Burkstrand, Duane 72

Burkstrand, Duane Craig

age 72 of Cokato, passed away August 12, 2022. He was born July 8, 1950 in Cokato, MN to Clifford and Eleanor (Johnson) Burkstrand. He graduated from Cokato High School in 1968 and was united in marriage to Nancy Wozniak on August 22, 1970. Duane owned his own insurance agency, Burkstrand Agency in Howard Lake, MN. but his passion was farming. He was involved in various public activities, such as Lion’s, Ridge Runners snowmobile club, Jaycee’s, baseball association, and the Howard Lake Business Association. Duane was also an avid hunter, bowler, golfer, and softball player. More than anything else, he loved his children and grandchildren.

Survived by his wife, Nancy, children, Brent (Jennifer) Burkstrand, Stacy Burkstrand, and Pete (Kristi) Burkstrand, grandchildren, Julia “Ja-Ja”, Claire “Bearsie”, Sophia “Sophers”, Elayna “Schnookums”, Lydia “Sunshine” (Orrin Grangroth), Grayson “Loodie”, Braxton “Chumbly”, Henry “Hank”, Molly “Mol”, and Jillian “Jilly Bear”.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, August 24 at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com Reception will take place at the Howard Lake Legion at 5:00 PM