Alton Asmus

Date of Death: Oct 07, 2021
Alton Asmus

1941 - 2021

Alton “Al” Asmus of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, age 80, went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on October 7, 2021 after a courageous battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer.


Alton was born July 27, 1941 to George and Lydia (Hopp) Asmus in Waupun. Alton was raised in the Waupun area on the family farm until the family moved to the city of Waupun.


Alton attended Waupun schools and after graduating from Waupun High School in 1960, he went to work. In 1968 he started Asmus Motors where he was owner and President for over 50 years. Alton found great fulfillment in his work. He cared a great deal about his employees, his customers and the communities they served.


Alton was an avid auto racing fan, car collector, fisherman and sports fan. Alton and his wife Mary enjoyed travel, especially when they could take in God’s beautiful creation. In recent years, Alton and Mary enjoyed a home in Arizona and became fans of the Phoenix Coyote hockey team. Alton and Mary loved going to dinner with friends and family and spending time with their children and grand-children.


Alton is survived and will be greatly missed by Mary, his loving wife of 43 years, three children, Doug (Nancy) Asmus of Rosemount, Minnesota, Stacey Manske (Jeff) of Waupun, WI, Scot Asmus of Waupun, WI, Scot’s fiancée Tammy Morschauser of Waupun, WI, two step-daughters, Stacy Pritzl (Mark) of Cedarburg, WI and Shelly Boda (Fredrick) of North Fond du Lac, WI; 9 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter.


Alton was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lydia Asmus.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Alton Asmus will be held Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Pastor Jeremy Thompson officiating.


Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

Special Thanks

Mary and the family would especially like to thank the special Agnesian Hospice Hope healthcare providers that cared for Alton during his illness. Their kindness, graciousness and gentle care was a balm for the family and helped us greatly during this part of our journey. They will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Memorial Contributions

The family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to Agnesian Hospice Hope.

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  1. Ron and Pat Bruesch Says: October 9, 2021 at 8:51 am

    We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the entire family at the loss of Alton. He is now at peace and has arrived home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ where he will no longer suffer.
    We, too, will miss this great guy in our lives. He’s been a good friend and we have enjoyed some really great times that we will always remember. May we all smile when we think of Al and appreciate he was part of our lives.
    Peace and love to everyone in the family.

  2. Chuck and Diane Kuehl Says: October 10, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Alton was our brother-in-law and we loved him so much. He was a great man to have fun with as he had a good sense of humor. He was so thoughtful to everyone,kind,generous and loving. Over the years, we took a couple vacations with Alton and Mary…always had great times together. He will be sadly missed.

  3. Mickey Parish Says: October 16, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Mary, my sympathies and condolences are extended to you at this time. May the Lord give you and your loved ones comfort and strength during this time of Alton’s transition. Love and sweet blessings to you.

  4. Deborah Schrank Says: October 16, 2021 at 11:50 am

    I hate it when I learn of someone’s passing after the funeral. I was so sorry to happen upon Al’s obituary. My sympathies to the entire family. It is never an easy time. As I think back on times we spent together, I have to smile. I remember a trip to the auto auction with him that got me into hot water because I bought a diesel suburban only to later have that same car declared best one we ever owned. I also remember a couple of fall days when a group drove up to visit and get bar burgers; so much laughter, so many gone from that group, a bittersweet memory.

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