Duane C. Musolf

Born: Tue., May 11, 1937
Died: Thu., Nov. 29, 2012


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 03, 2012
Location: Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Dec. 04, 2012
Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

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ROCHESTER -  Duane C. Musolf, 75, died on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Duane was born in Kasson, MN on May 11, 1937 to Orrie and Beulah (Todd) Musolf.  He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 – 1959.  Duane married Patricia Ann Quandt on September 5, 1964 at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church.  He worked at Mayo Clinic as a surgical technician for 35 years before retiring in 1994.  Duane loved antiques, spending time at the cabin, and being around his family and feline friends.  

Duane is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia Ann; two daughters, Debra (Scott) Grischow, of Owatonna, MN, and Pam (special friend, Ryan Puzio) Kropp, of Stewartville, MN; granddaughter, Madelynn Kropp; a brother, Paul (Pat) Musolf, of Chatfield, MN; and many other family and friends.

Duane is preceded in death by his parents.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1212 12th Ave. NW with Rev. Karna Hagen officiating.  Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. on      Monday, December 3, 2012 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home and an hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Mantorville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Duane's family.

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5421 Royal Place NW,  Rochester, MN.
(507) 289-3600  

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Char Schramske
   Posted Fri November 30, 2012
Patty & Family:
You have my complete sympathy. I know how tough these times can be. I know when I met you at the clinic not long ago you had said Duane was not doing well then. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
Take care,

Lorraine & Jerry Daly
   Posted Sat December 01, 2012
We are so sorry to hear this about Duane. He was a good friend. Your family has our deepest sympathy

Mark McKeehan
   Posted Sat December 01, 2012
Deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Dean and Janice Wellik
   Posted Mon December 03, 2012
Patty and family; Our deepest sympathy to you all. I will always remember how much fun it was to see you both at the antique shows. I know that Duane and you enjoyed that so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I'm sorry that we can't be there in person to give you a big hug. But know that we are thinking of you. Love, Janice

Betsy Gasior
   Posted Mon December 03, 2012
I only had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Musolf a few times. I met Deb at work, and we quickly became very good friends. It was at some of her family events that I met her father. He was quick to make sure my husband, boys and I all felt welcomed. It was very apparent from whom Deb got her warm, good-hearted nature and sense of humor.

May God hold you under his wings, and grant you peace.

Betsy Gasior

Pam Roeder Koster
   Posted Tue December 04, 2012
Pat and family

I worked with Duane for many years at RMH. I'm so glad that Duane had some wonderful retirement years with you Pat. Our family sends our sympathy your way. May you find comfort in knowing that Duane is in Heaven and was greeted by many loved ones and friends that have gone before us. The Lord has welcomed him.

Treasure the wonderfull memories and hold them close to your heart.
Pam Roeder Koster and Pat McNeill and family

John & Marti Loquai
   Posted Wed December 05, 2012
We were sorry to hear of Duane''s passing. We go back a long way and even though we did not see each other often, both Marti have fond memories of Him. He was always a good friend from grade school through high school. We joined the Air Force together and actually had consecutive serial numbers. Duane was the usher at our wedding.

We realize that at times like this, there is little the we can say or do that will lessen the the grief you are feeling. We hope that that knowledge that many others held Duane in high esteem and will always remember him as a good and loyal friend, will help.

May God be with you and your family,

John & Marti Loquai

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