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Published September 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

Duane Carlson

Duane M. Carlson, 74, Battle Lake, MN, died Monday, September 9, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Center, Battle Lake.

Duane was born March 11, 1939, in Powers Lake, ND, son of Harvey and Olga (Berg) Carlson. Attending country school, Pleasant View, Thorson Township, and graduating from Columbus High School in 1957, his education was continued at North Dakota State University, graduating in 1962 with BS Degree in Mechanized Agriculture/Ag Finance. Duane served six years with the North Dakota Air National Guard as a Flight Simulator Technician.

Duane Carlson

Duane M. Carlson, 74, Battle Lake, MN, died Monday, September 9, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Center, Battle Lake.

Duane was born March 11, 1939, in Powers Lake, ND, son of Harvey and Olga (Berg) Carlson. Attending country school, Pleasant View, Thorson Township, and graduating from Columbus High School in 1957, his education was continued at North Dakota State University, graduating in 1962 with BS Degree in Mechanized Agriculture/Ag Finance. Duane served six years with the North Dakota Air National Guard as a Flight Simulator Technician.

Duane and Rachel C. Jensvold were married September 15, 1962, in Bergen Lutheran Church, rural Lidgerwood, ND. In September 1964 he began his employment with Crookston Production Credit Association. Three years were spent in Hallock, MN, transferring to the District Office in St. Paul where he traveled as a Credit Reviewer in the four-state region. He retired January 1, 1993, after 29 years of service.

During his working years he volunteered three six-week assignments with ACDI-VOCA in Russia and Poland/Ukraine. Each assignment involved development of private banking in post-Communist countries.

The family lived in Cottage Grove, building a lake home 1980 at Eagle Lake, rural Battle Lake, where they eventually retired. Selling the home in 1999 they changed to Battle Lake apartment living and eventually in October, 2012, entering Lakeside Senior Living.

Duane was very active with churches wherever they moved, namely Zion Lutheran, Cottage Grove, and Eagle Lake Lutheran, rural Battle Lake. A charter member of the Battle Lake Food Shelf and active member of Eagle Lake Lakeshore Association filled many hours after retirement to the Lake. A 13-day bus tour of Duane's Norwegian heritage was a highlight. "Papa Duane" dearly loved his seven grandchildren, taking in many, many school and church activities.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel; children/grandchildren Tim and Tammy, Emily, Elise, Eli and Dan and Beth, Ashley, Megan, Braden, Christian, both of Battle Lake; brothers Jerry and Eva, Lengby, Kevin and Lorna, Powers Lake, ND and Lowell and Pam, Portland, ND; brother-in-law Charles and Gothe Jensvold, Detroit Lakes; nephews, Paul, Aaron, Eric, Jacob, David and Jonathan Carlson; nieces, Allison Rondesvedt, Kara Ringdahl and Tshedi Kgamane; step-sisters Darlene and Bill Rose, Rothsay, Karen and Harvey Schneider, Fargo, Cheryl and Thom, Minot, ND; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Olga, grandparents Martin and Kirsti Berg, Hartvig and Dagne Carlson; in-laws, Oscar and Julia Jensvold; two step-brothers, Larry and Bud Kristianson.

Funeral Service: 2 pm, Thurs, September 12, 2013, Eagle Lake Lutheran, rural Battle Lake, with Pr. Ali Haugerud officiating.

Visitation: 4 - 7 pm Wed., September 11, with prayer service 7 pm

Internment: Eagle Lake Lutheran Cemetery, Battle Lake

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson of Battle Lake

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