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Duane French

October 06, 1932 - March 31, 2012


A private family service will be held.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Duane French

October 06, 1932 - March 31, 2012


Duane Ronald French age 79, formally of Grafton, ND, passed peacefully on March 31, 2012 at Bethany on 42nd Retirement Living Homes in Fargo, ND.


Duane French was born October 6, 1932, attended Grafton High School and served in the US army. In 1953 moved to Minneapolis, MN and worked at Clark Oil and Ensign Electric Company. In 1962 Duane moved back to Grafton, ND and founded French Welding Inc. and later D & B Supply. In 1974 was named North Dakota Small Business Person of the Year.


Duane was preceded in death by Bernice French, parents, Damas and Jeanette (Sabourin); sister, Shirley Van Camp, and brother Ordean.


He is survived by children, Gary, Dave (Cindy), Greg (Kim) and Lori (Tom); grandchildren, Tina, Travis, Jason, Chad (Libby), Jacob (Mary) Woinarowicz, kala (Danny) Robinson, Jessica, Brian, Jamie, Thomas and Monique; great-grandchildren, Amelia, LaNeah, Halle, Cayden, Harper, Addison,Tyler, Zachary, Gunner, Olivia, and Lacey; siblings, Beverly Garster, Wes (Pat), Jan Loos, Darryl; numerous nieces and nephews.


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  1. Teri & Junior Dahl says:

    Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your dad. He was a great guy and really enjoyed visiting with him when he would come to Hansons.

  2. Buck and Mary says:

    EAST GRAND FORKS mnFrench family, all of you are in our prayers. Duane was a special person. Gary, are thoughts are especially with you. Hang in, see you at the lake.

  3. Cynthia and Frank Janousek says:

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. It is never easy to let go of those we hold near and dear to our hearts, but may it comfort you to know that though he has passed from this life he is not gone as you treasure and share the many memories he left with each of you.

    Our Sympathy to each of you

    Cynthia and Frank

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