Duane Chester King was born in St. James, MN to Chester and Marcella (Joblinski) King on July 17, 1944. Duane grew up in Butterfield and was a graduate of Butterfield-Odin High School in 1962. He married Adina Gunter on August 29, 1964 at the Bethel Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake, MN. Duane worked for his father, hauling livestock and farming until starting "King Livestock", his own business of buying, selling and transporting cattle. In addition to his business, he also worked as a farmer all his life. Duane also loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, he enjoyed hunting with his sons and grandson. He also enjoyed taking vacations with his wife, Adina. Duane cherished spending time with his family and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Duane Chester King, age 72, of Butterfield, MN died on May 12, 2017, at his home in Butterfield, MN.
Duane is survived by his wife, Adina King; sons, Duane Jr. (Lisa), Jason (Stephanie) and Bentely (Kelly) King; 6 grandchildren, Danielle, MaKenzie, Meghan (Justin), Alex, Lydia and Tony (Christina); 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Roxanne Wellman, and sister-in-law, Judy Helfridge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Marcella "Sally" King; grandparents, Ferdinand and Josefine Joblinski, and brother, Edward Helfridge.