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.