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Published October 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Duane Henry Loewen

Duane Henry Loewen, 75, passed away on October 20, 2013 at HCR ManorCare , Fargo, ND.

Duane was born to Henry and Emmalyn (Bartel) Loewen on January 13, 1938 in Devils Lake, ND. He was baptized and confirmed in Alsen Swiss Mennonite Church and graduated from Alsen High School in 1957.

Duane Henry Loewen

Duane Henry Loewen, 75, passed away on October 20, 2013 at HCR ManorCare , Fargo, ND.

Duane was born to Henry and Emmalyn (Bartel) Loewen on January 13, 1938 in Devils Lake, ND. He was baptized and confirmed in Alsen Swiss Mennonite Church and graduated from Alsen High School in 1957.

Duane attended Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, NE. Duane transferred to Mayville State Teachers College in Maville, ND, graduating in 1960.

In 1959, Duane was united in marriage to Arlene Mullet at Washington Lutheran Church in Northwood, ND. They made their home in Cavalier, ND, Warren, Fergus Falls, and Moorhead, MN.

Duane worked as a teacher in Cavalier, Warren and Fergus Falls. He was then a computer consultant for Minnesota Educational Computer Consortium, Team Electronics and Insight Technologies.

Arlene passed away in 1996. In 1997, Duane married JoAnn (Toso) Affield at Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church in Moorhead. In 2000, Duane retired and enjoyed traveling.

Duane was a member of Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church in Moorhead. He was involved as church treasurer, Stephen Ministry, and Prime Timers.

Duane is survived by his wife, JoAnn, of Moorhead; 2 children, Michael, Las Vegas, NV and Michelle (Dan) Spriggs, St. Anthony, MN; 5 of JoAnn’s children, Jennifer (Tony) Green, Ulen, MN, Toni Affield, Todd (Ruth) Affield, Randy (Wendy) Affield, Dwight (Carrie) Affield, all of Barnesville, MN; 2 grandchildren, Justice and Raven Spriggs; 13 grandchildren, Jackie, Kristen, Jamie, Sarah, Rachel, Brandon, William, Katie, Alyssa, Jared, Jake, Travis, Claire; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, David and William Mullet, Gerald (Karen ) Toso and Don Toso; sisters-in-law, Donna Tarver, Wilma Stinar and Mary (John) Luggerio, and many nieces and nephews.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Arlene, and 3 siblings.

Visitation: Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. with a prayer service at 6:30 P.M.at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN. Visitation will also be 1 hour before the service at the church.

Funeral service: Monday, October, 28, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church, Moorhead, MN.

Interment: Washington Cemetery, Northwood, ND.

Online guestbook at www.wrightfuneral.com.

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