Duane "Dewey" Eidsvold

Duane “Dewey” Henry Eidsvold, 100, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo. Duane was born July 17, 1916 in Valley City, ND to Henry and Inga (Lund) Eidsvold On January 25, 1939 Duane was united in marriage to Elaine Virginia Eidsvold (Larson) in Detroit Lakes, MN. Duane was drafted into the U.S. Army for WWII where he served training troops. They enjoyed 76 years of marriage and were very devoted to one another. The couple made their home and raised their children in Fargo. Duane worked as a foreman for Union Storage and Transfer until he retired at the age of 62. In 1961, they built a lake home and enjoyed many summers with their friends and family. Duane loved to fish and take care of his yard. He was known as the “Candy Man” as he always had candy for children. Survived by his children: Robert Eidsvold, Sioux Falls, SD; Patricia Riveland (Michael Schaffer) Fargo, ND, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great- great-grandchildren; 1 sister Ellie Holsen (Orville), Moorhead, MN and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife Elaine; parents; sisters: Ruth Eidsvold (infant) & Irene Agnew; brothers: Bill Eidsvold & Ray Eidsvold The family would like to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley for their special care. FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 4, 2017 with a visitation one hour prior to services at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

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  1. I knew Duane and Elaine from my years working at the Pierce Printing Company. Elaine was the bookkeeper there and I was a secretary. They would invite me over to their home and also invited me to their lake home. They were both wonderful people. Have always had a warm place in my heart for them. I have thought of them often over the years always thinking of their kindness. So sorry for your lose and my sympathy is with your at this time.

  2. I would like to offer my condolences to Robert Eidsvold on the death of his father, Duane Eidsvold. It is always difficult to say goodbye to a parent.

  3. Dewey and Elaine were always favorite “family” of mine. I have very happy memories of their kindness.
    God Bless you, Dewey. Go with God.

  4. I grew up across the street from the Eidsvolds and their two children. We were always welcome to their home & in their yard, removing apples from their tree and treats from within. Our neighborhood was a large family of friends, like the Eidsvolds. I remember Dewey in his later years, still outside mowing his lawn. He would bring a chair outside & mow for a short time, sit down for a moment then back to his task. I would visit with him while he rested and still remember his big smile and happy conversation. Dewey worked in his yard diligently and was one of a kind. He loved life and gave that back to his friends. I will miss him dearly, what a man! Steve

  5. I am so sorry to find out via a random Google search that Great Uncle Dewey had died. I feared something when the holiday card came back, but some years it does and then usually I get a note to follow saying they had moved. No letter this year and now found out both Dewey has passed around. I found a week too late to even come up for the funeral. I am so break heartbroken since this is the last of Grandpa Bill’s family that I kept in touch with over the years. January is just not a good month for Eidsvolds. Grandma Sadie died in January 15 years ago. At least glad to hear via this that Ellie is still alive. And Uncle Dewey at an amazing long life. And will always remember him giving us candy and coins when he saw us. Praying for the family.

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