The Free Press, Mankato, MN

October 24, 2012

William Harvey Duncan




  William Harvey Duncan, age 93, of Le Sueur, formerly of Henderson, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the Le Sueur Assisted Living.  

 Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 26, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Henderson.  Rev. Brigit Stevens will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church.  Interment will be in Brown Cemetery in Henderson.

 William was born on March 25, 1919, to William C. and Annie (Cameron) Duncan in Eastend, Saskatchewan, Canada.  He received his education in the Saskatchewan schools.  Later on, the family moved to Franktown, Ontario.  In 1960 he married Rosewitha Grapentine of Henderson, Mn.  They farmed in rural Henderson and Harvey also did maintenance work at various places.  Later on, they moved to rural Le Sueur.  Harvey's hobbies included traveling, camping, bird feeding and making lawn ornaments.

 Harvey is survived by many nieces and nephews from Smiths Falls, Ontario; step-children, Elliot Grapentine of Coon Rapids, Rhoda (Milton) Woehler of Arlington, John (Doris) Grapentine of Smiths Falls, Ontario, and Jerry (Pat) Grapentine of Henderson; and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.  Special thank you to Lori Grapentine & staff at Le Sueur Assisted Living  for their years of special love, support and care.

 He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Rosewitha Duncan in 2010. Sister, Helen Peever, June 17, 2006.  Step-Daughter-in-Law; Sybil Grapentine; Step-Grandchildren, Trudy Green and Greg Grapentine.