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Duane (Dewey) Thunstrom

April 16, 1944 — November 5, 2022

Detroit Lakes

Duane (Dewey) Thunstrom died November 5, 2022, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, MN surrounded by loved ones, he was 78.

Dewey was born April 16, 1944, to Gus and Marion Thunstrom.  He married Dorothy Smith in 1964 and raised his family in Detroit Lakes.  Dewey worked for the Pepsi-Cola Company, Hamm’s Beer Distributing and retired from Dynamic Homes of Detroit Lakes after 30 plus years of service.  He also loved his 20 years of being a Beer Booth Manager at WEFEST!

Dewey loved to hunt and fish, but his true passion was golfing.  He was known for having the best kept yard in the neighborhood and rode his lawn mower with pride.  Dewey built over a thousand picnic tables for family friends and businesses in the area.  Dewey was a devoted husband, father and mentor to many.

Dewey is survived by his three children, Tina (Rick) Jurina, Lisa (Todd) Linden, Todd (Heather Granvold) Thunstrom, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 more on the way.  1 sister and 3 brothers, and many nieces, nephews and extended family members that will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his wife, parents and his brother Jerry Thunstrom.

Dewey’s Family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff at Emmanuel Nursing Home and to Hospice of the Red River Valley for their compassion and excellent care of Dewey.

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Friday, November 11, 2022

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