Duane Fautsch, 54

Duane Fautsch, a resident of Opole, died suddenly in his home Feb. 11, 2012.

A Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Duane was held Wednesday, Feb. 15,  at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Opole, with Father Mark Stang officiating. Burial took place in the parish cemetery following the service.

Duane was born March 14, 1957, in St. Cloud to Hubert and Florence (Blazinski) Fautsch. He lived his entire life in the Opole area. He was currently working as a truck driver for ABF Freight. Duane had a great love of the outdoors where he enjoyed his time hunting and fishing. In his free time, he also enjoyed his trips to the casinos. Duane loved spending time with his family, most of all his children and grandchildren. He was a member of Teamsters Local #120, the Fraternal Order of Eagles-Aerie #622, and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Opole.

Duane is survived by his mother Florence Fautsch; his children, Melissa Fautsch of Sioux Falls and Michael (Kristen Decker) Fautsch of Opole; his siblings, Annette (Larry) Dukowitz of St. Cloud, Kathy (Wayne) Kostreba of St. Stephen and David (Marie) Fautsch of Opole; his grandchildren, Isaiah, Kaylie, Cole, James, Mia; his nieces and nephews; and his special friend, Sue Wruck.

He was preceded in death by his father Hubert Fautsch; and his grandparents, John and Agnes Fautsch and Dominic and Pauline Blazinski.

Miller Carlin