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Duane Castle

March 23, 1946 ~ November 16, 2018 (age 72)

Duane Ronald Castle was born on March 23, 1946 in Perham, Minnesota to the late Dorsey and Myrtle (Hanson) Castle.  He grew up in Seattle, Washington where he graduated from the West Seattle High School with the class of 1964.  Duane made his home in Minneapolis, returning to Seattle in 1974 where he was employed with Consolidated Freightways for 30 years. 

Retiring in 2008, Duane made his home in rural New York Mills where enjoyed working part time for Kenny’s Candy in the maintenance department. Duane met LaVonne (Perala) Schaeffer, an old childhood friend, and they shared many years of happy adventures and life together.

Duane passed away peacefully at his home on November 16, 2018 with the care of LB Hospice at 72 years of age.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.  Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Bonnie; companion, LaVonne (Perala) Schaeffer; sister-in-law, Esther; brother-in-law, Kent.

Duane is survived by his son, Brian (Fawn) Castle of Staples; daughter, Amy Castle of Seattle, Washington; granddaughter, Neveah; siblings: Melvin Castle of Xenia, Ohio; JoAnne Buchanen of Melrose; Marlys Johnson of Bellingham, Washington; Darrell (Janice) Castle of Seattle, Washington; Roger (Janice) Castle of Seattle, Washington; Shirley (Art) Buntrock of Ottertail; many other relatives and a host of friends.

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