Norm Duesterhoeft

  • Last Post 08 August 2017
John Alexander posted this 07 August 2017

I recently received the sad news that Norm Duesterhoeft died July 10 at his home in Mt. Vernan Minnesota.

Norm was a long time member of the CBA and an enthusiastic cast bullet shooter and competitor. He competed in both our traditional benchrest matches and in military rifle.  He was also a contributor to this forum.

Norm was an interesting, pleasant and generous shooter and a gentleman. He may be best remembered by those us who were there for loaning Stan Livingston his rifle and ammunition at one of our national matches a few years back after Stan's rifle had broken.  Neither Norm or Stan had been doing particularly well in the match at that point. But Stan promptly not only beat Norm with Norm's own rifle and ammo but won the aggregate for that match.

 He will be missed.


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RicinYakima posted this 07 August 2017

Norm was always the gentleman, friendly to new shooters and always willing to help. My wife and I had a good visit with him at the Military Nationals in June. Rest in Peace.

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R. Dupraz posted this 07 August 2017

That he was. I will miss him.

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Maven posted this 07 August 2017

Saddened to learn of Norm's passing.

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Tom Acheson posted this 07 August 2017

Last I heard he was a heavy construction equipment operator.

My very first CBA match was held at the Minnetonka Game and Fish Club north of the Twin Cities. And Norm was the match director. I got out of the car and he hollered.." boy are we glad to see you!" I had never met Dusty before that. The we was him and two others. Now it could be a "real match" with the CBA minimum 4 shooters that are needed to call it a match. That was in 1996.

At the time he lived in Hutchinson, MN and it was quite a drive from there to the club to do his "duty". He eventually moved to SD because of the road projects he worked on which were in SD.

I always looked forward to seeing Norm at a match, I will certainly miss him!





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bushranch posted this 07 August 2017

Met Norm when he did a "loaner rifle" for me so I could finish a match at the Nationals. We became good friends and shared bullets , molds , photographs and a lot of great conversation across the Canada /US Border over the years. A great guy. Will sure miss him..  Rus

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Scearcy posted this 08 August 2017

His deer hunting stories from the Black Hills were always a highlight in TFS.

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Oquawka posted this 08 August 2017

I always seem to either have a bench to Norm or share one with him. I kept him busy that year at the Nationals, he only loaded same 15 shells for each relay. After the awards Sunday I bought Norm supper. 

For a long time he used a Rem. 700 in 300 Savage with the Frank Marshal 190 gr BOWM bullet.I think that was the same bullet he used in a 308 at the Nationals that year.

He was a good man who will be missed.

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John Carlson posted this 08 August 2017

Norm was one of the first folks I met when I got into cast bullet shooting.  He has been a mainstay at the Dakota Benchrest matches and will be sorely missed but fondly remembered.

John Carlson. CBA Director of Military Competition.

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