A time for friends and family to gather to Celebrate the Life of Duane C. McGuire will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 at Friedrich/Bonnerup Funeral Home in New Richland. A private Memorial Service and interment with Military Honors will be held at St. Olaf Cemetery. Duane was celebrating Christmas with his family in Missouri when he passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 surrounded by his children. He was born on August 23, 1944, in Albert Lea, MN, the son of Murrel and Marjorie (Simonson) McGuire. He was confirmed at LeSueur River Lutheran Church and graduated from New Richland High School with the class of 1962. He proudly served our country in the US Navy from 1964-1968. His life was blessed with four children who he loved very much, Prycilla, Amanda, Joe and Lisa. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland. Duane is survived by his children: Prycilla (Tim) O’Malley of Mankato, MN, Amanda (Corey) Brinkman of St. Louis, MO, Joe McGuire of New Richland, MN; grandchildren: Taylor and Mason O’Malley, Riley, Willow, and Shay Brinkman; brothers and sisters: Merlys (Wayne) Wenzel of New Richland, MN, Jerald (Jean) McGuire of Plainview, MN, Joyce Swenson of Blooming Prairie, MN, Brenda (Gordy) Ebnet of New Richland, MN, Renae McGuire of New Richland, MN, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa in infancy, his parents, his brother Dennis and nephew Troy Wenzel. When asked how his final statement should read, with his keen sense of humor Duane replied: “Other than my life in the Navy, my kids and my grandkids, all in all, it’s been a pretty lack luster life"