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Published April 04, 2013, 12:00 AM

Duane A. Askelson

Duane A. Askelson, 54, Hitterdal, MN passed away April 2, 2013 in his home surrounded by family under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Duane was born December 10, 1958 to Melvin and Darlene (Glawe) Askelson. He grew up in the Felton, MN area until he began farming, which became a lifelong passion. He married Marlys Thompson on June 14, 1977 and they had three children.

Duane A. Askelson

Duane A. Askelson, 54, Hitterdal, MN passed away April 2, 2013 in his home surrounded by family under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Duane was born December 10, 1958 to Melvin and Darlene (Glawe) Askelson. He grew up in the Felton, MN area until he began farming, which became a lifelong passion. He married Marlys Thompson on June 14, 1977 and they had three children.

Duane loved hunting, fishing, farming and just being outdoors. He would often take drives just so he could look at the scenery. He was also a huge Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings fan.

Duane’s biggest joy was spending time with family and friends. He loved being a grandpa to his five grandchildren as well as many others who adopted him as “Grandpa Duane”. His smile and laughter will be greatly missed, but will never be forgotten.

Duane is survived by his three children: Jessica (Robert) Landsverk, West Fargo, ND, Catherine Askelson, Moorhead, MN and James (Kaia) Askelson, Ulen, MN. His five grandchildren: Angela, Amber, Jacob, Gracyn and Eastyn. Sisters: Delores (Billy) Halverson, Hitterdal, MN, Elaine Thompson, Hitterdal, MN, Denise (Roger) Halverson, Ulen, MN, Julie (Richie) Klemetson, Hitterdal, MN and Marcine Cahill, Waseka, MN and several nieces and nephews.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents.

Duane will be remembered as a cherished father, loving grandfather, a loyal brother and a faithful friend.

Visitation: One hour before the service.

Funeral: Friday, April 5, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., in Salem Lutheran Church, Hitterdal, MN.

Interment: Felton Cemetery, Felton, MN.

Online guestbook and video tribute at www.wrightfuneral.com.

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