AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Duane Sundet, of Mora, MN and Donna, TX, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at his son’s home in Mora. He was 72 years old.
A Celebration of Duane’s Life will be held at a future date.
Duane Charles Sundet, of Donna, TX and Mora, MN passed away peacefully at home in Mora. He was 72 years old.
Duane was born in Mora, MN on February 26, 1948 to Harris and Catherine (Akkerman) Sundet. He was the youngest of four children. He grew up living and working the family farm outside of Mora on what is now called “Sundet Road”. Duane graduated from Mora High School in 1966 and later enlisted in the United States Navy. He served from 1968 to 1974 on the USS Belknap, working with computers and communications.
After his discharge, he returned to Mora where he met Peggy Krause. They were united in marriage in February of 1975. They eventually settled on a parcel of land in 1978, that was originally a part of the Sundet family farm. There they raised their five children until all but the youngest was grown.
Duane was a hardworking man, who often worked two jobs to provide for his family. He worked for the DNR for a few years, but most of his life was spent as a welder and bartender.
In 2000, Duane and Peggy bought a piece of land and moved to Brook Park, which led to a new adventure. In 2005, they purchased the Cypress Inn in Brook Park, which Duane owned and operated until 2016. Upon the sale of the business, Duane decided it was time to head to a warmer climate and joined his siblings in Donna, Texas. Duane enjoyed his time there, soaking up the sun as much as possible until his health determined that it was time to go home to Minnesota. At the end of February 2020, two of his kids “kidnapped” him and brought him home where he was able to spend his last months with those he loved the most.
In his free time he enjoyed relaxing outside, sometimes doing a little fishing and deer hunting “up north” with his in-laws and sons. His greatest joy was watching his grandchildren grow and appreciating as much time with his family as he could. Duane is going to be greatly missed by many who had the honor and privilege of getting to know him.
Duane is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his former wife Peggy of Eagan; children, Erin (Tim) McKellar of Brook Park, Jarek (Christina) of Mora, Travers (Ellena) of Ogilive, Shayne (Tabitha) of Mora, and Kara (Eric) Wrolstad of Rosemount; 16 grandchildren, Rochelle, Audrianna, Timmy, Brennen, Emmalee, Nikcole, Alayna, Bailey, Kaitlynn, Olivia, Gabrielle, Nicole, Tyler, Emma, Evan, and Maya; 7 great step-grandchildren; siblings, Janet (William) Barnes, Marvin (Judy) Sundet, and Sandra Bovingdon all of Donna, TX; many nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.
In keeping with Duane’s wishes, no service will be held at this time, but a Celebration of Life “Party” will be held at a future date.