Duane C. Ulven, 79

Published 4:54 pm Saturday, July 21, 2012

Duane C. Ulven

Duane Curtis Ulven, age 79 of Austin, Minn., died Thursday July 19, 2012, at Grand Meadow Health Care Center.

He was born Jan. 12, 1933, in Austin, the son of Raymond Joel and Dorothy (Hovey) Ulven. He attended school in Austin, graduating from Austin High School in 1951. In 1953, Duane entered the United States Army, serving in Korea until his discharge in 1955. He was employed by Weyerhauser for 14 years before joining Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, retiring in 1988.

Duane was a member of St. Oalf Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 91. He enjoyed golfing and bowling and was the first bowler to roll a 300 game at Echo Lanes in Austin.

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Survivors include his brother: Donald (Marian) Ulven, Buffalo, Mo.; three sisters: Janiece Gerbig and Joan Adams all of Stacyville, Iowa; Sherry (Darrell) Kroneman, Austin; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Raymond Ulven, Jr., and one in infancy; brother-in-law, Walter Adams.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday July 23, 2012, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Todd Portinga, AIM, officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday July 22, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post 91.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.