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Duane K. Bruening


Duane K. Bruening died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Barthell O.E.S. Home in Decorah, Iowa, at the age of 90.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah with the Rev. Donald Hertges and the Rev. Msgr. Edward Lechtenberg officiating. Burial will be in
St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery in Decorah with military honors.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at St. Benedict Catholic Church and on Friday beginning at 10 a.m. one hour before the service at the church.
Duane is survived by his children, Helen Barbier of Rougemont, Switzerland, Frederick (Tammy) of Grand Blanc, Mich., Gregory (Karen) of Decorah, Mary Rayburn (Philip Lee) of Hunt Valley, Md., Keith (Amy) of Decorah and Elizabeth Bruening of Ankeny, Iowa; grandchildren, Jocelyn (Joey Clarine), Ashley Eileen, Guy Thomas, Tyler, Camille, Henri, Theresa (Jameson Bamrick), Jacob, Amanda, Gabrielle, Claudia, Michael, Nathaniel, Katherine, Rebecca and August; great-grandchildren, Alayna, Bennett, Fiona and Aurora Eileen; his sister, Loma Carlson of Decorah; two sisters-in-law, Alvina Murphy of Peosta, Iowa, and Betty Murphy of Dubuque, Iowa; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen on April 1, 2019; his sons, Steven and Michael; his granddaughter, Natalie Bruening; sons-in-law, Robert Cowie and Guy Barbier; parents, Leo and Theresa (Baumler) Bruening; his in-laws, James and Lucella (Harks) Murphy; his sister, Beverly (Ruen) White; his brother, Lowell (Buzz) Bruening; his sister-in-law, Sonja (Berg) Bruening; and his brothers-in-law, Don White, Fritz Carlson, Virgil Murphy and Louis Murphy.
Memorials may be given to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, P.O. Box 379, 502 W. Water St., Decorah, IA 52101 or the Elks Lodge, 105 River St., Decorah, IA 52101.
Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.fjelstul.com.
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