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Duane August Cadarette

August 21, 1961 — January 13, 2024

Hubbard Lake


Duane August Cadarette, age 62, of Hubbard Lake, passed away peacefully but suddenly on Saturday, January 13th at his home while snow plowing.
On August 21, 1961, Duane was born in Herron, to the late Joyce King (2017).  He was incredibly blessed to be parented for over 52 years by the late August “Pops” and Elsie “Grandma” Minke (2014).  He is finally now able to rest “his old bones” and be with them again.  

Duane graduated from Alpena High School in 1980 and completed vocational training at Alpena Community College.  Duane in his early years worked with “Pops, Grandma and Ricky” on the Dairy and Chicken Farm.  He became incredibly talented in car restoration and completed many between 1975 and 1985.  He later worked for DJ Construction, Weyhauser and had his own snowplow business.  In his later years he became known as the “go to” guy who could fix any lawn mower, tractor, four-wheeler, chainsaw and had his own little entrepreneur setup. 

 Duane was a devoted member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, baptized 1962, and confirmed in 1974 in his early years. Duane loved to fix mowers, cars, cut firewood, can vegetables, and grow both his outside and inside garden.  He was always ecstatic to “show folks his garden (“wow”) and always wanted to give most away. He loved to run to Bob-A-Lu, The Depot, Joey’s Northland Market and Hubbard Lake.  Duane was blessed with many friends (Bill, Curtis, Randy, Jeff, Dan, Todd, Gary) and longtime girlfriend Penny.  In recent years he loved to “hang” with his brother “Ricky” working on Grandma’s house, hunting, fixing and selling equipment, but mostly just chatting over a pot of stew remembering the younger years.

Duane is survived by his brother Rich “Ricky” (Laurie) Krentz, a niece Kendra (Dylan Gallagher), a nephew, Neal Krentz, one great nephew Jordan, Aunt Dixie (Dan) Crevier, and cousins Niki (Kalisch) and Brian Crevier.   

Family and friends will gather for visitation on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at Karpus Hunter & Ross Funeral Home from 1:00 P.M. until the time of funeral service at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Joseph Llewellyn officiating. Family is requesting you writeup and bring any “Duane” stories. Interment will take place later in the spring. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution to the Friendship Room (322 West Chisholm Street Alpena, MI. 49707). On-line Condolences may be registered at

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

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