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Obituary: Duane W. Drentlaw

Duane W. Drentlaw, 88, of Oswego, Ill. (formerly of Mayer, Ariz.) passed away on June 5, 2010. Duane "Dewey" Drentlaw was born May 24, 1922, in McIntosh, Minn.

After taking over his stepfather's farm near Bisbee, N.D., Dewey married Jeannine Gaast of Cando, N.D., and raised a large family. Health reasons forced him to stop farming, and he relocated his family to Prescott, Ariz., in 1971. His long interest in photography led him to spend many years at the Towne Camera Shoppe on Gurley Street in Prescott before he moved to Mayer.

Dewey was a generous man who always had a smile or a joke. He was the kind of man who always 'took in strays,' whether dogs or kids, helping to raise many foster children as well as his own six. He will be greatly missed.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Drentlaw and Myrtle Olson; stepfather Hans Olson; sister Patricia Olson; wife Jeannine (Gaast) Drentlaw; and sons James Drentlaw and Michael Drentlaw. He is succeeded by his sister, Betty (Drentlaw) Josephson of Alexandria, Minn.; sons Donald Drentlaw of Chino Valley, Ariz., and Jon Drentlaw of Palm Springs, Calif.; daughters Suzanne Drentlaw of Holyoke, Mass., and Sally Dulkinys of Oswego, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the cemetery in Mayer, Ariz.

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