Duane "Dewy" Schmitcke, 53, Fargo, died Sunday in his home.

Duane "Dewy" Michael Schmitcke was born in Bismarck, ND at St. Alapis Hospital on June 24, 1958 to Mary Ann and Arnold Schmitcke.

Duane served in the US Army. He did most of his tour in Germany from 1976-1979 spending 3 years serving our country.

Duane moved to California in 1980. Duane met Elizabeth Holt, and they were married in California on November 14, 1981.  Duane moved to Fargo in 1994. Duane worked for Northern Pipe for 10 years prior to his death.

Duane and Liz had three beautiful children, LeLa, Nikki and Adam, all of Reno, NV. Duane became a grandfather to five beautiful grandchildren, Colleen, Nikolai, Elijah, Charlie, and Chase. Duane is survived by his mother, Mary Ann, and eight sisters and 1 brother; Susan (Klay) Kubik, Manning, ND, Cheryl (Joe) Major, Fargo, ND, Jeanie (Rick) Moszer, Denver, CO, Laurie (Marlon) McLaughlin, Miami, FL, Renee (Mitch) Sandoval, El Cajon, CA, Jackie (Jerome) Sharratt, Fargo, ND, Dianne (Jason) Barnes, Denver, CO, Joe (Christi) Schmitcke, Fargo, ND, Gwen (Katie) Schmitcke, Fargo, ND and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Duane was preceded in death by his father Arnold and grandparents Otto and Emma Schmitcke and Anna and Sebastian Walter

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  1. fargo ndI remember the “old neighborhood” and we all used to get together and play kickball on the corner lot next to the Kowalski’s house. Seems like yesterday. My condolences to the Schmitcke family. I will miss you , Duane, you have been there as a friend for me a lot over the years.

  2. Moorhead MN
    Mary Ann and family

    So sorry to hear about Daune, are thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Fern McClary and family

  3. Moorhead Minnesota
    Dewy, I don’t think that the angels are ready for you, but I’m sure you have enough Ole and Lena jokes to tell them that they won’t stop laughing for a long time! We’ll miss you!
    Love, Jon and Dee Dee

  4. Bismarck ND
    Duane – I have good memories of us when we were young, visiting at Grandma & Grandpa’s. The years have gone by so fast. I feel bad that we didn’t get the chance to get together more often, but hope to see you in the life after – Peace be with you, your cousin, Sandy.

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