killed on the evening of March 24 as he walked with friends long a rural road just outside the Granton village limits.
Clark County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Jim Backus said Dusty H. Ohnesorge was struck by a vehicle as he and two other youths were walking westbound on Granton Road, just west of the Granton village limits in the town of Grant. Backus said a westbound truck driven by 17 year-old Matthew G. Anibas of Granton struck the victim as he was walking. Backus said an investigation did not reveal that the driver of the truck was traveling at high speeds nor were there other traffic violations involved.
The Granton Fire Department, Granton First Responders and the Spirit of Marshfield all responded to the scene.
The death was the third on Clark County roads so far in 2006.
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----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI) March 29, 2006
Dusty Ohnesorge, age 16, of Granton, died on Friday, March 24, 2006 from injuries sustained in an accident.
Dusty Hayes Ohnesorge was born on May 3, 1989 the son of Robert M and Karen (Witter) Ohnesorge in Dubuque, Iowa. He was currently a student at Granton High School where he was involved in FFA, basketball and Cross Country. Dusty dared to be different and was a hard worker. He collected dragon statues and hot wheels cars. He was an outdoors person and loved to ride his ATV. He gave love and joy to everyone he came in contact with and will be missed by everyone.
He is survived by his mother, Karen (John) Burns, of Dubuque, IA; his father, Robert M (Kirsten Cheever) Ohnesorge, of Granton; a brother, Chase Ohnesorge, of Urbandale, IA; step-brothers, Kevin and Erik Polsean, of Granton; Scott (Judith) Burns, of Weiler, Germany; John Leo (Sue) Burns, of Colona, IL; Donny Burns, of Dubuque, IA; his grandmother and step-grandfather, Mary (Fred) Thielen, of Bellevue; a very special aunt, Deb (Ron) Hagerty, of Epworth, IA, aunts and uncles, Melody (Ed) Osbourne, of Urbandale, IA; Becky (Jim) Ohnesorge, of Dubuque, IL; Darla (Jon) Burns, of Zqingle, IA; William C. "Chuck" (Nancy) Ohnesorge, of St. Joseph, MO; Jim Witter, of Muskegan, MI; Jeff Witter, of Medway, OH; Jason Witter, of Dubuque, IL; and several cousins who will miss his imagination and wrestling.
Dusty was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William C. Ohnesorge and maternal grandparents, Eugene and Maxine Witter.
A Memorial service for Dusty will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 31, at the Granton High School. Pastor John Trewyn will officiate.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Dusty’s family with arrangements.
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