Duane O. Osmonson, 85, of Staples passed away November 27, 2016, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
A Memorial Mass will be held Dec. 16, at 11 a.m., at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Austin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church Mass.
Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples.
Duane was born Dec. 7, 1930 in Manchester to Rufus and Valda (Boe) Osmonson. He married Betty Pump at St. Augustine’s Church on Dec. 2, 1950. In 1952 he entered the U.S. Army, where he served for 21 years. He was the Maintenance Director for the Gerard School in Austin for many years. Duane was a member of St. Augustine’s and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the Eagles club. A hobby farmer, Duane enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, hunting, fishing, dancing and playing cards.
Duane is survived by his wife of 65 years; three daughters, Cheryl Osmonson, of Rochester, Cynthia (Bruce) Whiteaker and Carolyn Osmonson, both of Austin; three sons, Greg Osmonson, of Staples, Brian (Lynette) Osmonson, of Pattonsburg, MO and Keith (Julie) Osmonson, of Hutchinson; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four brothers, James, Merlin, Errol and Craig and two sisters, Dorothy and Marilyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lowell and Don and two infant brothers.