Duane passed away Nov. 6, 2015 in Baker.
Ralph Duane Waarst was born Nov. 24, 1939 in Beach, N.D., the son of Ralph W. and Laura (Hartse) Waarst. He grew up on the family farm, attended school in Carlyle and graduated from Golva High School. He worked on the farm his entire life and loved farming and working the ranch, and taking care of his cattle. Duane loved to cook and enjoyed hunting.
Duane is survived by his close companion, Cathy Gorder, of Baker; sister, Sylvia (John) Nixon of Seely Lake; nephew, Chad (Stefanie) Nixon; and great-niece, Ellie.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.