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August 14, 2022

6/17/2022 5:29:00 AM
Duane Arthur Doede

Duane Arthur Doede, age 90 of Minocqua, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 at his residence. Duane was born on July 4, 1931, in Bear Creek, the son of Arthur W. and Delores (nee Bechard) Doede.

Duane graduated from Menasha High School and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He married Carol Frances (Vollmer) Doede and worked for American Can Company at the Canal Street Plant in Menasha.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved playing cards, especially poker and cribbage. He never missed a good fish fry and Manhattan on Fridays and loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved going on the Honor Flight on October 6, 2014.

Duane is survived by his wife Carol Doede, his children Michael (Linda) Doede of Rhinelander, Chris (Jeffrey) Schommer of Arbor Vitae and Pauline Hill of Sheboygan; his grandchildren Stacie (Clark) Valukas, Stephanie (Alan) Ammerman, Matthew (Alyssa) Schommer, Ben Doede and Jessica Doede; his great-grandchildren Olin Valukas, Macie and Hannah Ammerman, Leddy and Sonya Schommer: his sister Jeannie Jaykoski and other family and friends.

Upon his wishes, cremation took place and his family will privately celebrate his life with pizza and beer.

Online condolence may be shared at

Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services of Woodruff is serving the family.

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