Duane H Larsen

duane larsen
Duane H. Larsen, age 87, of New Hampton, IA 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 AM 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 4:30-6:30 PM on Friday, April 5, 2019 with a 6:30 PM 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 memorial 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) Lar\sen 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.

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  1. Ardis and Family you have My Deepest Sympathy. Prayers and Thoughts are with you during this difficult time of Loss of Your Loved One

  2. To Ardis and family. We were so saddened to hear of Duane’s passing. Remember all the good times we had together way back when. Always enjoyed his company. What a fun weekend when we went to Chicago for the weekend. Still think about it. Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family. Jerry and Mary Lou

  3. Ardis and family, you all have my deepest sympathy. Duane’s at peace with his heavenly father.

  4. Ardis and all of the Family,just want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.Duane was a very special guy and Tom enjoyed working for him,he always had that little smile on.And now no more suffering,he,s in a better place. Tom and Marian Gebel

  5. Ardis and family, Our sympathy and prayers to all. We will miss seeing Duane at Mass eac Wednesday at the nursing home. He is now at peace and in a better place with his Heavenly Father. May he rest in peace–no more suffering. Merle & Karen

  6. Ardis, Pam, and family, our thoughts and prayers to all. Nice man. We always enjoyed visiting with him in the store and at the Country Club.

  7. May Duane Rest In Peace as his family remembers him with love and fond memories. Blessings to all, Mike and Margie O’Neill

  8. May the memories of Duane console you in the days ahead. I remember when he ran the grocery store and seeing him on walks. All our thoughts and prayers to his family. Jeanne and David Roder

  9. My condolences to Mrs. Larsen and her family. Many happy memories of Duane be with you, and may these promises from Jehovah God help you to endure. “Do not be anxious….but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.

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