Duane Clarence Walter

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Duane Clarence Walter, 87, of McGregor, died Monday, Sept. 25, at Central Community Hospital, Elkader. 

 

Duane was born Nov. 28, 1929, to Clifford and Bertha (Sonstegard) Walter in rural Luana. He attended Eno Country School through the eighth grade. Duane proudly served in the United States Army.

 

Duane was united in marriage with Vivian Olive Davis on Oct. 13, 1956, at Gaetz United Church in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Two daughters were born to this union. Duane and Vivian farmed east of Gunder for many years before moving to Luana. They lived in Luana for thirteen years before building a house near McGregor. Duane was also proud when his wife became a U.S. citizen in 1983. 

 

He was a member of Living Faith United Methodist Monona Parish. Through the years, Duane received many awards, including corn and soybean awards, Cattleman of the Year Award, two Pork Producer trophies, two tractor pull trophies, Century Farm and Heritage Farm Awards and he was a lifetime member of the St. Olaf American Legion.

 

Duane is survived by his two daughters, Kay Darlene Walter, of Seneca, Wis., and Connie Lee (Dean) Reierson, of Clermont; three grandchildren, Daniel (Breanna) Reierson, Zackary (Erin) Reierson and Mark (fiancée, Alex Crawford) Reierson; five great-grandchildren, Brayden, Merrick, Gaige, Sydney and Cora; and three sisters, Elaine Gehring, of Luana, Jean Hofer, of Luana, and Margie Walter, of Orange Park, Fla.

 

Duane was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian; parents, Clifford and Bertha Walter; and one brother, Bill Walter.

 

Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, and one hour before services at the church on Wednesday. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Living Faith United Methodist Parish, Monona, with Rev. Harold McMillin as the Officiant. Burial will follow at Wagner Township Cemetery, rural Farmersburg, with Military Rites. Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, is helping the family with the arrangements.

 

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