Duane C. Dalen 1957-2020
DALEN, TONNESEN, HOIEN
Posted By: Barry R Huntsinger (email)
Date: 9/10/2020 at 14:42:08
Duane C. Dalen, 63, of Oreana, IL. passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, MO.
Duane was born on August 15, 1957 in Graettinger, IA., the son of Morris and Fern (Tonnesen) Dalen. He was a graduate of Iowa State University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Duane married Patricia Hoien on September 6, 1980.
Duane retired in March of 2020 from Caterpillar Tractor Co. as an engineer after 30 years of service. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Duane was an avid bird watcher, enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, building clocks, making wine, astronomy and being a papa.
Duane is survived by his wife, Pat Hoien-Dalen of Oreana, IL.; sons: Eric (Chelsea) Dalen of El Paso, IL. and Mitchell Dalen of Wood Dale, IL.; brothers: James (Jane) Dalen of San Antonio, TX., Richard (Kathy) Dalen of Estherville, IA.,and Daryl Dalen of Andover, MN.; sisters: Maureen (Duane) Sandberg of Graettinger, IA. and Ruth (Todd) Thill of Britt, IA.; granddaughter: Ensley Dalen; special brother-in-law and sister-in-law: James (Chris) Hoien of Raymore, MO.and 20 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, nephews: Patrick Dalen and Andrew Hoien and his sister-in-law: Patricia Dalen.
(Source: Dawson and Wikoff West Wood Street funeral home, Decatur, Illinois.)
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