Duane C. Heer, 80, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at his home.
Duane C. Heer, 80, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at his home. Duane C. Heer, son of Frederick Heer Jr. and Elizabeth (Bezug) Heer was born on Feb. 19, 1938, at Olivet, SD. He was raised and educated in Olivet, and was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church, Olivet, SD. Duane joined the Army in Oct. of 1958. He was honorably discharged and returned to Olivet where he met Armelle Walter. Duane and Armelle were married and moved to Sioux Falls, SD. He worked for many years at Spence & Greenly Foods Packing House. In 1978, Duane started his own landscaping company. When his son, Brad, was old enough, he joined Duane and the two worked together until Duane’s retirement. Upon his retirement, Duane moved to Webster, SD, for a time and then to Devils Lake in April of 2018. Duane was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed visiting with everyone he meet and brought joy to many. He will be truly missed by his son and all who had the opportunity to know him Duane is survived by; his son, Bradley (Rayelle Hite) Heer, Devils Lake; sisters, Deloris Haffner, Mitchell, SD, and Shirley (Donald) Kramer, Henderson, NV. He was preceded in death by; his parents; and wife, Armelle in 1999.