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Bryce Warren Duxbury

Fri, May 4th, 2001
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Bryce Warren Duxbury, 78, of Harmony, died April 29, 2001at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a short illness.

Born Feb. 16, 1923, he enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 21, 1941, and was sent to the Philippine Islands, where he served with the 60th Coast Artillery Anti-aircraft Battalion until he was captured by the Japanese and was a prisoner of war for four years. After returning to the United States he re-enlisted and stayed in the service for 21 years, reaching the rank of master sergeant. During his military career he was honored with numerous awards, which included the Bronze Star, American Defense Service Medal with One Bronze Star, Philippine Defense Ribbon with One Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Badge, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal, Victory Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. On Nov. 9, 1947, he married Dorothy Hicks. After his military career he worked for Benike Construction in Rochester and later at HECO as a truck driver and in the steel department as a foreman, retiring in 1985. Mr. Duxbury was a member of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor and Minnesota Hia-watha Chapter American Ex-Prisoners of War.

Survivors include three sons, Raymond (Catherine) of Irving, Texas, Berry (Lynn) of Little Falls, Minn., and Lyle (Katherine) of Rochester; two sisters, Ruth Smith and Ardis Mason; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His wife and a brother preceded him in death.

A memorial service for Bryce Warren Duxbury will be held on June 3 at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony.

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