Duane Henry Midtling, age 77, of Wilson, WI, passed away Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, WI.
A memorial service will take place Friday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S. Knowles Avenue) in New Richmond, WI, with a visitation one hour prior to the service.
Guests will be asked to follow all Centers for Disease Control guidelines for gathering, including social distancing and wearing face masks.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.
Duane was born May 14, 1943, in Faribault, MN; the son of Edward and Luella (Mcclies) Midtling.
After high school, he pursued his love for cattle by working for several farmers, resulting in buying cattle to build his own herd Townside Jersey’s. Duane’s eye for a great cow led him to be a respected cattleman within the registered dairy industry.
Duane became a trucker/broker of cattle where he met many friends in the industry all over the country, landing lifelong friendships.
Most recently, Duane enjoyed watching his grandson’s family continue the farming tradition.
As Duane’s health worsened, decreasing his mobility, he was promoted to porch patrol where he would watch the daily farming activities.
Duane enjoyed telling stories to many; sometime the same ones, over and over. But, he was clear to note his favorite part of the day was the daily visits, and snacks with his great-grandchildren.
Duane is survived by his sons, Barry (Sandra) Midtling, and Kerry (Tammy) Midtling; grandchildren, Brad (Tina) Midtling, Crystal (Jordan) Wendlandt, Mandy (Jon) Olson, and Jason Midtling; great-grandchildren, Hailey, MaKenzie, Alexis, Malakai, Colton, Jakob, Chayce, and Garrett; sisters, Ivanel Degen, and Elain Peterson; other relatives; and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Betty Norman, and Mardell Harkman.