November 13, 2018
Duane H. Poliwoda, age 67 of Jupiter, Florida, originally from Delano went home to be with the Lord on November 13, 2018.
He was born in Cokato, MN to Harry and Delores Poliwoda. Duane attended St. Peter’s Catholic School and graduated from Delano High School in 1969. He married the love of his life Carol Graunke on June 23, 1973 and had two children, three granddaughters, and a son-in-law.
Duane enjoyed and was known for his servant’s heart. Duane found great pride and joy in helping family, friends, and serving the Church. He had deep love of the Lord and spent his time enjoying nature, gardening, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and was known for “tinkering” on anything and everything.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Gathering of family and friends took place on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service and sharing of memories in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church and continued on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass. Inurnment was in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano, Minnesota.