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Harry Durand 01/08/2023

Harry P. Durand, age 87, of New Richmond, WI, died Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond. Harry was born the son of Peter and Marina (Meyer) Durand on December 23, 1935 at home in Burnett County, WI. He grew up near Spooner, WI graduating from Spooner High School. Harry moved to Rockford, IL for work. It was there and his love of dancing that introduced him to his future wife, Karla Jackson. They were married on May 16, 1959 in Loves Park, IL. Harry worked as a machinist and they started their family. In 1971 they moved the family to New Richmond, WI. Harry worked as a carpenter. In retirement, Harry and Karla moved to their home on Shell Lake. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, The Knights of Columbus, The Lions Club, and numerous snowmobile clubs. He enjoyed, deer hunting, fishing trips to Canada, snowmobiling and 4 wheeling. He loved being at the lake and spending time with his family. Harry was a loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather. He was a man of faith and also the life of the party. He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Marina Durand; son, David; and siblings, Margie Block and Don (Norma Kay) Durand. Harry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Karla; children, Dale, Pete (Lori), Debbie Green, Pam (Michael Stevens) Sorum, Tricia (Greg) Bonnes, Diane (Sean) Hickey, and Darren (Heidi); 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Delores Durand, Bernie (Marlys), Tony (Karen); and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, January 13, 2023 at 3 pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 151 S Washington Avenue New Richmond, WI and streamed live through the link just below this obituary. Visitation was on Friday from 12 – 3 pm at the church. Interment will be at a later date in Crescent Lake Cemetery in the town of Scott, Burnett County, Wisconsin. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch Harry’s Funeral from Friday at 3 pm



  • Harley and Kathy Bergeron Posted January 12, 2023 12:05 pm

    Our hearts are with you all. So sorry we can’t be with you as we are in Colorado. He will be dearly missed. Love and prayers.

    • Trish Bonnes Posted January 12, 2023 8:13 pm

      Thank you. I’ll pass your messages on to mom. It’s you can, click on the link at the bottom of dad’s obituary. Mass will start 3:00 pm out time.

  • Janet John Hopkins Posted January 12, 2023 5:00 pm

    So sorry Karla to hear of Harrys death. Our prayers and friendship are with you and your family during this very difficult time. We will be unable to attend his service as we are in Florida . Maybe we could have lunch when I get home

  • Rosalie Boland Posted January 13, 2023 4:07 pm

    Harry was an exceptional person and will be missed by many. He was a good neighbor & friend of ours for many years and did many remodeling jobs on our property with his partner Harley Bergeron. (H & H construction). Could someone please send me an address for a contact person
    as I would like to send Carla a card and I know others from Shell Lake may want to also. You can text me at 1-802-688-7669.

  • Kristin Quist Posted January 16, 2023 5:22 pm

    So very sorry for your loss wonderful person my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time 💕

    • Trish Posted January 16, 2023 8:52 pm

      Thank you Kristin for taking such great care of him. He absolutely adored you.

    • Trish Posted January 16, 2023 8:56 pm

      Oh Kristin, thank you for taking such great care of Dad. I miss him so much.

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