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Duane Bartness

Duane Bartness, 90, of Northwood, IA, passed away peacefully at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, Iowa on Sunday, February 20, 2022.  A Funeral Service for Duane will be held at 1 PM Friday, March 4, at Emmons Lutheran Church of Emmons, MN with Pastor Ryan Henkel presiding.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will take place immediately following the service at Oaklawn Cemetery.  Online Condolences may be left at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Duane was born on September 27, 1931, to Walter and Inanda (Warke) Bartness in Albert Lea, MN. Duane attended and graduated from Emmons High School.  Duane married his high school sweetheart, Mary A. Paulson, on April 2, 1950, at Lime Creek Lutheran Church.

Duane and Mary raised two boys in Emmons, MN. Duane worked in farming and sales for many years and as a security and scale man with Rembrandt Enterprises.  Duane loved sports, especially baseball and the Minnesota Twins. It wasn’t uncommon to finish grinding feed for the day and then driving to the Cities to watch a Twins game. He was also manager and catcher of the fast pitch softball team of the Emmons Lutheran Church and was proud of the two trips to the state tournament they qualified for.

Duane was an active member of the Emmons Lutheran Church. He loved to spend time with their grandchildren and attend as many of their activities as he could.  Mary and Duane lived in Arizona for a period of time, but Emmons, MN was always their home.

Duane is survived by children, Lynn (Cyndy) Bartness, Bruce (Brenda) Bartness; grandchildren, Heath (Dainna) Bartness, Brooke (Adam) Beise; great grandchildren, Lydia, Harrison, Henry, Molly; brother-in-law, Carl Paulson; sister-in-law, Donna Hagen; and many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Duane is preceded in death by his wife, Mary; brother, Lyle Bartness; brother-in-law, Robert and his wife, Ida Paulson and three of their children, Tom, Robyn and Jeffrey; brother-in-law, Marlin Hagen, sister-in-law Barb Paulson; brother-in-law Dick Reeves; sister-in-law Margaret Bartness Reeves.

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Our sympathy to Duane's family.

Jim and Emelie Paulson Mar 2 2022 9:06 PM

So many great memories of Duane & Mary & family. Growing up, great friends of my parents. Alway enjoyed seeing them.

Diane Gray Mar 2 2022 6:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Duane Bartness

Diane Gray Mar 2 2022 6:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Duane Bartness

Susan Isay Mar 2 2022 2:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Duane Bartness

Jim and Yolanda Grund Mar 1 2022 11:08 PM

Duane will surely be missed. I extend my sympathy to all his family and friends.

Danny Peterson Mar 1 2022 9:24 AM

Our sympathy to your families. We

Larry and Donna Feb 27 2022 11:07 AM

Cecil and I extend our sympathy to the family.

Carol Simonson and Cecil Feb 25 2022 7:25 PM

Many good memories of Duane and Mary… always can remember Duane\'s smile and laugh! Hugs to you boys and your families. May you all rest in his memory and laugh in his honor! Xo

Julie Larson Goodrich Feb 25 2022 12:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Duane Bartness

Deb Christensen Feb 24 2022 4:42 PM

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