Duane Oliver “Duke” Wagner was born to Monroe Harry and Louella (Larson) Wagner, on September 30, 1925, in Hooper. He went to be with his wife Darlene in Heaven on August 29, 2020. He was residing at Oakland Heights Assisted Living at the time of his passing with his loving family by his side.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Darlene in 1994; grandson-in-law Chris Knobbe; sister-in-law Gloria Wagner; sister and brother-in-law Erna and Simon Hansen, and brother-in-law Lyle Enstrom.

Survivors include his two daughters: Mary Sue (John) Ahrens of West Point and Sara Jane (Cal) Anderson of Oakland; grandchildren / great-grandchildren: Melissa Knobbe/Kate, Allie, and Hanna; Michelle (Tim) Ulrich / Jamison (Zach) Krenk, Samuel, and Benjamin; Justin (Gwen) Ahrens / Cecile, Callen, and Charles; Melinda (Chris) Strehle / Mason, Kenna, Eleanor, and Duke; Nathan (Jennifer) Anderson / Noah and Ivy Darlene; Adam (Stacy) Anderson / Aathan, Abbott, and Scarlett; Tara (Eric) Miller / Carson, Camryn, Peyton, and Paxton; brother Harry Wagner and sister-in-law Dorothy Enstrom; as well as a host of extended family and friends.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, September 3, 2020, 10:30 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Visitation is Wednesday, from 5-7 p.m., with family receiving friends, and one hour prior to services, all at First Evangelical Lutheran Church.

All current health directives regarding COVID-19 will be followed. Masks are mandatory and social distancing will be done by families.

Burial with military honors and last call will be at Westside Cemetery, rural Oakland.

Memorial are suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services is assisting with arrangements.