Duane G. Bjerke age 63 of Hitterdal, MN died December 11, 2017 at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes, MN. Survivors include his wife Connie; two sons, Chad (Michelle) Bjerke, of Lake Park, MN; and Ryan Bjerke, of Hitterdal, MN; three daughters, Stephanie (Luke) Sandal, of Lake Park, MN; Kristen Bjerke, of Hitterdal, MN; and Paige (Casey) Schlauderaff, of Detroit Lakes, MN; twelve grandchildren; one brother and five sisters. He was preceded in death by three sisters, and his parents, Nile and Olga (Orwald) Bjerke. Duane was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather. He loved his life out on the farm with his family. Family Services will be held at a later date.