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Maurice Duval

January 14, 1928 - September 01, 2017

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Maurice F. Duval, 89, Lisbon, died Friday, Sept. 1 in North Dakota Veterans Home.

Maurice Ferdinand Duval was born in Moorhead, MN on January 14th, 1928 to Mederic and Blodwan Duval. He grew up in St. Benedict, ND and later moved to Fargo with his family where he was a dedicated paper boy for the Forum. He entered the U.S. Army Air Force in 1945 which became the U.S. Air Force beginning in 1947 and was stationed in numerous locations around the country. He then joined the Air National Guard in Fargo. In 1955, Maurice was hired by Gulf American Land Corporation selling real estate in Arizona and Florida. He returned to Fargo in 1960 and graduated from Joseph’s School of Hair Design where he met and later married Judy Sticka in 1962. They owned and operated the Flair Beauty Salon in downtown Fargo until 1973 when Maurice re-joined the Air National Guard. As a proud “Happy Hooligan”, he often served as crew chief while completing remote missions in civil engineering including work on the Panama Canal. He was active in the American Legion, serving in the color guard for 25 years. He was active in numerous area veterans clubs and was a member of the Depot Singers and Knights of Columbus.

Maurice is survived by sons Maurice Jon (Lezlie) Duval, Brainerd, MN, and Antoine “Tony” (Kirsten) Duval, Fargo, ND; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and brother Russell Duval.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters; Bernard Duval, Leo Duval, Maxine Nelson (Jones), Monica Barfuss, Marianne Furch, and Robert Duval.

Visitation will be at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo on Tuesday, Sept. 5th from 5:00-7:00 pm with prayer service to follow. The funeral will be at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, Sept 6th at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Horace ND.

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5 responses to “Maurice Duval”

  1. Kathleen Lenzmeier Creighton says:

    When he sang those high notes, his eyes would close and his head went back as if he was thanking heaven for his strong voice and the music of this world. We missed him when he could not longer take part in the Fargo Depot Singers entertaining group and have missed his since he moved to Lisbon. Now, as we miss him, we can envision his new choir director saying: “I know you love to sing, Maurice, but you must blend with the other voices! He was a treasure and a treat. Kathleen Creighton sister to Maury’s good friend, Gene Lenzmeier… all of us…former members of the Fargo Depot Singers accompanied by Joni Miller and still going after over 15 years.

  2. Chet Nettestad says:

    Maurice was a great guy on the 119th CES deployments and loved to sing. he will be Missed.

    Chet Nettestad Former 1st Sgt 119th CES

  3. Janice Buchweitz says:

    I never knew your dad sounds like he had a interesting life sympathy to Tony and his family

  4. David V Barfuss says:

    Uncle Maury was always joking and loving as long as I knew him. He loved to tell stories, never knew if they were true or not. I’ll never forget the one time he came to Tucson Az. Sorry I can’t be there. I will be praying for him and all of you. May he Rest In Peace! Love Nephew David V Barfuss

  5. Randy Rider says:

    I met him a few times through his son Mauery he was a present man soft spoken. Fun to talk to loved his stories. I will miss him a lot. Very sorry for the loss of him to his family. Prayers. And I thank him again for his service to our country. God Bless him and his family.

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