Bill Duede

February 13, 1962 - September 4, 2023

William R. “Bill” Duede, age 61, of New Prague, died peacefully after a lengthy health journey with his loving family at his side on Monday, September 4, 2023 at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester. Bill was born on February 13, 1962 in Shakopee to Robert and LaVonne (Ginkel) Duede. He graduated from Shakopee High School and married his high school sweetheart, Laure J. Theis, in Shakopee on October 22, 1982, a marriage that was the “love that dreams are made of”. Bill worked as a logistics manager for 35 years for Quad Graphics. Most recently he worked for Ameristar Manufacturing in Mankato. Bill’s life revolved around his family and he was dedicated to them. He loved nothing more than to be “Papa” to his 5 grandsons and could often be seen walking hand-in-hand with one of them heading to Fishtale for a treat. He was an avid hunter and fisherman with frequent trips to Leech Lake. He loved guitars and used that love to serenade his wife, kids, and grandkids with classic rock and older country music. A quiet man with a great sense of humor, he would be engaged in conversation if it had anything to do with pull tabs, fishing, guitars, or his favorite classic car, a Camaro! His gentle, kind, engaged presence will be sorely missed.

Bill is survived by his wife, Laure, of New Prague; children, Raeann (Richard) Rosik of New Prague, Ryan (Amy) Duede of New Prague, Travis Duede (fiancé, Molly) of St. Paul; grandsons, Micah, Keanu, & Kai Rosik & James & Henry Duede; mother, LaVonne Duede of New Prague; father-in-law, Ken Theis of Shakopee. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Duede; mother-in-law, Donna Abeln Theis.

Services will be held at a later date.

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Eileen Hopster
9 months ago

Our prayers and sympathy for the families. May God’s healing power take away the pain and bring light to your hearts again.
Bud & Eileen Hopster

Bradley D. Gulstad
9 months ago

Aw man, my heart goes out to Bill’s family and friends.

I worked with Bill for all of those 35 years, never directly with but always close in a company that was family.

I always appreciated his quiet demeanor when we worked close, that alone an asset for printing’s intense deadlines.

As I understand, his expediting and collaboration abilities were above all when weather or other shipping issues arose with our company’s dated printed product.

My heart is heavy.

Arlene Berge
9 months ago

My heart goes out to you and your family, Laure. Bill was a such a nice guy. My prayers are for you all.

Dale and Kathy Lapic
9 months ago

Dale and I want to send our deepest sympathy.
Laure, you Bill and the kids were the friends that no matter how much time had passed, we could pick up right where we left off. We are so sorry for your loss.

dede and duane williamson
9 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with Laure and family.

John and Toni Sacco
9 months ago

Laure and family. We are so sorry to hear about your loving Bill. He was a wonderful husband father and grandfather. He will be missed. We are grateful that Bill a long with your family are part of our families lives. Sending hugs and prayers.

Nancy Fierst
9 months ago

Laure and family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all on the loss of your loved one,Bill. We will cherish the memories of him and the fun times and laughs we always shared at Fishtale. Bill was a thoughtful, fun, and caring man. May it help to ease the pain knowing friends and family are thinking of you at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Randy and Nancy

Richard and Kathy Ginkel
9 months ago

Laurie and family,
Our Deepest sympathy goes out to your whole family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Rick and Kathy Ginkel

Jim and Ruby Winings
9 months ago

Sending our heartfelt condolences to Laure and family. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

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