Duane Gene Westergaard

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May 18, 1973 ~ May 3, 2024

Duane G. Westergaard, 50, Lennox, died on Friday, May 3, 2024.

A Memorial Service is planned for 2pm, Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Hope Lutheran Church, (1700 S. Cliff Ave. Sioux Falls).  Instead of flowers, a memorial has been established to assist his daughter with future expenses.

Duane Gene Westergaard was born May 18, 1973 in Freeman, SD, to Harlyn and Margene (Dyke) Westergaard. He attended school in Viborg and then graduated from Sioux Falls Lincoln.

After graduating, he lived in Sioux Falls and worked at Starmark, Showplace Cabinets, Hy-Vee, Walmart, Blue Beacon Truck Wash, and Wilson Trailers. In 2009 he met Jennifer Herman and they were married in 2010, and had one child Kilee. The family moved to Lennox in 2017.

Duane enjoyed woodworking and loved to build things in his garage. He also loved to watch NASCAR and cheer on Chase Elliot. Other pastimes include spending time together with his family and riding bikes.

Duane leaves behind his wife, Jennifer; his daughter, Kilee; siblings, Faye (Darrell) Vitek, Yankton, Mark Westergaard, Yankton, and Nancy (Alan) Brennan, Sioux Falls; many nieces and nephews; and in-laws, Tresa Sobiech, Robert Zietz, and Cory Zietz.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

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  • Darla Boren says:

    My heart breaks for you Jen and Kilee. Duane was a great man and will be forever missed. RIP my friend

  • Tammy Huether says:

    Worked with Duane at Wilson trailers. A very kind and hard working man.

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