Duane K. Lemmerman (1932 - 2013)

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Duane K. Lemmerman, 80

Little Falls

July 24, 1932~January 24, 2013

Duane K. Lemmerman 80-year-old resident of Little Falls, MN passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at his home in Little Falls, MN. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, January 28, 2013 at Living Hope Assembly of God Church in Little Falls, MN with Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will take place in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls, MN. Friends may call from 4-7 P.M. on Sunday at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN and from 10-11 A.M. on Monday at the Church. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN.

Duane was born July 24, 1932 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota to the late Peter and Emily Lemmerman. He graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1950. In 1954 Duane was drafted into the U.S. Army. He then received his masters degree and was a Science and Math Teacher in Duluth schools. In 1960 he married Marietta Koecher and the couple had 3 children but later divorced. Duane was united in marriage to Marlene Houle on October 22, 1994. The couple made their home in Little Falls, and Duane returned to teaching at the Little Falls High School. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Alaska, hunting, fishing, carpentry, playing his accordion at local nursing homes, playing the game of aggravation with special friends, and spending time with his grandchildren. Duane dearly loved his many dogs he had throughout his life-time, especially his "fire dog" Holly. Duane was a member of the local Gideons, Living Hope Assembly Of God Church, and the American Legion Post #46.

Duane is survived by his wife, Marlene Lemmerman of Little Falls, MN; sons, Randy Lemmerman of Foxboro, WI, and Darren (Marcia) Lemmerman of Stacy, MN; step son, Jake (Lynn) Houle of Little Falls, MN; daughter, Jeanne (José) Bia of Cadiz, KY; step daughter, Sarah (Brad) LeMieur of Rice, MN, and Kate Houle of Little Falls, MN; brothers, Eugene (Polly) Lemmerman of Delanson, NY, Ellard (Betty) Lemmerman of Sauk Rapids, MN; grandchildren, Jessica, Daniel, Josh, Zack, Nathan, Isaac, Evan, Allison, Laura, and Megan; mother in law, Lenore Olson of Randall, MN.

Duane is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Emily Lemmerman, brothers, Harold, Earl, Donald, infant brother Robert, and step son, Timothy Houle. Honorary bearers will be Duane's grandchildren, Casket bearers will be Bill Kohl, Art Durene, Phil McCoy, Les Stelmach, Daniel Lemmerman, Josh Houle.

Shelley Funeral Chapel, Little Falls 320.632.5242

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 27, 2013
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