Funeral Mass for Duane Marsh, 56, of South Heart, will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson, with Father William Ruelle celebrating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery, South Heart.
Visitation will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Stevenson Funeral Home. Visitation will continue from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with a Rosary and Vigil service taking place at 6:00 p.m.
Duane passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at St. Alexis Medical Center, Bismarck, ND.
Duane Richard was born March 25, 1958 in Dickinson, the son of Richard and Frances (Volesky) Marsh. He grew up on the family farm, graduating from South Heart School in 1976. Duane continued to farm and ranch throughout his lifetime. On September 24, 1981, Duane married Doris Dukart at St. Marys Catholic Church in South Heart. They were blessed with five children, Vanna, Amy, Larissa, Brielle and Emerson (twins). Duane, Doris and the kids ran a dairy operation until 2009. They were proud to be able to raise their children on the farm. Farming and ranching were Duanes true passions. He enjoyed fishing, playing pinochle, hunting in the badlands, weekly calls from his best bud Dean, and all the visits from his neighborhood pals. When it comes to grandpas, Duane was the best. Tractor rides, feeding the cows, ranger rides and wrestling will never be the same without Grandpa.
Duane was the glue for his family, the anchor for the neighborhood and the everything for his wife. Faith and family were his strength. Duane was always available to help anyone who needed him and loved by everyone who had the honor of knowing him. They say God takes the good guys first and we know great Grandpas go to Heaven! We will dearly miss our "night cap" guy! His message would be to live a simple life and treat everyone like an honest friend.
Duane is survived by his wife, Doris; son, Emerson (Tina Binstock) of Dickinson; daughters, Vanna (Rob) Gassmann and their children, Isaiah, Lucah, Noah and Ella of Clarksville, TN; Amy (Travis) Anton and their children, Brayden and Jaxon of Dickinson; Larissa (Gerald Sletmoe) of Fargo; and Brielle (Tim Bullinger) of Dickinson; his mother, Frances Marsh of Dickinson; brothers, Dean (Bev) Marsh of Horace, Rick (Sheryl) Marsh of Dickinson; sisters, Rosie (Jim) Perdaems of South Heart, Mona (Dallas) Carlson of Dickinson; Cindy (Ken) Kuylen of Pick City; Sandy (Larry) Pavlish of Glendale, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Marsh.
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