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Duane "Dubby" W. Larson

May 4, 1936 — October 12, 2020

Duane "Dubby" W. Larson

Duane w. “Dubby” Larson, 84 of Starkweather ND passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 at his home in the loving care of his wife and family.

Funeral Services for Duane will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake with Reverend Robert Buechler officiating.  Duane will be laid to rest in the Edmore City Cemetery.

Duane, son of Goodwin and Florence (Sagen) Larson was born on May 4, 1936 at the General Hospital in Devils Lake ND.  He grew up in the Derrick and Edmore areas and attended the area country schools.  His mother died when he was 3 years old and Duane was fortunate to have several uncles and aunts who helped his Dad in raising him.

Duane was united in marriage to Glenna Melland in May of 1958 and they were blessed with 62 years of love and marriage.

Duane had a life long career as a heavy equipment operator, the bulldozer.  He worked for Ramsey County on road construction for several years and was employed with Hulstrand Construction until his retirement.  Retirement was not in his nature, so he worked part-time at Close Construction and then was self-employed as a dozer operator in the Lake Region area.  You would find him spending many hours at area farms, burying rock piles and railroad lines and taking out tree rows. 

When not on the job, Duane liked tinkering with old cars and attending auction sales.  In his younger years he and Glenna enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada.  But nothing made Duane happier than a good visit, good conversation and good cup of coffee shared with family and friends. 

Duane is survived by his wife Glenna; children Darrel Larson, Devils Lake, Dale (Shelly) Larson, Starkweather ND, Tamara Rysavy, Devils Lake and Melissa Larson, Park River ND; grandchildren Stormie Scott, Denver CO-Haley Larson also of Denver-Celeste Rysavy, Clifford ND-Denver Biby, Bismarck ND, Dawson Biby and Dexter Biby both of Munich ND; great grandchildren Bentley, Allison and Willow; mother-in-law Jennie Melland, Devils Lake; in-laws Angela Blackaby, Oklahoma City OK and Lynn and Jane Melland, Elk River MN; several beloved nieces, nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law Leonard Melland. 

Casket Bearers will be Denver, Dawson, Dexter, Dale and Darrel.  Music will be provided by James and Elizabeth Berg.


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Funeral Service

Monday, October 19, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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