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Duane Fitch 08/05/2020

Duane Fitch 08/05/2020

Duane L. Fitch, age 76 of New Richmond, died Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, MN. He was born on August 26, 1943 in Oregon. Growing up Duane was moved around throughout his family. When he was 12, Duane was fostered to a wonderful family in Wausau, WI. After he turned 18, he joined the US Army retiring after 24 years in the service. Duane married Sandra Hartung on June 21, 2004 in Andover, MN at church. He loved running, gardening, and was faithful taking his children to their sporting events. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Duane was always happy with a smile on his face and telling a few jokes. He was always kind and faithful to his wife, Sandra. Duane and Sandra were both involved with their family genealogies.
Duane is preceded in death by his parents, Virginia and Delbert; daughter, Robin; and one brother. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; children, Richard, Wendy, Amy, Jenny, Ben, John; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters; step-brother, Gary; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. A memorial service was held Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11:00AM at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Hudson ward (545 Stageline Road) in Hudson, WI. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Monday, August 31, 2020 at 11:30, Assembly Lane 4. Cremation Services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Deb A Iverson Posted August 7, 2020 4:19 pm

    Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss Duane was a very special person
    always made me laugh Duane was always so positive, loved life to
    the fullest. He was one special person

  • Molly Fox Posted August 13, 2020 2:10 am

    I am so sorry for this loss. Duane was a delight of a person and he will be sorely missed. May God grant you all peace in this tragic time.

  • Christine Kassekert Posted August 13, 2020 5:57 pm

    Hugs, Love, and Prayers for you Sandy and Family. Duane has always been one of my favorites. I felt like an adopted granddaughter. Always full of jokes, laughter, and love. Thinking of you.

  • Lynell Anderson Posted August 14, 2020 9:50 pm

    Sandy, this was a great memorial to Duane. We are so glad you had him for all those years. Take care.

  • Phyllis Bertholf Posted August 15, 2020 1:00 am

    Sorry to hear of your lost. Duane was always such a happy person. Take care of yourself.

  • Andrea Posted August 30, 2020 11:10 pm

    So sorry, Auntie Sandy. Duane was a sweet, funny guy who loved you so much. Hugs from all of us.

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