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Duane Sumerfelt

Duane Alexander Sumerfelt

Tuesday, July 8th, 1952 - Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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Obituary

Duane Alexander Sumerfelt, 66, began his eternal rest Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at home following a nearly three year long battle against MDS.

Born and raised in Marshall, the son of Bernard and Sophie (Gruhot) Sumerfelt, he was a lifelong and well-known member of the community. Duane, born July 8, 1952, was the third of five brothers.

Duane enjoyed life in small town Minnesota and graduated from Marshall Senior High School in 1970. He excelled in FFA and won a state championship in the forestry division. In lieu of a career in the wilderness, he attended technical school for auto body repair to pursue a lifetime love of cars.

Upon completion of his education, Duane began what would become his career, working for local construction contractors, ultimately leading to a partnership with Earl Lindquist in L&S Plaster and Stucco. Over forty years improving area resident’s houses meant that he was often recognized in public and would frequently recall people through the work he had performed in their homes.

In 1977 he met and fell in love with Gail Riebe. They married December 29th, 1977 in a ceremony surrounded by their closest family and friends. They would have celebrated 42 years together in December.

Duane’s love of nature led him to be an avid camper, hunter and fisherman. Summers spent at Lake Shetek, with his family and friends, will be fondly remembered by all who were there. He also enjoyed bowling and was a longtime participant in area bowling leagues. When at home, he enjoyed playing cards and was a fierce competitor in games of 500.

Duane was an active member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and a Knight of Columbus. Additionally, he was a valued member of the Eagles lodge in Marshall.

He is survived by his loving wife of forty-one years Gail (Riebe) Sumerfelt, his son Michael (Theresa) Sumerfelt, daughter Shana (Lee) Allex, his grandchildren Cyrus and Samara Sumerfelt and Madelyn and Malia Allex, brothers David Sumerfelt of Spanaway, Washington, Daniel Sumerfelt of Sahuarita, Arizona and Dennis Sumerfelt of Wheaton, Minnesota as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents as well as brother Richard Sumerfelt. Duane will forever be remembered as a loving husband, caring (grand)parent and loyal friend.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home - Marshall
    Address
    411 W. Lyon St.
    MARSHALL, MN
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    5:00 p.m. CCW Rosary, 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    When
    Friday, June 28th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Location
    Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home - Marshall
    Address
    411 W. Lyon St.
    MARSHALL, MN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    5:00 p.m. CCW Rosary, 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service
  • Service

    Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 28th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    Address
    503 W. Lyon St.
    MARSHALL, MN
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    Officiant
    Rev. Fr. Mark Steffl
  • Interment

    Location
    Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    Hwy59 and Hwy 23
    MARSHALL, MN
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  • Reception

    Location
    Carlin Hall
    Address
    503 West Lyon
    MARSHALL, MN 56258
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Posted at 12:33am
My sincere condolences for your family and friends. May God provide you with the strength you need to cope during this difficult time. The bible promises a future hope of seeing our dead loved ones again. John 5:28 says "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". jw.org
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Posted at 01:49pm
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Posted at 10:29am
Our deepest sympathy. Know that we are thinking of you and love you. Bob and Kathy, Dave and Carol, and Natalie.
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Ron & Stephanie Morton

Posted at 12:57am
Gail & Family,
Duane put up a good fight and was so lucky to have such a loving wife and amazing family. Our condolences and love to you all. Ron & Steph
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