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Douglas R. Venske, 51

Douglas R. Venske, age 51, of Winsted, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at his home.

He was born Nov. 9, 1961, in Watertown, the son of Marvin and Cordella (Henning) Venske. Douglas was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany.

Doug loved going to all kinds of fairs and town celebrations. He enjoyed going on walks, spending time with his nieces and nephews, going to garage sales, and helping out at the farm. He will be missed.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Cordella Venske; a brother, Bruce Venske; and a brother in infancy.

He is survived by his loving family: siblings and spouses: Richard and Marlane Venske of Arlington, Roger and Roberta Venske, Dennis and Marlene Venske, Sharon Venske, all of Winsted, Kenneth and Ginger Venske of Chaska, and Karen and Donald Kuhnau of Montrose; nephews and nieces Steven and Trish Venske, David Venske, Beth Venske, Kelsey Venske, Evin Venske, Gary Voight, Sue and Todd Neumann, and Tammy and Chad Ittel; and eight great nieces and nephews.

The funeral service took place Friday, July 26 at 11 a.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia with the Rev. Steve Anderson officiating. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Mayer.

Visitation was Thursday, July 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., and continued Friday one hour prior to the service, all at the funeral home.

Casket bearers were Steven Venske, David Venske, Evin Venske, Todd Neumann, Loren Kieser, and Scott Bayerl.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.