Duane M. Dunrud, age 63 of Detroit Lakes, MN, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at his residence after losing a courageous battle to cancer.
Duane Martin Dunrud was born April 11, 1956 in Moorhead, MN to Marvin and Catherine (Schmit) Dunrud. The family moved to a farm in rural Fosston, MN when Duane was a young boy. He grew up and attended school in Fosston. He then worked as an insurance agent for Combined Insurance and later sold cars. On August 23, 1980 he was united in marriage to Annette Dunsmoor in Frazee, MN. In 1992 he started working for the Detroit Lakes Public School District as an Activities bus driver and over the years worked his way to become the Food Service Director. He retired on February 14, 2020.
Duane loved to farm on the family farm. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, and playing cards. Time spent with his family was very important to him. His favorite event of the year was “Flash Fest” which was a family reunion held every Labor Day. Duane was the proud recipient of the 2019 Everyday Hero Award as well as the Rotary’s Paul Harris Award.
He is survived by his wife, Annette; two daughters, Krystal (James) Kumpula, of Clearbrook, MN; and Erin (Colby) Dunrud, of Everson, WA; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Savanah, and Jacob Kumpula; three sisters, Linda (Carter) Torgerson, of Grygla, MN; Darlene (Dick) Roue, of Fosston, MN; and Brenda (Darwin) Faldet, of Gonvick, MN; one brother, David (Misty Erickson) Dunrud, of Grygla, MN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Graveside Service will take place at 3:00pm on Friday, May 29, 2020 at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Gonvick, Minnesota.
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