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Duane L. Tetzlaff
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Duane L. Tetzlaff, 70, Rockland, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, June 1, 2017. He was born on January 23, 1947 to the late Leland and Viola (Wierschke) Tetzlaff. Duane was a graduate of Wrightstown High School. On October 7, 1967, Duane was united in marriage to Lynda Gilson. Duane farmed on the family homestead and it was there where he and Lynda raised their children. He served as the Town of Rockland Supervisor, a member of the Farm Bureau and numerous different agricultural boards throughout the years. He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in De Pere. Duane was a very proud and dedicated farmer. His family always came first.

Duane is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lynda; their children, Karen Tetzlaff, Kristine (James) Kenner and Chad (Nicole) Tetzlaff; his grandchildren, Mark, Alex, Jack, Alisa and Emily. He is further survived by his siblings, Elaine (Paul) Krueger, John (Barb) Tetzlaff, Alan (Sue) Tetzlaff, Lois Gonnering, Audrey (Cliff) Greenslade, Gary (Karen) Tetzlaff and Glenn Tetzlaff. Lynda’s family, Jack (Renata) Gilson, Dick (Galenda) Gilson, Dave (Sharon) Gilson, Steve (Andrea) Gilson, Lori (John) Mollen and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, Duane was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Beyer; brother, Darrell (Linda) Tetzlaff and his mother and father-in-law, Lynn (Audrey) Gilson.

Friends and family may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N Tenth Street, De Pere, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Visitation will continue at St. John Lutheran Church, 1700 Lost Dauphin Rd in De Pere on Monday, June 5 from at 9:30 AM until the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM with Pastor Cindy Warmbier-Meyer officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., Unity Hospice or the Cerebral Palsy Center in his name.

Duane’s family would like to thank Bellin Home Health, Unity Hospice and all our family & friends for their visits, we love you and you will be forever in our hearts.
We love you Super Dad!


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Visitation

Sunday

4

Jun

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory

305 N. Tenth St
De Pere, WI 54115

Visitation

Monday

5

Jun

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
St. John Lutheran Church - De Pere

1700 Lost Dauphin
De Pere, WI 54115

Service

Monday

5

Jun

11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church - De Pere

1700 Lost Dauphin
De Pere, WI 54115

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