February 2, 1930 - April 19, 2016


Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Duane E. Kosloske, age 86, who passed away Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Rev. Harvey Ehlers will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church. Trinity Lutheran prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Duane was born Feb. 2, 1930 in St. Cloud to Harry & Ruth (Leas) Kosloske. He was raised in Sauk Rapids, lived in Minneapolis from 1949-1963. He was called to duty in the United States Army, operating the M4 Sherman Tank in Korea. In 1964 he was transferred to the St. Cloud region. Duane was a mechanical foreman for Great Northern Railroad and Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Duane was a handyman, who could fix or modify anything. He truly enjoyed his time working on the railroad and was a perfectionist on and off the job. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and his dogs, Skipper and Scooter.

Survivors include his sons, Michael (Diane) of New Hope and Gary of Gilbert, AZ; brother, Larry of Palm Coast, FL; grandsons, Cory (Katie), Shane (Tana), Kyle and great grandchildren, Karson, Emmett and Ruby. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Audrey Kosloske, Jean Hall and JoAnn Evje.