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Duyane Foltz

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June 25, 1937-May 12, 2009

Duyane J. Foltz, 71, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes.

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Duyane was born the son of Joseph and Marie (Veik) Foltz on June 25, 1937, in Humphrey, Neb. At the age of 11, Duyane moved with his family to Frazee, where he continued his education, graduating in 1955. As a young man, Duyane enlisted in the United States Air Force on June 14, 1955. He served as a tail gunner on a B-36 during his time of service.

Duyane married Faye Young on Dec. 9, 1958 in Puerto Rico, Mexico on the Ramey Air Force Base. They made their home in Florida for eight years, before moving to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota in 1971. In Detroit Lakes, Duyane worked with his uncle Clem at Foltz Trucking. He eventually became an owner/operator of his truck. He continued driving until 1989, when he became disabled with COPD, which led to his early retirement.

During his retirement years, Duyane and Faye did a lot of traveling to visit family. He also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

Duyane is survived by his wife, Faye Foltz of Detroit Lakes; four children, Mary (Don) Roos of Fargo; Larry (Angie) Foltz of Fargo; Deb (Marc) Pallasch of Tiverton, R.I.; John (Heidi) Foltz of Glendale, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild; three brothers, Merlyn (Brenda) Foltz of New Hope, N.C., Morris Foltz of Detroit Lakes and Donnie (Connie) Foltz of Perham; three sisters, Estelle (Norel) Arneson of Perham, Doris (Ted) Wenner of Perham and Susan (Duane) Hiedeman of West Fargo; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Duyane's parents preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.

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