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Duane Peter Schreier

Duane Peter Schreier

Duane Schreier was born on August 15, 1928 in Slayton, Minnesota to Joseph and Rosella Beach Schreier. He grew up on the family farm near Currie, MN. Duane attended Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in Currie and graduated in 1946. On June 6, 1949 he and June Illg were married at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Following their marriage they farmed northeast of Currie for seven years before moving to their current farm south of Currie where they still reside. On Saturday, April 26, 2014 Duane passed away at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD surrounded by his family at the age of 85.

Duane was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church where he served as a lector, usher, and communion distributor. He also served as a parish trustee and on the parish council. Duane enjoyed spending time with his family, farming, playing softball, golfing, bowling, playing cards and shooting pool. Duanes real passion was his farm. Duane saw farming as more than a job or just a way to make a living. He had a sincere and deep love of the land and the family farm.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, June Schreier of Currie, MN, five children and their spouses, Brad and Marge Schreier of Naples, FL, Rick and Becky Schreier of Eden Prairie, MN, Chris and Cindy Schreier of Eagan, MN, Mark and Christine Schreier of Bloomington, MN, and Anmarie and Paul Brewers of Bloomington, MN, nine grandchildren, Ryan (Sara) Schreier, Adam Schreier, Kyle (Katie) Schreier, Angela (Dustin) Kroeger, Nathan Schreier, Eric Schreier, Sydnee Schreier, Seth Brewers and Carmen Brewers, six great-grandchildren, Annabell Schreier, Connor Schreier, Lillian Schreier, James Schreier, Brody Kroeger and Cameron Kroeger, five brothers and sisters and their spouses, Bernadine Kremer of Iona, MN, Evelyn and Daniel Ackerman of Tracy, MN, Mary and Darrell Foster of Maple Grove, MN, Francis and Mary Schreier of Emily, MN and David and Alice Schreier of Currie, MN, three sisters-in-law, Beverly Schreier of Slayton, MN, Lita Schreier of Currie, MN and Corine Reiter of Currie, MN and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Vincent Schreier, John Schreier and his wife, Barb and Gerry Schreier and two brothers-in-law, Ivan Kremer and John Reiter.

Funeral services will be at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Currie, MN on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Andrew Vogel officiating. The organist is Patty LeClaire. The song leader is LoAnn Hansen with special music by Carl Schreier and Paul Brewers. The pallbearers are Phil Schreier, Chad Schreier, Bob Schreier, Curt Reiter, Ralph Surprenant, Jr. and Greg Laleman. The honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren and the gift bearers are his great-grandchildren. Internment is at Calvary Cemetery, Currie, MN.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday. Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton is entrusted with arrangements. To send condolences visit