Duane Carroll MichenerNovember 25, 1925 ~ January 6, 2018 (age 92)
Duane Michener, 92, of Spring Valley, MN passed away peacefully Saturday January 6, 2018 at the Spring Valley Care Center in Spring Valley.
Funeral services for Duane Michener will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday January 10, 2017 at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church in Cherry Grove with Rev. Deanna Woodward officiating. Burial will be in the Cherry Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Tuesday January 9, 2018 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and will continue 1hr prior to the service at the church.
Duane Carroll Michener was born November 25, 1925 to Gerald and Gula (Nagel) Michener in Forestville Township, Fillmore County. On August 26, 1947 he was united in marriage to Arlys Mensink in Cherry Grove. After his marriage to Arlys, he farmed the family farm in Cherry Grove for 66 years. Duane was a hardworking farmer and earned many trophies showing pigs.
He loved to hunt, fish, doing wood working, or anything outdoors. Most of all Duane enjoyed spending time with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids.
Duane was a lifelong and oldest, active member in the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, he also served on the church boards and always kept the snow plowed at the church. He also served on the Fillmore County DHIA, Spring Valley Creamery Board, Spring Valley Hospital Board, and the Cherry Grove Community Center.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Spring Valley Care Center for the wonderful care.
Duane is survived by his wife of 70 years Arlys of Spring Valley; children: Mary Lou (Tom) Howard of Spring Valley, MN, Dan Michener of Fountain, MN, Sue (the late Jeff Kolling) Kolling (Craig Goodsell) of Spring Valley, MN, Gary (Roxy) Michener of Spring Valley, MN, Diane (Steve) Hafner of Spring Valley, MN, and Cindy (Greg) Turgeon of Chippewa Falls, WI; 13 grandchildren: Brian (Tracey) Howard, Kristin (Kevin) Beck, Karin (Tyler) Thompson, Sara (Jered Bamlet) Howard, Aaron (Toni) Kolling, Matt (Cheyanne) Kolling, John (Donna) Michener, Robert Michener, Alysa (Steve) Himle, Kelly (Adam) Sorenson, Megan (Brad) Stokke, Adam (Carlee) Turgeon, and Michelle (Zach) Pfeffer; 24 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Gula, a sister Arlene Lichty, and son-in-law Jeff Kolling.
In lieu of flowers Memorials are preferred to Cherry Grove United Methodist Church or Cherry Grove Cemetery.