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“To all of Dew's family and friends,Please accept our deepest sympathies at this time. You all have been in our thoughts and prayers this a week and...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Greg and Paige Finkel - Reedsburg, WI

“Dew was a great guy who was always ready to help anyway he could.He was a good friend and will be missed a lot.Sorry other commitments keep me from...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Stitt - Mankato, MN

“I am so very sad to read of DuWayne's passing...please know that Amy (Voges) and I send our deepest sympathy to ALL the family...Russ, I'm so sorry...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Susie Voges-Gabrik - Mankato, MN

“I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Cassens - Blue Earth, MN

“In my opinion Dew was one in a million. I have never met someone with such a happy disposition, helpful hand and grateful heart. If we had more...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Betsy Bassett - Mankato, MN

“Shellie, Josh, Abbie & extended family, Our hearts continue to ache thinking of Dewey and the wonderful guy he was. Always chipper, ready to bs...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Heather & John Coopman - MN

“My fondest memories of Dew were from when we were children. It was always a treat to see Dew at our horse shows; his amazing smile, kind heart and...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Stacy Huntington Scofield - MN

“Life brings us changes everyday, these changes yes we could do without, we can't possibly understand the reasons, we just need to know there are...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Tami Ziegler - Vernon Centers, MN

“He was the best person ever. He has stood up for me and made me smile. He made me laugh and always as there for me. I think he was the loudest on at...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Ashley Hawker - Minnesota Lake, MN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. DuWayne was wonderful neighbor, friend and more. Someone must have a special mission for him, May...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Greg Scheid - Blue Earth, MN

“Shellie, Josh, Abbie, and family I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember working with Du at Sam's club and always enjoyed visiting with him. He will...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Elijah Lippert - Easton, MN

“You have my deepest sympathies. Praying you find strength at this difficult time. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Kent Seetin - Omaha, NE

“I am so sorry for your loss.my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family threw this hard time. Will be praying for you Shell. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Michelle Douglas Walters - MN

“Shellie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Drews passing, just isn't fair that he was taken so early in life. The question WHY is always going to...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: BRIDGETTE Heenan - Blue Earth, MN

“Love you Shell Bell, Josh, Abbie and all of the many, many people who loved Dew!! He was truly an amazing person in all aspects of his life from...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: LeAnb Hughes - Watertown, SD

“1 of the best! All our prayers with the whole family! Dew was great to work with at all the auctions!!! ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Jedd Dulas - Minnesota lake, MN

“DuWayne was a wonderful man and a good friend, he always stopped in to say hi whenever I saw him at Sams Club his great smile and wonderful...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Laura Behnke - Minnesota Lake, MN

“My deepest and heartfelt condolences to your family. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Deb Mitchelson - IL

“So sorry for your loss! Duey always could put a smile on someones face.Praying for the family he will be greatly missed. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Les and Amy Prange - Wells, MN


DuWayne Edward Berndt, age 48, of Delavan, MN, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, December 22, 2017 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Easton, MN, with Pastor William Sabol officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, December 21 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at OLMC in Easton, and for one hour prior to service on Friday.

DuWayne was born March 25, 1969 in Mankato, MN, the son of Bernard and Betty Lou (Jordahl) Berndt. He attended and graduated from Minnesota Lake High School, the class of 1987. Dewey went to Austin Technical College where he played football and graduated in 1989. He worked for Sam's Club and Walmart for over 22 years, and most recently Seneca Food in Blue Earth for three and a half years. Dewey also attended Auctioneer school and was a licensed auctioneer and appraiser, working for Krupp & Associates and Baroda Auctioneering. He also worked alongside his wife Shellie in her DJ business. Dewey was a volunteer for the Freedom Run for over 11 years, and the Faribault Co. Relay for Life for 7 years. He was also an Elder and Usher at St. Peter Lutheran Church for many years. He enjoyed playing baseball with the Minnesota Lake Royals, deer hunting, fishing, horse back riding, collecting John Deere memorabilia, and riding his Harley. Dewey's passion was racing sports compact cars at Fairmont Raceway. Dewey was always helping others and would drop anything for his family and friends. Dewey was a dedicated father, coaching youth football and baseball, being a Drama Dad for the Maple River Drama Club, and attending his children's events and concerts. Dewey is loved and missed by many, many friends.

Dewey is survived by his wife, Shellie; children: Josh, and Abbie; mother, Betty Berndt of Easton, MN; aunt, Norlean Berndt of Easton, MN; siblings: Russ (Janice) Berndt of Good Thunder, MN, Deb Steinhauer of Albert Lea, MN, and Tammy (Neil) Aadsen of Kiester, MN; mother-in-law, Kathy Wiederholt of Huntley, MN; brothers-in-law: Tom Wiederholt of Huntley, MN and Chad (Celeste) Wiederholt of Richfield, MN; nieces and nephews: Katie (Skylar) Wigen of Janesville, MN, Cody Berndt of Easton, MN, Brandon (fiancé Kelsey) Berndt of Salt Lake City, UT, and Nick and Ava Wiederholt of Richfield, MN; great nephews: Trey and Brody Wigen; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Bernard Berndt; niece Anna Aadsen; father-in-law Dale Wiederholt.