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Duane J. Sauvageau Sr.

Duane Sauvageau, 71 of Devils Lake, ND passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Sheyenne Care Center of Valley City, ND.

Duane was born October 21, 1946 in Fargo, ND, to Alcid and Blanche (Hammock) Sauvageau.

Duane attended School in Fargo and Anamoose, ND. He enrolled in The U.S. Army and served in Vietnam from 1964-1966 stationed in Italy.

Through his life he worked as a Meat Manager for Red Owl in Williston from 1970-1977, he was a Meat Specialist for Super Valu in Fargo from 1979-1988, and from 1988-2012 he worked for Leever’s Food as a Director of Meat Operations. Upon his retirement, he worked at Wally’s as a meat cutter on a part-time basis until his health wouldn’t allow him to work anymore.

Some of the times he enjoyed most were softball in Fargo, as well as hunting and fishing with his good friends from the Fargo area. He also enjoyed motorcycle trips with his brother Darrell and friends from the Hazen area.

His first marriage was to Marlene Fisher and from that marriage two kids were born, Troy and Lisa Comstock.

He married Mistyl Schmaus in Williston and from that marriage Duane and Misty were born. He was later married to Joyce Nelson.

Duane is survived by his children Duane (Candi) of Carrington, Misty Sauvageau of Glendive, MT, Troy Comstock, MI and Lisa Comstock, IN. Brothers Ronald (Linda), Ham Lake, MN, Darrell (Gloria), Washburn, ND, Mark (Barb), Bismarck, ND, and Sister Connie (Monte) Lawson, Surrey, ND. His Grandkids Sebastian, Gaige and Heather Guetter, Layton, Braylon Sauvageau and many Nieces and Nephews.

He is preceded in Death by his parents Alcid and Blanche.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 23, 10:00-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 24, 2018, at 10:00AM in Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington.

Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Our sympathy to the entire Sauvageau family….may your memories of Duane bring you peace.
    Glenn and Teddy Schmidt

  2. Our sympathy to the family.We will never forget all the good times we had with our buddy Duane may God bless. Kevin & Annie Riggin

  3. To Duane’s Family: our sincere condolences to you in your loss. Duane was a great guy, an entertainer who like his brothers and sisters always made us laugh. So long buddy, as you take that last ride to heaven.
    Lauren and Kathy Tandberg

  4. Our sympathy to the family’s he was a good guy RIP Duane.

  5. I’m truly going to miss my old buddy “Bubbaloo”. He was one of a kind. I have a lot of fond memories with Dewey and his son DJ and my brothers deer hunting. Dewey was always the life of the party whether it was playing softball at Howard’s Lounge or spending time at Devils Lake with him and Joyce and their friends. He was just fun to be around. I always enjoyed all the stories about his family, especially his (wild brothers). To him it was about family. Dewey was quite the prankster, I’m sure you all have had him play a prank or two on you. You could not be around Dewey without him making someone laugh! I’m really going to miss that! I know Sandy and I have met a lot of nice people thru knowing Dewey and I know he would want us all to stay in touch with each other so please do. Good bye old friend for now. Tom Bommersbach

  6. Thank you everyone I will miss my dad

  7. He was good friend and co worker. He loved to have fun.

  8. He was tough on me at times. I learned so much. Didn’t know it at the time, but now those lessons are still in place. Thankful for the opportunity and knowledge he gave me. God bless him and family.

  9. Rest in peace cousin Dewey…you’ve always had a special place in the hearts of my
    parents and family. Filling the room with your spirit, laughter, humor, and sincere
    regard for those around you. Rest in peace and make sure you’re riding that Harley
    on your new journey with the Lord.

  10. He used to make me laugh all the time when he used to come into Leevers in Grand Forks.
    He will be missed greatly!


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