Duane Stuewe, age 84, of Glencoe, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at Glencoe Regional Health in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 27, 2023, 11:00 A.M. at First Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota with interment in First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2023, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Duane Robert Henry Stuewe was born on August 9, 1938, in Green Isle, Minnesota. He was the son of Edgar and Edna (Lindemeier) Stuewe. Duane was baptized as an infant on August 28, 1938, by Pastor Herman AmEnd at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township, Carver County, Minnesota, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 29, 1953, by Pastor A.J. Fellwock at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. When Duane started school, he was only able to speak German. He received his education through the eighth grade before attending Glencoe High School for a short period of time. He had to quit school due to his father’s health, as he was needed on the farm.
On April 12, 1958, Duane was united in marriage to Birdie Frahm by Pastor D. Chapman at First Congregational Church in Glencoe. Duane and Birdie made their home on the Stuewe Family Farm, north of Glencoe, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with four children, Tamela, Lori Ann, Andrew, Chadwick. They shared 64 years of marriage.
Farming was Duane’s life. He wanted nothing more than for his family to carry on that legacy. He was a hardworking man but never too busy to teach a lesson, share a story, or sit around the table with family and friends. Having the grandchildren and great-grandchildren around the farm brought him the most joy especially as he aged and his health declined. His hands were strong, but his heart was so tender and loving.
Duane enjoyed tractor pulling, snowmobile racing, going to auctions, playing sheepshead, and bowling. He started pulling tractors at the Hutchinson Fair and won the very first time he ever pulled. From then on, Duane was hooked and started traveling all over Minnesota and even to other states just to pull. He was a member of the NTPA for a number of years. Later on, he began snowmobiling with a group of friends which piqued his interest in snowmobiles and he began racing them. Duane and Birdie, along with some of their friends started a card club and they would take turns hosting at each other’s homes. Fishing trips with family and friends were something Duane looked forward to; memories were made and great stories were brought home.
Duane passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at Glencoe Regional Health in Glencoe at the age of 84 years. Blessed be his memory.
Duane is survived by his:
Wife, Birdie Stuewe of Glencoe, MN;
Children, Tammy Kosek and her husband, Jeff of Brownton, MN,
Chad Stuewe and his wife, Betsy of Glencoe, MN;
Grandchildren, Nick (Becky) Edwards, Josh (Jo) Kosek, Samantha (Jon) Murray, Brody (Amy) Edwards, Sabrina Kosek, Norique Stuewe;
Great-Grandchildren, Cody Vacek, Max Edwards, Jax Edwards, Grant Kosek, Gracyn Kosek, Emerson Edwards, Everly Murray, Graeme Murray, Huxton Edwards;
Son-in-law, Paul Edwards, and his wife, Renee;
Step-grandson, Mason Trippel;
Siblings, Marlys Hueser and her husband, Jim of Glencoe, MN,
Germayne Winter and her friend, Howie Herbst of Glencoe, MN,
Sandy Warford and her husband, Denny of Coldwater, MI,
Doug Stuewe and his wife, Lynn of Glencoe, MN;
Sister-in-law, MaryAnn Frahm;
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Duane was preceded in death by his Parents, Edgar and Edna Stuewe; Son, Andrew Stuewe; Daughter, Lori Ann Edwards; In-laws, Elmer and Jessica Frahm, Al Miller, Florence and Lewis Libra, Sam Edson, James and Cherrie McNeilly, Junior and Marlene Frahm, Henry and Jan Frahm, Gary Frahm.
norma moehring says
To the entire family, you have my deepest sympathies
Errolan senske says
Sorry to hear about Duane.I was planning to come to the visition but I hurt my foot and have to wear a boot so it hard for me to walk.
Julie Scanlon says
Prayers, hugs and love to Auntie Birdie and the entire Stuewe family. So sorry for your loss of Uncle Duane. Thinking of you all on this very sad day.
Love, Julie Frahm Scanlon and the entire E.J. and Marlene Frahm family
May God Bless. Nice person
Bonnie Hahn says
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to the entire family.
Bonnie (Larson) Hahn
Larry Edson says
After my dad died, Uncle Duane was my connection to my farm roots. I tagged along when it was time to milk the cows, out in the fields on the tractor, and he even taught me how to drive in the International farm truck. I was in the stands when he won the heavy class at the McCloud County Fair. Driving a Farmhall H with outer dual tires smaller than the inner ones he managed a full run towing an old school sled loaded with a large tractor and 2 people jumping on every 10 feet. As Duane pronounced it, rounding turd base, heading for home.
Mark and Karen Gamradt says
Birdie,Chad and family, we are sending our deepest sympathy. There are so many wonderful memories that come to mind of Duane and Chad and all the years of tractor pulling. The shenanigans that happened and all the laughs along the way…memories that will last a lifetime. May he Rest In Peace in the Loving arms of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Norma Michaelis says
Birdie and family:
So sorry to hear of Duane’s passing. God be with you thru this hard time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Have know Duane since grade school and he was a good friend of my brother. He will be missed by all of you.
Gail (from Dr Roger Patten’s office says
Dear Stuewe family,
My sympathy to each of you.
I remember you all very well coming into Patten Chiropractic.
You are a special family and I pray for God’s peace as you grieve the loss of Duane.