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In Loving Memory...

Duane A. Serr

Duane Alan Serr, Sharon, ND, 74, passed away peacefully with his son Jerrod by his side on February 10, 2017 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.


Duane was born on December 10, 1942, the son of Ted and Thelma (Rendahl) Serr in Hattiesburg, MS.  He attended and graduated from Sharon School, and then went on to NDSU for Agricultural and Farming.  He married the love of his life, Myrna Whitman in Aneta, ND on June 7, 1964.  During Duane’s avid life-long career as a farmer and turkey rancher, he also was a school bus driver for the Sharon Knights and worked as a surveyor in Dickinson, ND.  He served on the Sharon and Finley Elevator boards, the Sharon City Council, and at Sharon Lutheran Church.


He loved and cherished his grandchildren, grilling, deer hunting, going to Spirit Lake Casino, and gathering with friends at the post office in Sharon, ND every morning.

Duane is survived and will be deeply missed by his children: Sherry Serr and daughter Harlee Melland of Aneta, ND; Wendy (Jason McCardle) Serr and daughters Shaina Mart and Tianna of Cooperstown, ND; Jerrod (Becky) Serr and children Justin, Corey, Jessica, and Kiana of Sharon, ND; brother Virgil Serr of Sharon, ND and children Kiele, Kris, and Barbie Jo Serr.


He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Myrna; grandson, Garett Melland; and parents, Ted and Thelma Serr.


Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sharon, ND.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Cooperstown Funeral Chapel, Cooperstown, ND, and will continue one hour prior to services in the church Wednesday.  Interment will be in the spring at Silent Hill Cemetery, Aneta, ND.

Posted Condolences:

To the Serr family, please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time.  Duane will be dearly missed by all who knew him.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Lester and Belva Beck

Duane's family, sorry to see about your Dad and Grandfather.  My sympathy.
Phyllis Peterson


My family loves the Serr family.  As neighbors for many years in dear Sharon, we shared many memories together.  Duane and Myrna were like family to me.  Sending much love to you all.
Rachel (Frojen) Parrinello


Sherry, Wendy, Jerrod, I am so very sorry for your loss.  Your parents were wonderful, fun, and loving people and will live forever in our hears.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family.

Patrice Gigler Scott


My sympathies to the Serr family.  Duane was always the most happy and cheerful guy you could talk to.  RIP Duane
Jeremy Johnson

My condolences to you and your family.  What a kind and gentle man, he'll be greatly missed.

LouAnn Lusso


So sorry for your loss Serr family, always look back on the good times
with your dad and grandfather and family and friend he was good guys carring he love to visit when you come to Sharon to visit
love Carlye and Ardell Lovejoy, Mayville ND


To the Family of Duane:  We send our Sincere Sympathy to all of you and we are sorry for your loss.  Memorial will be given to the Finley-Sharon Dollars for Scholars Fund in Duane's Memory.

Jerome & Karen Leslie


Dear Family of Duane,
My sincerest sympathy to all of you in your loss of Duane.  At about age 3 or 4 Duane was my first playmate other than cousins.  I think I may have given him a punch in the nose, but he didn't hold it against me.  I just saw him in October and we had a good visit.  He was such a good guy.

Faye Evenstad Gallagher


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