June 24, 1958 ~ February 19, 2012
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