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Frank Duhn, Sr. 1920-2013

January 29, 2013
Emmetsburg News

BURNS,?OR -- Frank Duhn Sr. went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. He passed away peacefully at his son's home in Burns, OR, of natural causes. He was 92.

Frank will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Frank was one of seven children.?He grew to manhood in Emmetsburg where he graduated High School in 1939. He was drafted in January 1945 and served 17 months in the armed services. He was stationed in Hawaii.

He married Doris Burseth on June 6, 1948. They later divorced. Frank farmed his grandfather's homestead until he bought his own 80 acres.

He married Helen Johnson Duhn on Dec. 4, 1967. They divorced in 2003. They had one son, Frank, Jr., and one daughter, Laurie, who they adopted in 1973.

Frank and Helen moved to Oregon and settled in Prineville, where they raised their children and were active in the community. Frank worked as a mill wright at Coin mill work, also he worked part time as a rural mail carrier and delivering appliances for Sears. He attended The Community Church in Prineville and Powell Butte Christian Church where he was active as a leader and teacher. He loved God and was looking forward to being called home.

He retired in 1983. He was always fixing something. He enjoyed old antiques and rock hounding, camping and sea shells. He loved sharing his collection with people.

In 2011 he moved with his son and family to Burns where he lived until his death. When asked how he was, Frank would always reply, "pretty good for the shape I am in."

He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

He is survived by his son, Frank Jr. and wife Dena; granddaughters, Elizabeth Rachel and Shelby; daughter, Laurie Duhn and Greg Morris. Also surviving are a brother,?Marvin Duhn, and sisters, Vivian Jorgensen and Betty Jorgensen.

Memorial service will be held at Powell Butte Christian Church in February.

Donation in memory of Frank may be made to Project Love at Powell Butte Christian Church, P.O. Box 2, Powell Butte, OR 97753 or Camp Attitude, P.O. Box 207, Foster, OR 97345.

 
 
 

 

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