Milton Duwayne Fish
Milton Duwayne Fish, age 93, of Belview passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at the St. Cloud hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Belview.
Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday AT THE CHURCH with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Interment is in Belview Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Milton Duwayne Fish was born August 21, 1917 at Belview, Minnesota to Henry and Nettie (Johnson) Fish. He was baptized and confirmed at Congregational Church in Belview. Duwayne attended school at Belview. He enlisted in the US Army in January 1942 and served at Attu, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. Duwayne was honorably discharged October 1945. He returned to Belview following his service. On November 12, 1946 he was united in marriage to Alice Sunvold in Duluth. The couple lived in Belview their entire married life. Duwayne worked with a harvesting crew out west, on a sheep and cattle ranch, and at the quarries at Odessa. He worked as a mechanic for Adolf Leonard for many years before purchasing the business which he operated. Duwayne worked for Delano Ford and Fuller Internatonal Harvester dealership in Renville. He rented the Farmers Co-op Station in Belview returning to self-employment work. Duwayne managed the municipal liquor store in Belview and worked part-time at Jackpot Junction and Firefly Casinos. He also drove school bus in Belview. Duwayne belonged to the Belview American Legion, Fire Department where he served as chief, and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where he was a Deacon. Duwayne was a catcher on the Belview Town baseball team for many years, was part of the Belview Horseshoe Team, and was a Twins fan who also enjoyed other sports. He loved reading, especially westerns, fishing, and visits with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Duwayne is survived by his children: Allison (Bonnie) Fish of Becker, Barry (Lori) Fish of Urbandale, IA, and Robin (Laurie) Fish of Shakopee; grandchildren: Kimberly, Dustin & Travis, and MaKenzie & Brady; brothers-in-law: Phil Sunvold of St. Augusta and Eric Davidson of Canby; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Alice, brothers Lyle, Earl, Wally, and an infant brother, and sisters Bernice, Irene, and Myrtle.