Duane Summerer

Chambers — Duane E. Summerer, 88, of Chambers died Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in Atkinson.

Visitation was held Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill with a prayer service.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chambers. Revs. Edgar Keinath and Mel Mertens will officiate. 

Pallbearers are his grandsons Brian Larson, Joel Keinath, Tim Larson, Daniel Keinath, Brad Larson, Michael Keinath, Joshua Keinath, Brett Mertens, Jonathan Rudolph, Karl Mertens, Benjamin Rudolph, Tanner Schmidt, David Knapp and A.J. Schmidt.

Honorary pallbearers are his granddaughters Katie Waldo, Cathleen Bohaty, Amy Scott, April Oberheu, Rachel Keinath, Lauren Rudolph, Myria McKain and the staff and residents of The Evergreen Assisted Living Center.

Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery in rural Chambers.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Duane was born on May 4, 1929 to P.W. and Anna (Primius) Summerer. He attended country school in Ewing and graduated from Ewing Public School in 1946.

On March 25, 1951 he married Myra Sprecher in the Zion Lutheran Church in Ogden, Iowa. 

Duane was a farmer/rancher, husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa. 

He was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Goose Lake community.  

In the fall of 2016 Duane moved to The Evergreen Assisted Living Center and cherished his time with the staff and residents.

Duane is survived by seven daughters Julie (Wayne) Larson of Billings, MT, Janeen (Rev. Edgar)Keinath of Seymour, IN, Becky (Harold) Larson of Chambers, Barbara (Doug) Rudolph of Elk River, MN, Eileen (Rev. Mel) Mertens of Delta, CO, Mari Jo (Steve) Knapp of North Platte and Brenda (Bret) Schmidt of La Salle, CO;  21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one sister Marjorie Tomjack of Ewing; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Myra, his parents and one brother in-law Frank “Bud” Tomjack.       

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