Duane Henry Ladwig, 78, of Pelican Rapids, MN, passed away Friday April 26, 2019, at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND, in the presence of loved ones.

Duane was born March 21, 1941, to Albert and Ruth (Cumihow) Ladwig on their farm in Calloway, MN. In 1962, he married Janet Grant, and together they had four children.  

In 1980, Duane married Charlotte Arett, and they lived with their children in Moorhead, MN. They moved with their daughter, Danielle, to Prairie Lake, Pelican Rapids, in 1990. Duane worked at Pelican Valley Nursing Home until his retirement in 2007.

Duane had a green thumb.  In addition to his flower gardens, he grew the most luxurious lawn around. During their retirement, Duane and Charlotte enjoyed many DIY projects. You can see the metal palm trees they made lighting up beaches on Prairie Lake, north to Pine City and Roy Lake, and south to the Twin Cities. He also enjoyed watching old Westerns, and most of all, he was an avid fan of professional wrestling.

Duane is survived by his loving wife Charlotte; his children, Kevin (Lucy) Ladwig, Jess Ladwig, Becky (Les) Stenerson, and Scott Ladwig; step-daughters, Jacqueline Arett, Rebecca (Dale) Walker, Deborah (Ted Karle) Arett, Christine (Ryan) Giddings, Jennifer Arett Albrecht, and Danielle (Joshua Dick) Arett; grandchildren, Justin Ladwig, Joshua Stenerson, Moriah Ladwig, Brianna Ladwig, Jacob Stenerson, Brandon Ladwig, Zachary Ladwig, and Tanner Ladwig; step-grandchildren, Hilari Copeland, Anissa Larson, Brandon Krogh, Casey Krogh, Chase Walker, and Haley Walker; siblings, Herb (Marion), Norma Stalboerger, Jim, Russell (Patricia), William (Delores), Lorrain (Jack) Brown, Larry and Robert; and many nieces, nephews and step-great-grandchildren.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Ruth; brother-in-law, Bernard Stalboerger; sister-in-law, Evonne Ladwig; step-son-in-law, Russell Powers; step-grandson, Chad Krogh; niece, Katrina Ladwig; and nephew, MarLee Anderson.

The family invites you to share stories and memories of Duane at his Celebration of Life, held at The Meadows on Lind, Hwy 59, Detroit Lakes, MN, on Friday May 10 at 2:00 pm with a dinner to follow. Flowers may be sent to The Meadows on Lind.