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Duane "Puffy" Paplow

Duane Carl Paplow, the son of Carl and Agnes (Schmitz) Paplow, was born on in September 6, 1947 in Fulda, MN. He grew up on the farm and attended St. Gabriels Catholic School and graduated from the Fulda High School in 1965. In 1973 he moved to the family farm northwest of Fulda. Puffy was united in marriage to Carol Kilker in 1976 in Fulda and they were later divorced. Puffy passed away at his home in rural Fulda on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the age of 66. He was a member of St. Gabriels Catholic Church in Fulda where he was the custodian for many years. Puffy also belonged to the Fulda Fish and Game Club. Over the years he enjoyed playing softball, pool and golf. Puffy also enjoyed hunting and spending time outdoors.

Survivors include his daughter, Dwana (Cory Holmes) Paplow of Brainerd, MN; 2 granddaughters, Miranda and Hazel; two sisters, Bert Wulf of Roseville, MN and Mavis (Darrel) Schipper of Fulda, MN; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, brother, Edward Paplow, niece, Angela Schipper and brother-in-law, Fritz Wulf.

Funeral services will be at St. Gabriels Catholic Church Fulda, MN at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 22, 2014 with Fr. Andrew Vogel celebrating. Interment is at St. Gabriels Cemetery Fulda, MN.

Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 7 PM at the St. Gabriels Catholic Church in Fulda and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. The Totzke Funeral Home in Fulda is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign guestbook online at