Duane Allen Meyer, surrounded by family, went to be with the Lord at 6:52 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, after losing a long battle with cancer. Duane (husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend) wanted us all to know that he lived his life to the fullest and now he is enjoying all the wonders in heaven. He is celebrating “the good life” with friends and family up there just as he did down here, and he is basking in the glory of the Lord. Most importantly, he is watching over us, all of us, in anticipation of one day being together again.
Duane Meyer was born Aug. 20, 1948, to Willard and Dorothy (Williams) Meyer. He grew up on a farm with his seven brothers and one sister and graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1966. On Oct. 12, 1974, Duane was united in marriage to Beth Denise Eng. They had three children, Shannon, Devin and Damion. Duane believed that hard work was not an option in their home but rather it was a way of life — a way of life that he instilled in everything he did. For much of his professional life he was a heavy equipment operator and in his spare time he enjoyed building homes. Duane enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, golfing, boating, gardening, maple syrup sapping, dancing and music. He was most passionate about his family — his wife, children and, especially, his grandchildren, who were the light of his life.
Duane is survived by his wife, Beth; children, Shannon (and Travis), Devin (and Trent), Damion (and Noelle); grandchildren, Finley, Beckett, Landon, Easton, Crosby, Izzy, Roger, Gigi, Wyatt, Tarek and Vaughn; siblings, Robert (Jeanne) Meyer, Gary (Collette) Meyer, Rodney (Patty) Meyer, Harley (Patty) Meyer, Barb Benson, Jim (Ginni) Meyer, David Meyer and Mike (Sheila) Meyer; father-in-law, George Eng; mother-in-law, Sandy Eng; brothers-in-law, Max (Carole) Eng and Scott (Karen) Buchanan; stepbrothers-in-law, Steve (Shelly) Norenberg and Barry (Colleen) Norenberg; and stepsisters-in-law, Roxane (Van) Brock and Teresa (Gregg) Eastin; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Dorothy (Williams) Meyer; mother-in-law, Donna Eng; brothers-in-law, Allen Benson and William Eng; sister-in-law, Donna Meyer; nephews, Chris Coy and Steve Coy; and niece, Jennifer Meyer.
Special thanks to the tremendous team of doctors and nurses at the University of Minnesota – Fairview Hospital for the loving care that Duane received.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 3 p.m., all at Faith Lutheran Church in Grantsburg.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation directly to the family or to Spider Lake Church, P.O. Box 695, Hayward, WI 54843.
Online condolences, memories and photos may be shared at www.rowefh.com. Rowe Funeral Home and the NW Wisconsin Cremation Center are assisting the family with arrangements.