A memorial service in honor of Mick will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 2:00 PM via zoom. To join, please click the following link:
MICKEY ALLAN DUEHN, age 70, of Lake Benton, MN, passed away at his home on March 19, 2022. Mick was born on February 17, 1952, to Leo and Ruby (Soderberg) Duehn in Mound, MN. He was the youngest of 3 siblings. He grew up and graduated from school in Mound. Mick loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and anything with a motor that went fast. He had a knack for mechanics and was known for taking things apart and then putting them back together again, often with “extra parts” left when he was finished! (Remarkably they would still work!) He channeled this skill into a successful career working on cars, motorcycles and boats all over the states of Minnesota and Virginia. He eventually opened his own Kawasaki dealership after moving to Lake Benton. Mick married Jeanine Onasch in 1975, and together they had 4 children: Levi, Brooks, Serenity and Elwood. He enjoyed teaching his kids to ride anything with wheels and passed on his mechanical knowledge so they were able to repair their dirt bikes and cars if they broke down. Over the years they moved many times and eventually settled back in Lake Benton where Mick and Jeanine started a commercial floor cleaning business.
Mick’s faith was important to him and he dedicated himself as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses as a young adult. He served God faithfully and encouraged that faith in others as well. The resurrection hope given to us in the bible, in Acts 24:15, provided him with much comfort over the years when faced with the loss of loved ones. Mick had a great sense of humor and was known for his infectious, laughing giggle that would shake his whole upper body. He was a giving, big-hearted person, always putting others before himself. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need; the joke was if he didn’t have a shirt he would at least find them a deal on one! Mick loved all animals, but especially his pet dachshunds. They became his “babies” when his children were all grown; wherever he went, they went too. Mick was also a tough human as most of his adult life he suffered from debilitating pain due to a horrific snowmobile versus school bus accident he had back in his “need for speed” days. He broke both legs in multiple places and was hospitalized for months. His doctors were not sure he would walk again, but with Mick’s determination and strength he overcame his injuries and managed to lead an active life despite his mobility issues. He will be dearly missed by his family.
Mick is survived by his son, Brooks (Kathy) Duehn; daughter, Serenity Duehn; grandchildren, Maddox Duehn, Mickey Theilken and Cora Duehn; sisters, Susan Baker and Sandy (Dan) Krotzer and their families; cousin, Nancy (Mark) Kulenkamp; as well as many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Ruby; wife, Jeanine; and sons, Levi and Elwood.