Duane John Tamke

Duane “Beak or Smoke” John Tamke, 59, of Arcadia passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at his home.
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Duane “Beak or Smoke” John Tamke, 59, of Arcadia passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at his home.

Duane was born on October 3, 1960, in Whitehall, Wisconsin to Albert and Bonnie (Ryan) Tamke. He graduated from Arcadia High School and had been employed by Value Implement in Arcadia. On October 25th, 2010, he married Sally Roskos Sura, in Whitehall, WI.

Duane loved to farm, hunt, participate in tractor pulling, fix tractors, ride snowmobile, but most of all loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Duane is survived by his wife, Sally of Arcadia; sons: Tyler (Erin) Tamke of Arcadia, Travis (Taylor) Tamke of Blair; daughter: Michelle Peaslee of Beaver Dam; mother: Bonnie Tamke of Holmen; siblings: Charlotte (Bruce) Winkler of Eau Claire, Linda (Dennis) Bjorge of Arcadia, Larry (Lisa Halverson) Tamke of Arcadia, Bryan (Sandy) Tamke of Arcadia, Alan (Tammy) Tamke of Winona; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father: Albert Tamke on April 12, 2020, and son Derek Sura.

A celebration of life will be held in Duane’s honor at a later date due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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