Duane K. Lemmerman, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at his home in Little Falls.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 28, at Living Hope Assembly of God Church in Little Falls, with the Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Burial took place in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.
Duane was born July 24, 1932, in Sauk Rapids, to the late Peter and Emily Lemmerman. He graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1950. In 1954, Duane was drafted into the United States Army. He then received his masters degree and was a science and math teacher in Duluth schools. In 1960, he married Marietta Koecher and the couple had three children but later divorced. Duane was united in marriage to Marlene Houle, Oct. 22, 1994. The couple made their home in Little Falls and Duane returned to teaching at the Little Falls Community High School. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Alaska, hunting, fishing, carpentry, playing his accordion at local nursing homes, playing the game of Aggravation with special friends and spending time with his grandchildren. Duane dearly loved his many dogs he had throughout his lifetime, especially his “fire dog” Holly. Duane was a member of the local Gideons, Living Hope Assembly Of God Church and the American Legion.
Duane is survived by his wife, Marlene Lemmerman of Little Falls; sons, Randy Lemmerman of Foxboro, Wis., and Darren (Marcia) Lemmerman of Stacy; step- son, Jake (Lynn) Houle of Little Falls; daughter, Jeanne (José) Báez of Cadiz, Ky.; stepdaughters, Sarah (Brad) LeMieur of Rice and Kate Houle of Little Falls; brothers, Eugene (Polly) Lemmerman of Delanson, N.Y. and Ellard (Betty) Lemmerman of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Jessica, Daniel, Josh, Zack, Nathan, Isaac, Evan, Allison, Laura and Megan; and mother-in-law, Lenore Olson of Randall.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Emily Lemmerman; brothers, Harold, Earl, Donald; infant brother, Robert, and stepson, Timothy Houle.
Honorary bearers were Duane’s grandchildren,
Casketbearers were Bill Kohl, Art Durene, Phil McCoy, Les Stelmach, Daniel Lemmerman and Josh Houle.
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