Duane Paul Holschbach 1947-2022

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Duane Paul Holschbach, age 75, born Sept. 23, 1947, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. Duane has joined his beloved parents Donald and Dolores Holschbach, and his brothersand sisters-in-law Dale (Connie), David (Martha) and Dean Holschbach.

Duane married Mary Beth Schippe in 1971. They were blessed with three beautiful daughters, Erika (Tim) Monteleone, Katie Holschbach and Elsa Tucker; and with three incredible granddaughters, McKenna, Morgan and Maddie Tucker.

Duane is survived by his children and grandchildren; by his brothers Dennis Holschbach, Darryl (Betty) Holschbach and Doug Holschbach; by his sisters, Terri (Mark) Desris, Jane (Tim) O’Brien, Jean Holschbach, Julie (Wayne) Arndt and Tina (Steve) Prueher; his sister-in-law Jeri Lu (Dean) Holschbach; and by many nieces and nephews.

Duane has an extended family of friends in Dillon, Montana, including Aaron and Kelly Weinacht and family, “The Band of Brothers,” wonderful caregivers and so many more, all of whom loved Duane and were loved by Duane. To everyone in Dillon, that was there when we could not, your sacrifices are not unnoticed and there are no words to express our gratitude.

Duane enjoyed hunting, fishing and skiing. Duane and his brother Dennis hosted many visitors that came to Montana to partake in recreational activities, but preparing food was how Duane cared for others. Duane would put together ingredients in a way that was different than what people were used to, he then would sit back in delight watching someone enjoy the meal he prepared for them.

The Chef, Brother, Son, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Cousin, and Friend will be missed but never forgotten.

To all of those that have reached out, your love and prayers are felt, every minute of every day.