A memorial service for Duane Canton Jeglum, age 85 will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Bethel Lutheran Church, with his family greeting friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. Family interment of cremated remains will take place following the service at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Jeglum passed away October 13, 2017 at The Bluffs of Lake City/Memory Care in Lake City, MN where he resided the past few months. Born November 12, 1931 in Hayfield, MN to Obert and Hilma (Mohn) Jeglum. He grew up in Rock Dell area attending Hayfield School. Duane married Bernice Johnson, they had two children and divorced after 12 years of marriage. He married JoAnne Crawley, they later divorced. On November 9, 1978 Duane married Lois A. Larson, she passed away on May 20, 2011. Duane enjoyed farming in his early years, he worked for Marigold Dairy and Rochester Dairy. While in his 20's he started his construction business Jeglum Sand and Gravel working for 38 years. After retirement at age 60, he and Lois moved to Florida. While in Florida they belonged to a motor home club called the Sunshine Winnies. At age 66 health problems brought them back to Rochester and out of retirement. A friend, Garwin McNeilus contacted Duane to do a 6 week job excavating, which turned into 12 years of work, retiring again at age 78. They lived at Realife Cooperative where he enjoyed playing cards, dinners and happy hours with friends and neighbors. While living at Realife Cooperative Duane drove the shuttle van giving another opportunity to serve and socialize with fellow residents. Duane also enjoyed riding his bike to Pine Island, where Lois would meet him at the end of the Douglas Trail. Duane was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church.
Duane is survived by his son, Ronald (Carol) Jeglum of Stewartville, MN and his daughter, Kathleen Girard of Rochester, MN; grandchildren, Christin (Pete) Semmen, Beth (Josh) Buckmeier, and Trisha (Derrick) Bly. Lisa (Tim) Ripley, Edward and Paul Girard. Stepchildren, Ronald (Marilou) Larson of Land O'Lakes FL, Karen (Bob) Anderson of LaVista, NE, Judy (Tim) Baringer of Loveland, CO, Patricia (Milo Walters) Mensing of Dodge Center, MN and JoAnne's children, David (Linda) Crawley, Jim (Sue) Crawley, Jenni (Tom) Wobig and Jody (Dale) Lee; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis (Maurice) Witter of Rochester, MN and one brother-in-law, Duane Smith of Austin, MN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; parents; and one sister, Darlene.
His family would especially like to thank Dr. David Bell of Mayo Clinic, the nursing staff at The Bluffs of Lake City and all staff at St. Croix Hospice for the love and compassion that was given to Duane during his final days.
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