Duane Floyd Fisk

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Services for Duane Floyd Fisk, 86, of Spencer, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at First English Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service.

Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the memorial service at the church.

Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Military services will be provided by American Legion Glen Pedersen Post 1 of Spencer.

Mr. Fisk passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.

Duane Floyd Fisk, the son of Floyd and Frieda Ilten Fisk, was born Dec. 14, 1923, in Spencer. He received his early education in country school and later from Spencer High School where he graduated. Following his schooling, Duane entered the United States Army on Dec. 2, 1950, and served during the Korean War until his honorable discharge on September 30, 1953.

Duane married Greta Kanstrup on Aug. 24, 1952, in Spencer. Following their marriage, they made their home in Spencer and then moved to Whittier, Calif., until moving back to Spencer in 1963. Duane farmed and later became an insurance agent for 28 years. Duane and Greta also owned and operated the Clothes Horse in Spencer. Duane was a member of the First English Lutheran Church where he served as chairman, secretary and treasurer. He also was a member of Rotary, Independent Insurance Agents, American Legion, Spencer Ambassadors, served on Spencer City Council and Clay County Board of Supervisors. He also took tickets at the Clay County Fair for over 50 years. In his spare time, Duane enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Roger.

He is survived by his wife, Greta of Spencer; four daughters and their husbands: Pam and Steve Comer of Newton, Iowa, Debbie and Dick Bristow of Belle Plaine, Minn., Judy and Tom Adair of Norwalk, Iowa, and Lisa and Patrick Wiegers of Granada Hills, Calif.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters: Norma Briedinger of Madison, Miss., and Donna and H.J. Lichty of Waterloo, Iowa; sister-in-law, Nancy Fisk of Longmont, Colo.; other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are being handled by Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.