Duane H. Henrikson


Duane H. Henrikson age 96 of Detroit Lakes, MN, formerly of Audubon, MN died July 30, 2022 at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes.

Duane Henrik Henrikson was born July 8, 1926 in Audubon, MN to Albert and Myrtle (Peterson) Henrikson. He attended District 121 Country School and later Audubon High School. He then served in the United States Army during WWII. Following his discharge he returned to Michigan, where he worked for the Hudson Car Company. It was in Michigan where Duane met Opal Wynn. On June 10, 1948 they were united in marriage in Roseville, Michigan. They moved to Audubon, MN in 1949. They owned and operated the Audubon Café for ten years. They later owned and operated the Joy Land Resort on Big Cormorant Lake for the next thirty summers and for several winters they cooked at the Greystone Hotel in Detroit Lakes. In his later years he worked as a realtor for the Continental Land Co. in Lake Park, MN.

Duane was very active in his community. Among many other things, he served on the Cormorant Lakes Watershed District Board for several years. He also served on the St. Mary’s Family Council, where one year he received the MHHA Volunteer of the Year Award. He was also very active in his Church, where he served as an Elder for many years.

He is survived by one brother, Donald (Patsy) Henrikson, of Audubon, MN; and many special nieces and nephews who thought of Duane as their second Father, and loved him very much.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal; two brothers, Charles Henrikson and Albert Henrikson Jr.; and his parents.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday August 6, 2022; 10:00 a.m. at the Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church, rural Audubon, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes.

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