WADENA -- Duane W. Karnatz, 72, Wadena, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, on his farm.
He was born Feb. 21, 1930, in New Hampton Township, Iowa, to Herman Jr. and Alma (Denner) Karnatz. He married Carol Mooers on Oct. 9, 1954, in Boyd, Iowa. He worked for the Postal Service, Defense Contract Administration Service and the General Services Administration of U.S. Government. After moving to Wadena, he started dairy farming.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Denise Ferguson, Wadena, and Patrice Hejlik, Lakota, N.D.; five grandchildren; a sister, Eva Duneman, New Hampton, Iowa; and a brother, Melvin Karnatz, Arkansas.
His parents and a grandson died earlier.
Services were today at Bielema Family Funeral Home in Wadena with the Rev. Murray Jacobson officiating. Burial will be in Wadena Cemetery at a later date.
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