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Obituary: Tenderholt, Duane Keith

TENDERHOLT, Duane Keith (Age 82) Duane Tenderholt, born July 1, 1930 in Bowbells North Dakota passed away in Spokane Washington April 17, 2013. Duane was married to Claribel Tenderholt for over 62 years and had six children. He is survived by Dennis, Charles and Ronnie Tenderholt of Spokane, Washington; Darrel of Post Falls, Idaho; Debra Grahek of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Carey Tenderholt and his wife Michelle of Spring Texas. Dennis Tenderholt has three children named: Lois and Danny Tenderholt; Jeremy and wife Shauna Pedro; and Danny and wife Tawny Tenderholt. Debra Grahek has two children named: Tammy and David Wallace. Darrel has three children named: Becky Boyd and Katy and Josh Tenderholt. Carey Tenderholt had three children named: Matthew Birdsell, Keith and Cierra Tenderholt. Duane and Claribel also are blessed with 23 great-grandchildren. Duane grew up on a farm in Bowbells North Dakota. He then obtained a job for Culligen’s in Minot, North Dakota; and was a fireman in Fargo North Dakota; later worked 45 years as a brakeman at Burlington Northen Railroad in Spokane, Washington. He was a gentle, kind and giving person that touched everyone’s lives. Claribel will be having a get together at a later date.