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Duane Swartz, 88

Duane Swartz, 88, of Grand Forks, ND died Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the Lutheran Sunset Home, Grafton, ND.

Duane Swartz was born May 4, 1929 in Lankin, ND the son of Joseph and Blanche (Machovsky) Swartz. He grew up in rural Lankin, ND, Norton Twp. He graduated from Lankin High School in 1947. He entered the US Air Force in 1951 and served his country during the Korean Conflict with the Red Rooster Squadron. He married Sylvia Kovarik in Lankin, ND on November 22, 1955. They moved to Grand Forks in 1957 where he worked for L and M Meats and for the University of North Dakota Police Department retiring in 1991.

He is survived by 3 sons, Keith and Tim Swartz both of Grand Forks, Brian (Terasa) Swartz of Butte, Montana, 1 grandson Jason (Esther) Gudim of Golden Valley, MN, 5 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Gordon (Kaye) Swartz of Mount Vernon, IN, Gary Swartz of Fordville, ND and 1 sister in law Marion Berdal of Petersburg, ND. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Sylvia, and daughter Diane Gudim and brother Dale Swartz.

Memorial Services: 10:30 AM, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Dahl Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, MN.

Visitation: 1 hour before services at the Funeral Home.

Inurnment: Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks, ND.

Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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