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John Duerscheidt

John Duerscheidt, age 65 of St Charles, MO. Passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at his residence. He was born on July 13, 1955.

John was the Beloved Dad (best friend) of Jennifer (Dennis) Challans; Dearest Grandpa (Bup) of Ellie, Tabitha, and Masson Challans. Devoted Dad to Melissa Bryan; Grandpa to Ebony (Grant) Shannon, Thomas Bryan, Annabelle Bryan. Great grandpa to Aaron Shannon. Proud Uncle of Andrew (Jennifer) Duerscheidt, Jessica (Zachary) Reese, Timothy Duerscheidt, Christina Duerscheidt, Elisha Taylor, Dawn Duerscheidt, Nina Bergeron. Brother to Karla (Dave) Bergeron. A thoughtful stepdad and loyal friend to many.

John is preceded in death by his late wife Vicky Duerscheidt, Grandfather Henry L Duerscheidt, Parents Henry and Nona Duerscheidt (Poole), Brothers; Henry III, Robert, William, and David Duerscheidt.

John always lived life to the Fullest! He worked and played hard. He loved to ride his Harley, Hunting, Boating, Traveling, and anything adventurous! His greatest enjoyment was hanging out with his girls and grandkids.

Services: Visitation will be at St. Louis Cremation, located at 320 Jungermann Rd. St Peters, MO 63376 on, Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 2pm-5pm.

Following the services the Family will be gathering at Break Time Bar and Grill (to 6186 Howdershell Rd, Hazelwood, MO). Everyone is welcome to come and share a drink or a memory of a Man that lived one hell of a life!

An additional celebration of life and a Viking style funeral will be held at a later date.


  1. John and Sandy O'Bryan on June 14, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Your dad will always have a special place in our hearts sorry to hear about your loss

  2. Sandy O'Bryan on June 14, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    So sorry to hear

  3. Karen Haberstroh -FHSD on June 15, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Prayers for Jennifer and family. Sorry for your loss.

  4. JoAnn Gregulak on June 15, 2021 at 11:26 am

    I am so very sorry on the loss of your dad. Prayers for your

  5. Dan Romo on June 16, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    I am so very sorry. John was like a brother to me and I will miss him. When you called I thought John was just calling me to share one of his many jokes. I am glad I was able to spend a week with him last year, and I will forever treasure that. You all take care and I will see you soon. Love Dan

  6. ROBERT BRITT on August 10, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    What an incredibly devastating loss.

    John and I go back to my birth, basically. Hank and my father were friends since the 40’s, I suppose. The two families were close for many years. I remember Hank, Nona, David, Henry very well but for some reason, I didn’t know Robert so well (?) but knew John the best of all of the Duerscheidts. John owned the 1st transmission shop that I ever worked in back in 1984. I’ve been in that field ever since. John and I recently started working and of course playing together again. We were riding together and perhaps a couple sips of bourbon once in a while. 🙂 John just joined a motorcyclist rights organization that I belong to. I hoped that would give him more friends to ride with. We were closer than ever before in the last 3 or 4 months of his life. John had dreams of retiring and traveling to Alaska with his 5th wheel camper / toy hauler. It was our plan that I would help him achieve that goal. John was a great man and a good friend. I only wish that I reunited as friends with him years ago but will always have found memories of him. Especially our last ride together.

    Rob Britt, son of Robert E. Britt

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