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Lloyd Duaine Wise

November 23, 1928 ~ July 26, 2017 (age 88)

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Lloyd Duaine Wise, 88, of LaPorte, Minn., passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Lloyd was known by many different names including Duaine, L.D., and Louie. Duaine was born in Franklin, MN November 23, 1928 to Fredrick Claire and Evelyn Elizabeth (Sherman) Wise. In seventh grade his family moved to Granite Falls, MN where he later graduated from high school. After graduation, he went to work for Cudahay Packing Company and later went to work for Grain Belt Distributing Company as a truck driver and bookkeeper. While in Granite Falls, Lloyd met and married Marlys May Werner on May 25, 1956. In 1957 they moved to Gibbon, MN, where he was employed at the State Bank of Gibbon as a cashier and he worked his way up to Assistant Vice-President. Duaine was Secretary-Treasurer of the Gibbon Sportsmen Club for several years. He was one of the original charter members of the Gibbon Lion’s Club. After retiring from banking in 1992 Duaine and Marlys moved to Walker, MN and he worked for Northern Lights Casino. Duaine was a very social person and loved interacting with the people that visited the casino and his coworkers. In 2003 he moved to Garfield Lake near Laporte, MN. Duaine was well-liked by everyone and he had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He spent his free time hunting, fishing, and gardening. Hobbies included: collecting coins, rocks, stamps, Native American items, and wildlife prints. He is survived by his wife Marlys of 61 years; children: Brian (Tammie) Wise and Michelle (Wise) Bruns; grandchildren: Mitchel Bruns, Micah Bruns (Katie/Fiancé), Trent Duaine (Katie) Wise, Josie Wise, Megan Bruns, and McKay Wise; great-grandchild Roman Duaine Wise. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson McHale Duane Wise, and beloved dog Blue. A private graveside ceremony is planned for the immediate family at Evergreen Cemetery in Walker, MN.  Arrangements are by Midwest Cremation Association of Walker, Minnesota. 


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