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Donnie Tuschhoff

Donnie Lee Tuschhoff, 77, a lifelong resident of Oak Ridge, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, at his home.

He was born March 6, 1944, in Daisy to Clarence Louis and Minnie Barbara Ann Friese Tuschhoff.

He and Sharon Kay Craft were married July 31, 2009, at the Cowboy Church in Oak Ridge.

Donnie was a 1962 graduate of Oak Ridge High School.

He worked for Florsheim Shoe for 37 years. He also served as a volunteer fireman with North Cape County Fire Department for 26 years.

He farmed, and raised and showed quarter horses.

Survivors include his wife Sharon Tuschhoff of Oak Ridge; son, Bradley Tuschhoff and children, Justin and Levi of Cape Girardeau; daughter, Sandra (Dewayne) Clements and children, Lexie and Parker of Jackson; brother, Eddie (Shar-on) Tuschhoff of Oak Ridge; stepson, John Brock Crider of Dongola, IL; and stepdaughter, Melissa Pereira of Fayetteville, NC.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia Tuschhoff; and a baby brother at birth.

Friends were welcome to call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at Ford & Sons Jackson Funeral Home.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Matthews officiating.

Burial was at Old Goshen Cemetery in Oak Ridge.

Online condolences may be made at

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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