Duayne Francis Artmann, age 74, of Glencoe, formerly of Winsted, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at the Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care Unit.
He was born June 12, 1934, in Winsted Township, McLeod County, the son of Benjamin and Evangeline (Shovelain) Artmann.
Duayne was baptized at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. He attended school in Watertown.
As a young man, Duayne worked for his parents on the farm and had also taken employment as a hired hand for neighboring farmers. He had worked a short time as a block layer/mason and for many years, at the creamery in Winsted.
When he moved to Glencoe, Duayne began working as a custodian in the McLeod County Courthouse.
Duayne had been a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, was currently a lifetime member of the Winsted Knights Of Columbus, and a current member of the Church Of St. Pius X in Glencoe.
He will be remembered for his generous, compassionate nature and his love to visit with others. Duayne enjoyed classic country music and playing Dominos. He was known to many as “Stoney.”
For the past 10 years Duayne has been a resident of the Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care Unit.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Evangeline Artmann; sisters Lorraine and Germaine Artmann; and brother Lenus Artmann.
Duayne is survived by his sisters and brothers, Florentine Lachermeier of Winsted, Geraldine Axvig (husband Gene) of Big Lake, Mary Ann Ryden (husband Warren) of Coon Rapids, Darryl Artmann (wife Pam) of Missouri, Jeannine Erickson (husband Dan) of Illinois, Anna Mae Hertzog (husband Dale) of St. Paul, and Harlan Artmann of Glencoe; sister-in-law Donna Artmann of Big Lake; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Church Of St. Pius X in Glencoe with Fr. Anthony Stubeda officiating. The organist was Sister Elizabeth Gruenes, and the song leader was Shari Templin, who led the congregation in “Here I Am Lord,” “Prayer Of St. Francis,” “I Am The Bread Of Life,” “Come To His Aid,” and “Amazing Grace.” Interment was in the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Winsted.
Visitation took place one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. For online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralchapels.com