Duane Dean Shedenhelm, age 91 of Decorah, formerly of Riceville, died December 6, 2015 at his home.Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 10, 2015, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Fr. Joseph Roost officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 10:00 A.M. Thursday, at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established.
Duane is survived by a son, Jary and wife Rebecca; grandchildren, Jade (Heidi), Jill, Jennifer, and Jaqulin; eight great-grandchildren, Derek, Ryan, Logan, Serena, Grant, Grace, Ty, and Jonathan; and a sister, Betty Carlson. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Maxine in 2013, two brothers, Cecil and Gale, and four sisters, Mary Glene Yetley, Juanita Fisher, Marjorie Shedenhelm, and Evalyn Nace.
Duane Dean Shedenhelm was born July 16, 1924 in Garwin, Iowa, the son of Clarence and Myrene Simmons Shedenhelm. He married Maxine Burrell on January 17, 1944 in Marengo, Iowa. The couple farmed for many years in the Brandon/Walker area, and Lime Springs and Riceville.
Duane enjoyed going to his cabins on several lakes in Minnesota. He liked fish during his free time.