Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Duane Glenn Paswaters
Service: July 8, 2017
Duane Glenn Paswaters
Duane Glenn Paswaters, 84, passed away Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc, with his family at his side.
Funeral services for Duane will be held on Saturday, July 8, at 1 p.m. at St. Peterís Lutheran Church in Lebanon with Rev. Douglas Bergelin officiating. Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial, with military graveside rites, will take place at the parish cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the church or AngelsGrace Hospice.
He was born June 5th, 1933 in Raymond Nebraska, the oldest of 6 boys to Glenn and Clara (nee Schnitter) Paswaters. It was on the family farm that he learned his hard work ethic, and started his love of John Deere Tractors.
On June 21st, 1969 he married the former Sandy Ullrich at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. In 1973, they built their forever home in Lebanon, where they raised their daughters and made lifelong friends.
Duane worked for the Dodge County Highway Department for 30 years, retiring in 1996. He then worked part-time as a custodian at Meadowview School in Oconomowoc. He served in the United States Army, and was a lifetime member of VFW post 2260 in Oconomowoc. He was a faithful and active member of St Peterís Lutheran Church in Lebanon, serving on various church boards over the years. He was also a former member of the Lebanon Fire Department.
He enjoyed restoring 2- cylinder John Deere Tractors. He was most proud of his 1929 Model A Ford, which he also restored. He loved going to his grandchildren's various school activities and cheering them on at sporting events. His 2 great granddaughters brought him much joy.
In retirement he enjoyed traveling with Sandy, and his good friends Dale and Caroline Maas, Harlan and Linda Uttech, and John and Pat Tesch. He always enjoyed the special friendship he had with Shirley and the late Martin Zwieg, and Willie and the late Judy Oschmann.
The love and support that was shown to Duane and his family over the last year is greatly appreciated by the family. The family would also like to thank his caregivers, Judy Kehl, Kelly Mallow, and Debbie Fischer, and the caring staff at AngelsGrace Hospice.
Duane is survived by his loving and caring wife of 48 years Sandy, two daughters Kimberly (Troy) Gorniak of Marshall, and Julie (Andy) Fincutter, of Watertown. Six Grandchildren, Ashley and Taylor Liesener, Ethan and Andrea Gorniak, and Hailey and Brady Fincutter, and two Great-Grandaughters, Keira and Avery. His brothers, Robert (Margaret), Charles (Dorothy), and David (Sharyl) Paswaters all of Colorado, and his Sister-in-law Sally Paswaters of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends..
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Glenn and James, in-laws Hiram and Florence Ullrich, and brother-in-law Floyd Gartzke.
Duane will be sadly missed by his family and those who knew him.
Matthew 11:28
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.Ē
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