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August 2, 1936 – Sunday, July 27, 2014

Service Information
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church-Winsted
Saturday, August 2, 2014
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home-Winsted, MN
Friday, August 1, 2014
4-8 P.M.

Duane “Duke” George Weibel, age 77, of rural Waverly passed away on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 at The Garden House of St. Mary’s in Winsted.

He was born on August 2nd, 1936 the oldest of six children to George and Edna (Mielke) Weibel, at the family home in Winsted, Minnesota. He was baptized at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake by the Reverend C.H. Seltz on August 28th, 1936.

Duane was instructed in the Lutheran faith and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winsted by the Reverend A. F. Vomhoff on May 28th, 1950, at which time he was given his confirmation verse of Luke 11: 28, “But Jesus answered, “Rather, how happy are those who hear the word of God and obey it!”

He attended Winsted Public School, Dutch Lake Grade School and Howard Lake High School from which he graduated in 1954.

On July 27th, 1957, Duane and Jane Barfnecht were united in marriage at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, Minnesota by The Reverend Louis Wetzel. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters and two sons.

Duane enjoyed being on the farm and driving truck which he did for many years. He also enjoyed his family and visiting with people.

Throughout their married life, they have spent their time in the Winsted area and were members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted.
Survived by children: Robin Weibel of Winsted, Randy Weibel (special friend Rhonda Schroeder) of Winsted, Renee (Mike) Salonek of Montrose, and Ron (Bobbi) Weibel of Cokato; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; a brother: Jerome “ Jerry” (Mary Lou) Weibel of Fayetteville, GA; a sister: Barb (Ken) Rosin of Gaylord; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Joan (Ken) Moy of Mayer, Eugene (Donna) Barfnecht of Watertown, Don (Mary) Barfnecht of Watertown, Dale (Betty) Barfnecht of Mayer; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his loving wife: Jane Weibel on July 3, 2014, his parents: George & Edna Weibel, 3 sisters: Marian Schultz, Donna Preston & Karen Dallmann, father-in-law & mother-in-law: Walter & Violet Barfnecht, a sister-in-law: Janice Barfnecht, a niece: Ronda Gadbow and by 2 nephews: Brett Weibel and Darwin Barfnecht.

A Memorial service for Duane Weibel will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. Pastor Mark Loder will officiate. Molly Loder will be the organist for the Memorial service.
Inurnment will follow at Winsted Public Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Friday, August 1st, 2014 from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held at the church Saturday morning, August 2nd one hour prior to services.
Honorary Bearers will be Jesse and Jeremy Wemhoff, Melissa Forcier, Nick and Matt Salonek, Amanda Weibel, Kailee and Brittany Leinonen.
Urn Bearers will be Adam Stifter and Lauren Salonek.

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