Dustin “Duddy” Gruendemann age 30 of Lamberton, formerly of the Willmar area, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 21, 2015. A Celebration of Life service will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be 2:00-3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A gathering of friends will follow the service at the American Legion Club (100 Industrial Drive) in Redwood Falls. The family requests that, in honor of Dustin, everyone wears their favorite hoodie sweatshirt to the service. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dustin “Duddy” Troy Gruendemann was born April 28, 1984 in Redwood Falls to William and Becky. He lived life by the seat of his pants. Dustin enjoyed riding snowmobile and dirt bike. He was very mechanical; he loved working on cars and helping his stepdad get the demo car ready. Dustin spent all his spare time with his sons, Hunter and Devin. He enjoyed hanging out with his friends, listening to music, and hunting with his stepdad. Dustin’s favorite quote in life was “I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for what I am not.” He lived life to the fullest and will be dearly missed.
Dustin is survived by his sons Devin and Hunter; parents Becky & Tod Shepard; grandfather Duane LeBrun; sisters: Jennifer (Tony) Braun, Nikki (Mike) Wieberdink, Nicholisia Shepard; nieces and nephew: Lecora, Jordan, and Teagan; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father William, grandmother Vivian LeBrun, niece Delaney Braun, and close friend Josh “Lenny” Lehnhoff.