Duane Holter, of Mora, died at his home on Sunday, June 22, 2014. He was 74 years old.
FUENRAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 28th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick, MN.
VISITATION will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 27th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora; plus one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church.
INTERMENT will be at Grass Lake Mission Cemetery in Grasston, MN.
Duane Richard Holter, of Mora, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 74 years old.
Duane was born on November 22, 1939 to parents Selmer and Lois (Shapansky) Holter at home near Foley, Minnesota. Born the second of ten children, Duane attended Foley High school, graduating in 1958. He began working construction for Tagen Co.; mounting telephone lines in Wyoming. He returned to Minnesota and began working for Bury & Carlson in Golden Valley as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Duane met Helen Marie Kunst and soon the couple was engaged, but in May of 1962, Duane was drafted into the United States Army. While stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, Duane and Helen were united in marriage on October 24, 1963. After serving for two years, Duane was discharged and the couple returned to Minnesota, making their home in Brooklyn Park and Duane returning to work at Bury & Carlson. In 1974, Duane and Helen purchased their farm near Mora. Duane continued to work construction as well as farming. After retiring in 2007, Duane hauled gravel from his pit; and escorted modular homes. Duane and Helen raised four children and were blessed with many others over the years. Duane’s heart and home were always open to those in need.
Duane loved farming, his tractors and equipment, and always had several projects in the works. He enjoyed auctions and finding any new editions for his collections. Duane liked to spend free time fishing and playing Texas Hold’em. He enjoyed trips to South Dakota, hunting prairie dogs with his sons and brothers. Duane was a longtime supporter of the Democratic Party. Most of all, Duane loved God, his wife and family and all of you who became family. He had a strong sense of right, and lived a life full of kindness and generosity. He will be forever remembered in the hearts of many.
Duane is preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Dale, Ronald and Robert Holter.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen; children, Jodi Holter of Mora; Beth (Tim) Cody of Concord, CA; Doug (Lynea) Holter of Mora; and Daryl Holter of Ogilvie; grandchildren, Daniel (Sheila) Dopp; Ashley (Lucas) Leach; Levi (Sara) Dopp; Amanda Holter; Liam Cody; Brandon Holter; Brittany (Christopher) Thorhauer; Brooke Holter, Sophia Harris, Angelina Harris, Kelsey Bratlie, Andrew Bratlie; and Alex Shaumburger; great grandchildren, Joshua; Dallas; Rachel; Ryan; Celia; Malachi; and Collin; siblings, Gordon (Judy) Holter of Houston, MN; Janice (Sherman) Anderson of Princeton; Phyllis (Richard) Brunn of Osseo; Marilyn Graham of Bena; Nancy (Douglas) Andresen of Bena; and Linda Holter of Washington. Duane is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, neighbors, friends.
A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick with Rev. Del Schanidt officiating. Music was provided by Scott Englund, Liam Cody and Jacki Peterson. Casket Bearers were Daniel Dopp, Levi Dopp, Duane Dopp, Liam Cody, Brandon Holter, Andrew Bratlie, Lucas Leach, and Christopher Thorhauer. Interment was in the Grass Lake Mission Cemetery in Grasston.