Duane H. Larsen, 87
Duane H. Larsen, age 87 of New Hampton, passed away very peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, with his wife and grandson, Eric, by his side at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating.
Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Hampton.
Visitation is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019, with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary at the gathering space located at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton and will continue at the gathering space one hour prior to the mass on Saturday.
Online condolences for Duane’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Community School or a charity of your choice.
Duane was born to Louis and Anna (Doede) Larsen in Valley City, ND, where he attended school. Duane was married to Ardis Hoffart on June 8, 1954 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Valley City. To this union four children were born, Pamela, Jeffrey, Gregory and Steven. In 1952, Duane was drafted in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1954. The couple then moved to Minot, ND where he worked for Red Owl from 1954-1958. They then moved to Jamestown, ND from 1958-1961, Fargo, ND until 1974 and settling in New Hampton, IA when they purchased the Jack and Jill. A few years later they added a second location in Osage, IA which their son, Greg managed.
Duane was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and a past president, also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a former member of the Lions Club and New Hampton Country Club where he hit two holes in one. Duane was also a member of Holy Family Parish.
Duane enjoyed fishing, golfing and playing cards.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Ardis Larsen of New Hampton; his children, Pamela Bartness of New Hampton, Jeffrey Laura) Larsen of Mesa, AZ, Gregory (Kris) Larsen of Story City, IA and Steven (Merry) Larsen of Cross Plains, WI; seven grandchildren, Michael (Melissa) Larsen, Jennifer (Dean) Schultz, Eric Bartness, Adam Larsen, Jordan Larsen, Claire Larsen, Sam Larsen; two step grandchildren, Bridgett and Abby Haley; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene (Lois) Larsen of Port Angeles, WA and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Anna; his son-in-law, Gary Bartness; sisters, Charlotte and Lorraine; brother, Don and brothers-in-law, Al and Kenny.