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Duane Beebe 04/05/2017

Duane BeebeDuane Lowell Beebe age 83 of Deer Park passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.  He was born the son of Burton Benjamin and Nellie Karolin (Matthews) Beebe on June 30, 1933 in Cylon.  Duane graduated from New Richmond High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  On May 6, 1961, he married Elaine Virginia Hoogheem at her family’s home in New Richmond.  Duane worked many years and eventually took over the Deer Park Auto Body.  Following the auto body shop, he worked 21 years at SMC in Somerset, finally retiring at age 81.  Duane was known to fix anything and loved old cars, Indian motorcycles as well as an interest in airplanes and helicopters.  He enjoyed attending the Wings and Wheels at Osceola and playing euchre at Deers Bar with his euchre partner for 37 years, Joe Carnine.  Duane also liked playing cribbage and deer hunting.  He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.  He will be remembered for enjoying many meals and as he would say, “A good sammich”.  Duane will be missed by his wife of 55 years, Elaine; children, Burton (Darlene) Beebe, Karolyn (Leigh) Witthoft, Dwight (LuCinda) Beebe, Matthew (Christy) Beebe, Kristine (Kelly) McNamara; 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, in-laws; and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Burton and Nellie; infant brother, Dwight; brother, Calvin and his wife, Jean; and in-laws, Leonard and Virginia Hoogheem.  A funeral service was held Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church in Deer Park.  Visitation was held Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 4-8 pm at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond and on Sunday from 1-2 pm at the church.  Interment was in Cylon Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel on New Richmond.

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