Duane Allen Gabrielson, 75, passed away September 22, 2021 at the Continuing Care Center in Grantsburg, WI.
Duane was born on November 9, 1945 in Frederic, WI to Emil Nathaniel Gabrielson and Violet Eunice (Gustafson) Gabrielson. As a young child Duane would play with his toy tractors and imitate their putt putt sounds. This gave his older brother license to nickname him "Putt", which stuck with him his entire life. Duane was a life member of the Trade Lake Baptist Church.
He attended Bass Lake School in Trade Lake and graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1964. Duane also served in the US Army from December, 1965 to November, 1967. After his military service was completed, he returned to the family farm where he worked with his parents until his father's passing in 1976. He then took over the farm and continued until just a few years ago. In addition to farming, Duane also worked at various businesses in the community and especially enjoyed working at Selander Construction and Bass Lake Lumber Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his brothers, Dean Gabrielson, David (Judy) Gabrielson and his sisters, Marcia (Frederic) Altaffer and Beatrice Gabrielson; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition, he leaves an extended family of neighbors, a Grantsburg "coffee club", and many friends. He was, by all accounts, "a good man".
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trade Lake Baptist Church in Trade Lake With Rev. David Prince officiating. Visitation will be held for 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Union Cemetery in Trade Lake Township.
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. Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home, 715-327-4475 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, www.wicremationcenter.com