Funeral services for Duane M. Struck, age 89, of Albert Lea, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Ascension Lutheran Church. Rev. Mark Boorsma will officiate. A private burial will take place. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, March 23 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Duane died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.
Duane Maynard Struck was born on August 25, 1928 on the family farm in rural Myrtle, the son of Henry and Alvina (Knaack) Struck. He attended District #77 school. On November 24, 1950, Duane was united in marriage to Elaine Will at the Bethlehem Lutheran parsonage. Duane farmed and dug graves for Bethlehem Lutheran. He then worked for many years at Good Samaritan Society in maintenance and as a bus driver. Duane was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church before moving to Albert Lea when he joined Ascension Lutheran Church. He was a part of Brotherhood, the Bethlehem Lutheran Male Chorus for over 20 years. Duane was also active in dartball at both churches. He enjoyed woodworking, classic cars, old time music, and Allis Chalmers tractors.
Duane is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elaine; children, LeAnn (Rick) Zerck of Albert Lea, Larry (Debbie) Struck of Twin Lakes, and Lola (John) Evans of Albert Lea; grandchildren, Kristin (Rick) Rice of Glenville, Wayne Zerck of West Fargo, ND, Brad (Jessi) Struck of Glenville, Misty Struck of Rochester, Nicole (Justin) Rohe of Moorhead, Kammi (Tyson) Werner of Des Moines, IA, Adam (Jodi) Evans of Coon Rapids, and Tim (Amanda) Evans of Hopkins; great-grandchildren, Collin Struck, Ele and Sophie Struck, Abel and Owen Rohe, Micah Warner, Chloe, Olivia, and Eli Guthrie, and Evelyn Evans; brothers-in-law, Dennis (Kathryn) Will and Glen Will; several nieces and nephews and their families.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Alvina; sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Kermit Ringoen; nephews, Ronald, Robert, and Marvin Ringoen; and stillborn granddaughter, baby Zerck.