August 3, 1952 - December 28, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2015 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, MN for Duane Mages, age 63, who died at his home on Monday. Burial will be in the St. Martin Parish Cemetery in St. Martin.

Relatives and friends may gather after 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 1, 2015 at St. Martin Parish Center in St. Martin. Visitation will continue Saturday morning at 11a.m. at the Parish Center.

Duane was born in Redwood Falls to Alphonse and Barbara (Kodet) Mages. He married Jermayne Hartmann on September 27, 1974 in St. Willibrord Catholic Church in Gibbon, MN. Duane worked as a Tractor Mechanic from 1970- 1976 at Millner & Sellner Implement in Sleepy Eye. Duane and Jermayne resided in Sleepy Eye, MN for 2 years after being married. They moved to St. Martin and started farming in 1976. Duane sold off the dairy cows in the late 90’s. He started his own trucking service for the US Postal Service until 2007. Duane continued to farm with his sons until present. He loved Christmas lights all year round, playing cards, ice fishing especially spearing, spending time in his machine shed, playing in his card group and visiting people. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, dancing and his family’s singing and music. He was a member of St. Martin Parish, Knights of Columbus, and St. Joseph Society. His generosity continues after his death as Duane was an organ donor, benefiting fifty other people.

Survivors include his wife, Jermayne; children, Roger (LaCosta), James (Tricia), Laura (Ryan), Ken (Trista), Steven (Melanie), and Melanie (Steve); grandchildren, Brady, Grant, Kyle, Stephanie, Ashley, Brooke, Julia, Nora, Jasmine, Logan, and Myla.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Paula Mages; and son, Douglas Mages; father, Alphonse; brother, Robert Mages; sister, Mary Beth Mages; brother-in-laws, Chuck Strate and Warren Hartmann; niece, Teresa Campbell; and nephew, Mike Gall.

In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorials.