Duane E. Lee, age 63 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at the CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre with Rev. Jacob Holck officiating. Interment will be in Lake Amelia Cemetery in Villard with military honors by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre.

Duane Ervin Lee was born Nov. 9, 1959, in Aitkin to Mary (Hollingsworth) Lee. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. Duane was the night supervisor and set up man for Pellco Machine in St. Michael for 27 years. Duane enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, and hunting.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Palmer of Rogers; brothers and sisters, Clyde Lee of Rogers, Roger (Sandi) Smith of Augusta, Georgia, Ron Smith of Aitkin, Rick (Terry) Smith of Osseo, Ross Smith (Darla Duran) of Otsego, Renee (Brian) Miller of South Haven and Barton (Irena) Smith of Buffalo;  stepbrother, Bobby Smith; stepsister, Crystal Smith; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many loving relatives and friends.

Duane was preceded in death by his stepfather, Roger A. Smith; and brothers, Rey Lee and Karl Lee.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

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