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Duane P. Vande Zande


Thu, Aug 8th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Duane P. Vande Zande, 80, of Preston, passed away at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester where he had been a patient for 6 days.

Duane Pierce Vande Zande was born on August 26, 1932, in rural Preston to Clarence and Ingred (Yaste) Vande Zande. Duane attended Forestville and Oak Grove Country Schools. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone. He returned to the family farm in rural Preston and continued farming until his hospitalization.

Duane always enjoyed family get-togethers and visiting about his time in the Army. He also loved going to movies in Harmony.

Survivors include brother-in-law, Kenneth Reed of LaCrosse, WI; nieces, Sandra Manion of Fountain, MN, and Deborah Lind of Winona, MN; nephews, Steven Schlick of Preston, MN, Perry Reed of Bismark, ND, and Brian Reed of Brownsville, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Elenor J. Schlick and Verna M. Reed; and one brother-in-law, Merton P. Schlick.

Visitation will be from 9 – 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2013, at Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston where a short memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Beth Perez officiating. Following the service his body will be cremated. Burial of his ashes will take place on a later date.

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