Duane Alan Suiter

Duane Alan Suiter, age 89 of rural DeSoto died Sunday February 3, 2019.

 Sample ImageDuane A. Suiter was born on October 8, 1929 in Viroqua to Adolf and Rozella (Burkhardt) Suiter. He graduated from 8th grade but then went right to work helping the family as so many did back then right after the depression. He went to work as soon as he was able to for the Rock Island Arsenal War Department at the Ammunitions and Supply Depot in Savanna IL. He then later farmed. Duane did, however, spend the largest amount of time, 30 plus years from Feb. 23, 1954 to April 1, 1984 working as a forklift operator, in Janesville WI, for General Motors.

 When Duane wasn’t working he enjoyed playing cards, especially solitaire which he NEVER lost at, or doing word searches and working jigsaw puzzles. Outdoors he was an avid hunter and fisherman, mostly at his place in Hayward or out on Goose Island. Duane loved to go camping. He also loved working on cars. He was one heck of a great mechanic. Duane was particularly proud of being a Lifetime member of the Rock River Thresheree Association in Edgerton.

 Duane is survived by; his children Randy (Diane) Suiter, Cindy (Steve) Reynolds, Kathy (d. David) Sletten, Danny (Kim) Suiter, and Tracy Suiter, his 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 3 great/great-grandchildren.

 As the last of his immediate family, Duane was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Nita (West) Suiter, his 3 brothers Archie, Maurice and LeRoy and 2 sisters Evelyn Krause and Eileen Oliver.

 Funeral Services and a luncheon for Duane will be Friday February 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the DeSoto Lutheran Church on Rte 82 in DeSoto. Pastor Lori Kleppe will officiate with burial following the service at Walnut Mound Cemetery in Retreat. Friends may call during a visitation at the church from 10:00-11:00 before the service.

 In lieu of flowers or plants memorials can be directed to the De Soto Lutheran Church or to Bethel Home and Services in Viroqua, or to the family.

 On-line condolence may be offered at www.vossfh.com

The Vosseteig Funeral Homes of Viroqua and serving De Soto is preparing all arrangements for the family. (608) 648-2100.

 
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