UPSALA -- Duane "Duke" Hagstrom, 78, Upsala, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Albany Hospital.
He was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Upsala to William and Clara (Johnson) Hagstrom. He attended and graduated from Upsala High School. He attended Dunwoody Institute for Mechanics. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corp. as an aviation machinist's mate first class. He then returned to Upsala and married Leone Larson on Aug. 25, 1946. He settled in Upsala and joined his father in running the Chevrolet dealership until it was sold in 1961. He then managed a Skelly Oil and Bait business in Upsala until his retirement in 1983. He was a charter member of Upsala American Legion Post No. 350 and a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Upsala.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Tom Hagstrom, Upsala, John Hagstrom, Atwater, and Kevin Hagstrom, Golden Valley; a daughter, Lynn Hagstrom Haldy, Becker; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Lloyd Hagstrom, Upsala, and Richard Hagstrom, Alexandria.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Upsala with Pastor David Sorensen officiating. Burial will be in the Gethsemane Cemetery in Upsala.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the church with a prayer service at 6 p.m. Friends may also call one hour before services at the church.
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