Duane Milton Hoverman of Osceola died peacefully, Feb. 20, 2019, at the Christian Community Home in Osceola.

He wa 84.

Duane was born Oct. 12, 1934, to Lawrence Hoverman and Bessie (Eveland) Hoverman in Eau Claire.  Shortly after graduating from Osceola High School in 1952, Duane married Phyllis Jane Olson.  They purchased a home on the St. Croix River north of Osceola where they raised four children and lived together for more than 60 years.

 Along with being a husband and father, Duane served his country as a private in the U.S. Army and as a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service.  Duane was an avid outdoorsman, hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors throughout his life.  Duane was also a talented musician, playing the sousaphone in his high school band, U.S. Army band, and Jolly Joe’s Polka Band.

 Duane was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Phyllis; and brothers, Lawrence, Donald, and Ron.

He is survived by his four children, Cynthia Rodenwald of St. Cloud, Minn.; Randy Hoverman of Osceola; Tom Hoverman of Minnetrista, Minn., and Wendy Gelle of Savage, Minn.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and a host of friends.

 Duane was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

 A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., March 2, 2019, at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com.

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