Redlin Funeral Home

Duane L. Stieve , Age 88

August 05, 1932 --November 04, 2020

Duane L. Stieve, age 88, of North Freedom, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at St. Clare Hospital. Duane, son of Leonard and Agnes (Kluender) Stieve was born Aug. 5, 1932 in Baraboo. He was a graduate of Baraboo High School, Class of 1950. Duane enlisted in the US Army and proudly served as Sergeant in the 25thInfantry from July 1950 until his honorable discharge in July 1953. While employed by Imhoff in Madison he was united in marriage to Dorothy Vertein on Feb. 23, 1957 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Rock Springs. Duane then worked for Findorf, Dudon, Baraboo Concrete and Caflisch Construction throughout his working career. Duane was a very active member of the North Freedom area; he volunteered for the North Freedom Fire Dept for 15 years; served on the North Freedom Village Board for 25 years and he dedicated 38 years to the North Freedom American Legion. One of the highlights for Duane over the last few years was that he was able to participate in the Badger Honor Flight on Oct. 10, 2015. He enjoyed watching Nascar, sports including hunting, fishing and golfing.

Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy; sons, Duane Jr. (Kathy), Dale (Laurie) and Daryl (Janet); grandchildren; Allen Jr., Shelly, Shawn (Amanda), Jesse, Heather (Aaron) Green, Nathan, Amber (Patrick) Pierce and Logan; great-grandchildren, Traton, Alexis and Autumn Winecke, Ethan and Axton Winecke, Kaelyn and Kason Winecke, Porter and Ashton Pierce; great-great granddaughter, Kendyl Winecke as well as brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ken (LaVeta) Vertein, Marilyn Vertein, Faith Vertein, Marie Vertein and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Diane Winecke; grandson, David Stieve and brothers-in-law, George, Allen and Carl Vertein.

A public visitation for Duane will be held at Redlin Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Due to limited seating, a private family funeral service will be held at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Rock Springs with Pastor David Karow officiating. Burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery where military rites will be conducted. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church in Rock Springs.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Clare Meadows and Hospital for the care shown to Duane over the years.




We are so sorry for your loss. We have known Duane and family for years. What a wonderful man. Always was smiling. God bless his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Mr. Duane.

kevin pickar November 05, 2020

Family friend alsip , Illinois

my heartfelt condolences from my family to yours on the passing of Duane.

Monica Littlegeorge November 06, 2020

Family friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Condolences to you all! Many memories from “the good old days!”

Randy Klingenmeyer November 06, 2020

Friend for life Anchorage , Alaska

Duane was always so good to me from the time I was a little boy. When I think of him I always smile. He was a patriot, a warrior defending freedom, son, husband, father, granddad and a really good man. A life well lived. My sincere condolences to Dorothy and entire family. I am in Anchorage having my morning coffee, my mind flooded with memories of a great person and a life long true friend. May he Rest In Peace! Randy Klingenmeyer

Kelly Stone November 07, 2020

friend Oxord , Wisconsin

So very for the families loss. He will be greatly missed. My condolences and prayers to all of you!

Eric & Rita Leis November 09, 2020

Friends North Freedom , Wisconsin

The Stieve Family So sorry for your loss! Eric enjoyed having breakfast down @ the restaurant with Duane. Dorothy you and my mom Helen Geffert were first cousins. God bless you all! Eric & Rita~

Steve & Sandy Jopp November 15, 2020

Years ago we were friends of his son, Duane. Baraboo , Wisconsin

So sorry to hear about your Dad Duane. You are in our thoughts and prayers.