In Memory of Donald Asmus

Gathering of Family and Friends

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday April 23, 2021
O'Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of Prescott
1339 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

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Donald T “Ozzy” Asmus, age 62 of Prescott, WI, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Don was born in Fond du Lac, WI September 4, 1958 to Norman and Joyce (Scheibach) Asmus. Don attended Goodrich High school in Fond du Lac, WI. He later met and married the love of his life Mary Jo Smet on July 7, 1979 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Fond du Lac.  Their union was blessed with two children, Eric and Emily.

Donald was a well-rounded man who was willing to help anyone at any time. A heart of gold, Donald truly cared about all of his friends and cared deeply for his family. Don would light up a room with his contagious smile and easy-going personality. Don enjoyed sports, cheering on many sports teams. He especially loved baseball, and played for Jim’s 8 Ball Inn gaining the nickname “Ozzy” while living in Fond du Lac. He delighted in the outdoors and deer hunting with his grandsons. Donald touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

Donald is survived by his wife, Mary Jo; children: Eric (Tanya) Asmus and Emily (Mario) Gamez; grandchildren: Nicholas, Hannah, Kayla, Lily, Nathan, Gabriella, and Izayah; siblings: David (Peggy) Asmus, Diana (Butch) Rost, Carol (Richard) Brauer and Roy (Patti) Asmus; sisters-in-law: Barb Asmus and Sue (Dick) Pontzlaff; brother in-law, William Kellett, along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death with his parents, Norman and Joyce Asmus; parents-in-law, Joseph and Lorraine Smet; infant grandchild; siblings: Lee Asmus, Jeffrey Asmus, Robert Smet, and Kathy Kellett.

A gathering of family and friends will be held 4:00- 8:00pm Friday, April 23, 2021 at O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home 1339 Orrin Road, Prescott, WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Donald’s family.

Services are entrusted to O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, Prescott, Wisconsin, 715-262-5404 www.oconnellbenedict.com

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  • Fly with the Eagles my love. I will love you forever. Will be together again someday. Until we meet again. 😢

  • Mary Jo and Family, So sad to here of Don’s Passing, we had great times together back in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s in the old neighborhood.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ted Freismuth

  • Mary Jo, Eric and Emily,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Donnie was such a nice guy. Keep all the wonderful memories you have of him close to your heart and may those memories help you through this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sad to hear of Ozzie passing. Always an absolute pleasure to see. Great Man. RIP Ozzie. Hit one out of the Park.

  • Mary Jo,
    I’m so very to read of Donny’s passing! Way too young. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
    Sue McManus ( LPN that worked with you at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home )

  • Mary Jo and Family, so very sorry to hear of Ozzy’s passing. We definitely had some wonderful times playing softball, going to tournaments and hanging at Jim’s 8 Ball. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Padre and M

  • Miss you already big “ozz”, you big goof what did you do? You left us and were mad about that but hope your very happy and at peace, until I get there that is lol.
    We will try to comfort Mary Jo and help her through it the best we can.
    Now who will I have that Southern Comfort with?
    Love you and miss you,
    Nancy (your sister-in-law that wasn’t in the paper..lol)

  • I miss you so much dad waiting for you to walk thru door and tell me to take care of myself. I love you and know you will be watching over us always.