William “Bill” Duggen age 84 of Westbrook passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook.
Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Westbrook Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Interment is in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Brewster. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
William Duggen was born November 7, 1928 in Round Lake Township, Minnesota to William and Lottie (Mohns) Duggen. He attended school in the Round Lake area. Bill farmed with his father until he was drafted into the US Army in 1953, and was stationed in Iceland during the Korean conflict. On March 9, 1954 he was united in marriage to Mavis Beerman in Brewster. When Bill returned from serving his country, they farmed near Westbrook. In 1970 they purchased a home and moved into Westbrook where Bill was employed by the Cottonwood County Highway Department until he retired in 1993. He enjoyed woodworking and crafting, as well as “tinkering” in his shop. Bill had the unique ability to create almost anything and refurbish many numerous materials into useful and workable products. Bill and Mavis had a craft business for 20 years known as “Homestead Crafts”. He also enjoyed gardening, flowers, reading, traveling, and old time polka music. Bill especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his wife Mavis Duggen of Westbrook; children: Janice (Bruce) Rhubee of Jeffers and Ronald (Heidi) Duggen of Clear Lake; grandchildren: Amber (Nic) Danielson of Jackson, Jedediah (Anna) Rhubee of Jeffers, Justina Johnson of Sauk Rapids, and Errol Johnson of St. Cloud; great grandchildren: Abigail and Jack Rhubee of Jeffers; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by three children who passed away at birth, Darrell, Debra, and Patricia; parents William and Lottie Duggen; sisters Lanora (Martin) Ruesch and Lois Duggen; and a grandson Jeremiah Johnson.