December 17, 1946 ~ December 20, 2017
Dwayne was born December 17, 1946 to Curtis and Dagny (Corneliusen) Yahnke in Waseca , MN. After graduating from West Fargo High School in 1964 he attended North Dakota State University and graduated with an Economics major in 1968. After college he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Minot, ND and Cape Newenham, AK. In 1970 Dwayne was married to Mary Sether. They resided in Minot, Fargo, Eveleth, Litchfield and settled in West Fargo in 1982.
Dwayne began his insurance career with State Farm in Eveleth, MN. He later took a position with First Bank Systems and moved to Litchfield, MN. In 1982 Dwayne founded Yahnke Insurance Agency and continued to work until the fall of 2016.
Dwayne was a member of the Osborne Kaypro Users Group where he met many lifelong friends. He was a long time member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Fargo. He had many hobbies including flower gardening, home improvement projects, fishing, sailing, camping and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid Bison athletics fan, MG enthusiast and a proud American.
Dwayne is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary, four children; Andrew Yahnke West Fargo, ND, Gretchen (Michael) Austin Fargo, ND, Darrick Yahnke, Fargo, ND, Theresa Yahnke Fargo, ND; four grandchildren Baylee Riddle Fargo, ND, Hayden Austin Fargo ND, Evelyn and Taryn Yahnke Grand Forks, ND. Siblings; Donna (Dale) Pogatchnik, Curtis (Roseanne) Yahnke, Nedrick (Pat) Yahnke, sister in law Diane Yahnke and brother in law Farrell Hanson. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father in law John Irving and Evelyn (Butenhoff) Sether, brother Dean Yahnke, sister Susan (Yahnke) Hanson, brother in law John Sether and niece Deborah Nickel.
Donations in Dwayne's memory preferred to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.
Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 6:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Plymouth Congregational Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.
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