Duane “Dewey” M. Holtz, age 65, of Breckenridge, MN, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. Due to the current health concerns impacting the country and Duane’s love for his family and friends, a private graveside service will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020, at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Wahpeton. ND. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home.
Duane Melvin Holtz was born on May 25, 1955, to Elroy and Mildred (Hutchins) Holtz in Breckenridge. He grew up there and attended Breckenridge High School before entering the workforce at Cenex. He later worked for Sigco Sunflower Plant in Breckenridge, MN, and Industrial Plating, Wahpeton, ND. Most recently, he enjoyed working for Richland IFC for over ten years.
Duane met Jacque many years ago at his sister’s house and it was love at first sight. They united in marriage on April 28, 2001. Duane and Jacque did everything together, from watching NASCAR, football, enjoying lake life at East Lost Lake MN, camping at Rush Lake, to eating out at his favorite restaurant, Mabel Murphy’s in Fergus Falls, MN. Some of Duane’s other hobbies included four wheeling, deer hunting, and watching TV with Izzy, their 14-year-old miniature pinscher.
His outgoing, kind, humorous, and selfless spirit will be forever missed by his loving wife of 19 years, Jacque; faithful companion, Izzy; siblings, Linda Gibson, Richard “R.E.” (Carolyn) Holtz, Austin (Darlene) Holtz, Lynette Andel, Curt (Mary) Holtz, and Mark (Karen) Holtz; siblings-in-law, Sharyn (Gary) Bohn, Nyla (Curt) Holm, Doug (Amanda) Johnson, and Julie (Larry) Duttenhefer.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Elroy and Mildred Holtz, and sisters, Barbara Holtz and Carol Holtz.