Doniphan — Theresa Eileen Dusatko, 59, of Doniphan died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.

Visitation was held Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island with a rosary.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 10 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Grand Island.

Burial was in the St. Patrick's Cemetery near Doniphan.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation to an organization dear to Theresa.

Theresa was born on Aug. 29, 1960 the daughter of James and Jeanne (Petersen) Dugan in Omaha. She grew up in O’Neill, receiving her education at O’Neill St. Mary’s and then at Wayne State College.

On Aug. 1, 1981, she married Doran Dusatko.  In February of 1990 they adopted their daughter Kimberly. The family lived in Kearney, Shelton and Doniphan. 

Theresa was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was previously a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. She loved her flowers, road trips with those closest to her and drinking coffee on her deck while watching the birds.

She put up a valiant fight against Glioblastoma, staying true to her loving and spirited self until the end.

Theresa worked as an imaging specialist at Principal financial group until she was no longer able to. 

She lived her life with love, family, friends and travel. Beaches were some of her favorite places, and she especially loved her final big trip to Florida with Doran in May.

Theresa is survived by her husband Doran; her daughter Kimberly Dusatko and special friend Taryn Olivera of Denver, CO; her mother Jeanne Dugan of McKinney, Texas; two sisters Diane Fritton of Omaha and Denise Burkey of Prosper, Texas; two brothers Tim Dugan of Huntsville, Texas and Tom Dugan of Spring, Texas; along with many close friends, nephews, nieces and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her father James Dugan, one brother Daniel Dugan; and father- and mother-in-law Bernard and Margaret Dusatko.

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