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Duane Raymond Popilek – Obituary

Name: Duane Raymond Popilek

Age: 90

Born: 03-15-1924

Died: 05-06-2017

St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Cloud

St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Cloud

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Monday, May 22nd at the Cathedral of St. Mary’s. Rev. Steven Binsfeld will officiate. Relatives and friends may call one hour prior Monday morning at the upper church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Duane Raymond Popilek, age 90 years, died from complications of pneumonia.

Duane is survived by his wife, Gloria Prestegard, his sons and daughter and spouses, Bob & Kateri, Julie (Popilek) & Jim Graves, Michael Popilek & Julie Barringer (deceased) and 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. His first wife of 51 years, Esther (Terri) Terhaar Popilek, and daughter, Lori, deceased.

Duane was born in St. Cloud and a graduate of Cathedral High School. Duane was a life-long active member of Cathedral of St. Mary’s. He worked 30 years for H.J. Heinz and 19 years at Goody Snack. Duane was an avid bowler, fishermen and hunter. He was a wonderful family man who thoroughly enjoyed every minute of his life. Duane will be me missed by everyone who knew him, especially all his grandchildren who loved him dearly.

Memorials are preferred to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud.

Guestbook for Duane Raymond Popilek

Steven Wielenberg
May 19, 2017, 11:30 pm
I met Duane after a Sunday night Mass about six months ago. We had a nice conversation and I learned much about him especially his love for family and his time on the Heinz route. (We also found out that we had a mutual friend whom we had both worked with frequently in our jobs.) This was the only time I ever encountered Duane, but I remember it fondly because of the joy he conveyed.

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