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Bob Duenes, 76, Owatonna

Bob Duenes, 76, Owatonna, obituary

Bob Duenes, 76, of Owatonna, passed away on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 at his home.

He was on born on June 18, 1946, in Hollandale to Natividad and Guadalupe (Luna) Duenes. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1964.

Bob married Josephine Gutierrez on July 9, 1966, at St. Theodores Catholic Church in Albert Lea. Together they had one son Joey and adopted their son Harold. Bob and Josephine moved to Hopkins for a short while eventually moving back to Owatonna where they called “Home.”

Shortly after moving back to town, Bob worked at Central Co-Op, Viracon and OTC. Bob attended Fergus Falls Technological College where he received the training in becoming a chemical dependency counselor. Once he was finished with schooling, he started working at Hispanos En MN in St. Paul. After working there for 1.5 years, he moved to Fountain Lake Treatment Center in Albert Lea working for over 21 years until retirement.

While Bob was retired, he still helped at Novak and Associates in Farmington and Beauterre in Owatonna and most recently Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge in Rochester. Bob enjoyed traveling with his family. He loved his hour of playing Spanish music on the radio (KRFO, KATE, KOWZ). Bob had a kind heart to helping others.

Bob is survived by his wife of 56 years, Josie; son, Joey Duenes; brothers, Jessie and Rudy Duenes; sisters, Rosie Villareal and Carmen Rosas.

Preceded in death by parents; brother, John Duenes and sister Gaudalupe Ortiz; mother-in-law Leonarda Padilla, father-in-law Raul Padilla; brother-in-law Raul Padilla Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna with Father Jim Starasinich and Deacon Pat Fagan presiding. Friends may greet the family 1.5 hours prior to the mass at the church. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.


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