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Duane Degenstein

November 01, 1950 - August 10, 2010


5-7 P.M. Sunday, August 15 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

1-2:00 P.M. Monday, August 16 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Sunday, August 15 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. Monday, August 16 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Duane Degenstein

November 01, 1950 - August 10, 2010


Duane A. Degenstein, 59, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 in Fargo. Duane was born to Leonard and Ann (Kremmer) Degenstein on November 1, 1950 at Minot, ND. Duane grew up in Voltaire and Velva, ND. He attended school in Voltaire and graduated from High School in Velva in 1969. Duane spent 10 years in California. He entered the Army  while in California and served until 1976.

Duane Ardell Degenstein and Alane Frances Fischer were married on November 23, 1979 in Fargo. Duane worked for P.S.A. Air  while in California and then worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad, Dakota Railroad Service, Alloway, Buehler, and Walmart after returning to North Dakota. Duane and Alane lived in West Fargo until 1983 when they moved to Valley City, ND where they lived until moving to La Moure, ND. In 1990 they came to Fargo and have lived here since.

He is survived by his wife, Alane, Fargo; children, Jason, Fargo, Lance, Fargo; grandson, Kurtis, Hatton, ND; mother, Ann Degenstein, Salem, SD; brothers, Richard (Maurene) Fischer, LaGrange, CA, Ernie (Patty) Fischer, Thorofar, NJ; sisters, Joyce (Butch) Meyer, Salem  SD, Bonnie (Dave) Smith, Pasadena, Maryland; brothers in law, Mike Fischer, New Salem, ND, Gordy (Deb) Fischer, Fargo, Ed (Bobbi) Fischer, Devils Lake, ND, Bill (Lori) Fischer, Fargo; sisters in law, Sherrie Brenden, Aurora, CO, Joan (Darryl Lample, Park Rapids, MN, Rose Rios, West Fargo, ND; mother in law, Delores Fischer, West Fargo, ND


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  1. Peter Regstad says:

    Surrey ND
    I moved to LA area in Oct. 1969 with Duane, Albert D. and Larry B. We roomed together for a few years and Duane worked with me at Toys “R” Us in Van Nuys for a short time.

    We all had good times together enjoying CA., the weather, swimming pool and the beach.

    I did enjoy seeing Duane and most of the family at the reunion in Rugby ND
    a few years ago.

    I had planned on attending the funeral, but had car trouble this morning.

    Sincere condolences to the family for
    your loss. Peter

  2. Lynette (Degenstein) Scansen says:

    Knoxville TNI am very sorry for your loss. Duane has always had a special place in my heart as my favorite Uncle ( sorry Ernie) He was around for much of my childhood and I will always remember his belly laugh and smile. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    With Much Love,

  3. Tashina Fabel says:

    Fargo ND
    He was a sweet man and a joy to have worked with. From my family to his, we wish you all well and have you all in our prayers.

  4. Marita B Hoffart says:

    Minot ND
    I dind’t know Duane ver well, However I know that he was a good man who tried to do right by lie and by his family. Sorry I will not be able to attend the funeral service. I am currently in Kelispel, MT and on my way to Helena to visit my younger brother Tim Hoffart.
    My prayeful thoughts to the whole family. Love Marita B Hoffart

  5. Allison and Jerad Berhow says:

    West Fargo ND
    We worked with Duane at WalMart. He always had a great big smile and some sort of encouraging words for those rough days when you didn’t really want to be there. He will be missed.

  6. Vicky says:

    Post Falls IdI’m so very sorry for your loss, he will be remembered by all of us. Stay strong and help each other to remember the good times. May God bless every one of you.

  7. Larissa Hovde says:

    I worked with Duane at Wal-mart and he will be missed.
    With sympathy,
    Larissa H.

  8. CRUZ says:

    DUANE served Honorably as a CWT worker at the Fargo VA Medical Center in the E&MMS dept prior to his employment with the Walmart Corporation. He took pride in his assignments and did his best always promptly requesting another task soonest he had completed the previous assignment.
    As a Vet, no one understood more the importance of taking care of Vets than Duane, he did what he could without hesitation and for all the reasons that matter.
    Those of us that worked with and knew Duane, liked and cared about him a lot. We were priviledged to witness his genuine smile and bear witness to an occasional joke.

    Duane-“Take care Buddy, It will take me a while to make sense of it all, we are ALL at a loss”…Cruz

  9. Barbara Forinash says:

    Fargo ND
    Duane shared a soft smile and a gentle greeting with every guest and associate he encountered in his work at our Walmart. His gracious spirit was contagious and his presence touched many lives. Please know that we offer our sincere condolences for your loss. Duane’s positive impact on our lives will remain for those of us at the South Fargo Walmart.

  10. Bill & Mike Ethridge says:

    spokane WAwe didn’t get to see duane much but thought about him quite often. we had a lot of fun when we were younger.i’ll miss him. bill

  11. MeLinda Andrews (Ethridge) says:

    Spokane Valley WaMy heart and prayers are with all of you

  12. Rhonda Koch says:

    Pelican Rapids MN
    Duane always had a sense of humor. He will be missed by many.

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