Duane Lee Bobzien, 28, of Primghar, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, in Primghar.
Duane Lee Bobzien was born Mar. 7, 1977 in Primghar, the son of Gaylord and Florene (Morgan) Bobzien. He grew up in rural Hartley. He attended Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School and graduated in 1995. He married Mickelle Schaap on Feb. 24, 2001, in Las Vegas. Following high school, Duane worked as a salesman for Rain Soft Water of Spirit Lake and for Cleary Building Corporation of Le Mars. He then returned to Primghar and started his own construction business, Bobzien Construction.
Duane was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Hartley. He loved racing, especially figure eight racing with the Primghar JC Club, and NASCAR racing. He loved all sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings. Duane loved poetry and even had some of his work published.
He loved everything to do with nature, especially taking his girls fishing.
His last wish was granted with a car ride to South Dakota to celebrate his life with family and friends.
Survivors include his special friend, Anne Rust and daughter Alexis Madsen of Le Mars; his parents, Gaylord and Florene Bobzien of Hartley; his brothers Donald and his wife, Colleen, of Hartley; David and his special friend, Shelly McCorkell, of Davis, S.D.; Dan and his wife, Alicia, of Primghar; his sisters Donna Wade and her husband, Jerrold, of Columbia. Mo.; Deb Bobzien and her special friend, Mark Polson, of Royal; Dawn Bobzien and her special friend, Ryan DeBerg, of Primghar; and his grandparents Kenneth Morgan of Dexter and Genevieve Rodenberg of Spencer. Duane had five nieces, five nephews, two great nieces, three great nephews, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Clarence and Mabyl Bobzien, Betty Morgan, Allen Rodenberg, and brother Dennis.
Services will be 2 p.m., Friday, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hartley with the Rev. David Ericksen. Internment will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley. The family invites everyone to join them for a time of lunch and fellowship in the Church Fellowship Hall following the Committal Service. The Sandborn and Hartley Funeral Home Service is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Gerrod Heithuis, Jesse Logan, Jeremy Bobzien, Lance Wade, Ryan DeBerg, Matt VanBeek, Dustin Polson, and Ken Hedden.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Bobzien, David Bobzien, Doug Bobzien, Dan bobzien, Mark Polson, Jerrold Wade, and Keith Bobzien.