DuWayne Andre “Dude” Breault, age 75, of Howard Lake, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, surrounded by his family after surgery to repair a ruptured aneurysm in his heart.
He was born Sept. 30, 1933, to Noray (LaVenture) and Urban Breault in New Richmond, WI. DuWayne was baptized and had his first communion at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Somerset, WI.
He attended Annunciation Catholic Grade School and Washburn High School.
In 1952, DuWayne joined the Navy during the Korean War and was stationed in San Diego, CA.
He married Adele Hill April 30, 1955, at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Encanto, CA. DuWayne was deployed to Guam a short time after.
A daughter, Kim Marie, was born May 19, 1956. After his discharge from the Navy, the family made their home in Minneapolis, where DuWayne opened Star Bowling and Golf Supply in St. Louis Park in 1962.
Another daughter, Kathy Lynn, was born Oct. 4, 1966. DuWayne moved his family to Minnetonka in 1970. By this time, he was running Star Bowling in three different locations.
DuWayne and Adele had purchased 40 acres north of Howard Lake, Minnesota in 1969. Many years were spent driving the 40-plus miles from their Minnetonka home to the farm to maintain their huge garden, where DuWayne enjoyed growing tomatoes, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and even strawberries.
In 1977, Dude and Adele built a new home on their 40 acres and began a 20-year run of commuting to Star Bowling.
DuWayne is survived by his wife of 53 years, Adele; daughters Kim Barth and husband Lyle, and Kathy Johnson and husband Jerod; grandchildren Marie Butler and husband Eric, Jeremy Peterson and wife Michelle, Cody, Patrick and Taylor Barth; and great-grandchildren Austin Paesch, Blake Peterson, Caleb Butler, Ethan Peterson, and Isabelle Butler.
He is further survived by his brother, Robert Breault and wife Mary; sister Mary Erickson and husband Erick; brothers-in-law Jerry Kopveiler and Gene Hill; and sister-in-law Lee Farrier; nieces Reenan Breault, Laurie Kopveiler, Sharon Brown, Julie Wills and Laurie Garnett; and nephew David Nessel.
DuWayne was preceded in death by his mother, Noray Eva LaVenture Bistodeau; stepfather Milton Bistodeau; father Urban Breault; parents-in-law Murl E. and Sylvia Hill; brothers-in-law Murl P. Hill and Irving Nessel; and sisters-in-law Delores Kopveiler and Lois Hill.
Dude loved the sea. He and Adele returned to San Diego often throughout their marriage and purchased a home there in 1984. They vacationed there for 19 years, until Dude’s health kept him from traveling.
After semi-retirement in 1997, DuWayne concentrated on “life at the farm.” Even though he lived for trips to the casino, the racetrack, old bowling stomping grounds, and anywhere he could find a good deal nothing compared to his farm. He considered it a retreat and his refuge.
A memorial service took place Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano with Pastor Dennis Entinger officiating.
Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.