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Dewain Andrew LaVallie

December 16, 1953 — March 24, 2023

Gillette

Funeral service Dewain (Duane) LaVallie will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2023 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dan Holden officiating; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. Dewain Andrew (Duane) LaVallie age 69, passed away Friday, March 24, 2023 at Campbell County Health from COPD. Duane was born on December 16, 1953 to Helen Brunelle and Louis LaVallie in Belcourt, ND. He attended school in Belcourt, Flandreau and Wahpeton, ND. During the summers he helped his dad with haying.  At the age of 18 Duane ventured to Gillette, WY to work in the oilfields. This is where he met the love of his life, Julie Stickney, the couple was married in 1974. Duane had his son Kevin from a previous relationship that Julie welcomed as her own. They welcomed their first daughter, Tara, two years after wedding. Duane changed careers and started working construction. The couple  later welcomed two more daughters, Chrystal and Angel. Duane loved family outings, especially in the summertime. He loved to take trips out of town. Duane couldn’t wait for summer to come every year so that he could sit out on the deck and visit with his family and neighbors. Also, in the summer Duane would love to build and work in his yard. When he wasn’t in his yard, he loved watching Gunsmoke and Clint Eastwood movies. More than anything his grandkids and great-grandkids meant the world to him. At the time of his death, he was employed with Campbell County Senior Center. Duane is survived by his wife, Julie; son, Kevin Martin; daughters, Tara (Scott) Kercher, Chrystal LaVallie, and Angel LaVallie all of Gillette, WY; eight grandsons, four granddaughters, five great-grandkids and one more on the way; siblings, Sandra, Linda, Patricia, Rodney, Carl, Marlin, Bryant, Harvey, Terry, Tom, Joe, and Gail. He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Diane, Billy, Doris, Maynard, Leslie, Stoney, half-brother, Vernon, mother and father-in-law, Howard and Emily Stickney. Condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

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