Duane Lyng

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:15 pm

Duane Langlie Lyng, 91, of Clifford, N.D., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, N.D.

He was born Dec. 30, 1927 at Mayville, in Traill County, N.D. to Oscar and Alice Lyng. Duane graduated from Mayville High School in 1945. He joined the army and served in the Korean War as a Private 1st Class and was a member of a Motor Vehicle Inspection Team. Upon returning with an honorable discharge, he married Eileen Johnson of Mayville on June 6, 1953. They bought a farmstead and lived happily south of Mayville until they moved to the Luther Memorial Home in their later years.

Duane was a member of the Mayville Masons: Goose River Lodge #19 and had served as its Worshipful Master as well as a KEM Shriner and a Keystone Cop. He was a member of the Mayville Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, as well as many other auxiliaries and boards. He was also a member of Mayville Lutheran Church.

Duane especially enjoyed woodworking: lefse sticks for the tri-county area, left and right handed spatulas, sofa tables, and jar openers to name a few. He also built small cultivators, did latch hook rugs and liked reading, fishing and checking crops. He and Eileen were avid travelers, and Duane and Eileen enjoyed flying in their Cessna 150 to visit family and friends for a cup of coffee. Before any trip could start, Duane would say “and away we go.” 

He is survived by his four daughters: Judy (Gary) Nysveen of Cummings, N.D., Kay Beetum of Hankinson, N.D., Betty (Kevin) Tweed of Binford, N.D., Lisa (Tony) Morphis of Grand Forks, N.D.; 1 son: Alan (Denise) Lyng of Carlton, Minn.; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Merwin (Myrna) and James Lyng, all of Mayville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Eileen; and brother: Orlin.

Visitation was 2 to 4 p.m. with a 4 p.m. public prayer service, followed by a Masonic Service by Goose River Lodge #19, on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Mayville and resumed one hour prior to the service at the church.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at the Mayville Lutheran Church in Mayville.

Military Honors were provided by the May~Port Honor Guard and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors. 

Burial will be in the Mayville Cemetery in Mayville.

Condolences and memories can be shared at www.bakerfuneral.com.

Arrangements by Baker Funeral Home, Mayville.

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