Duane E. Hjulstrom, 80, of Claremont, NH, died Sunday morning, October 13, 2019, at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon.
He was born on April 20, 1939, the son of Guy R. Hjulstrom and Thelma B. Ellis Hjulstrom in Presque Isle, ME, and lived in Presque Isle, ME, for about 33 years before ending up in Claremont in 1974.
Duane was a graduate of Presque Isle High School in the class of 1957 where he excelled in basketball and baseball; ME Maritime Academy, graduating in 1960; also attended the Univ. of Michigan. He was a commissioned officer in the Navy Reserve.
Married Norma J. Pelletier, also of Presque Isle, ME, on 7/4/1964. He had worked for United Fruit Co. as a Merchant Marine Engineering Officer shipping out; for Indian Head Plywood/Columbia Plywood, Presque Isle, ME, working his way up to be Plant Mgr., for VT Pacific Corp. in Bethel, VT, as Plant Mgr.; for Ethan Allen, Orleans, VT, as a Facilities Mgr.; for David & Symonds Lumber Co. of Claremont, NH, as a Veneer Operations Mgr.; for CPM/Kimberly Clark also in Claremont and Woodland, VT, as Plant Facilities Mgr. retiring in 2003. In retirement he worked part-time for Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, VT, in Maintenance/Security for six years. He enjoyed family, sailing, his time spent at his home in The Villages, FL, wood working, motorcycling, golf, watching sports, and working outside around his house.
Members of his family include wife, Norma, daughters, Katrina DeLaBruere of Jericho, VT, and her three children, Taylor and friend, Nick Boivin, Shannon, and Evan; Richelle LaCamera and husband, Douglas, and their children, Riley and Tyler of Mansfield, MA; and Erika Helprin and husband, Peter, and children, Morganne and Myles of Newbury, NH; cousins, Gloria Clarke and husband, Dennis of Evansville, IN, Shirley Forsman of N. Carolina and her family, and Elinor Hjulstrom of Woodsville, ME, and other cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Jerry G. Hjulstrom of Cabot, AR, in March 2016.
Friends may call at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St., Claremont on Thursday evening, October 17th from 5 to 7PM. A funeral service will be held on Friday morning, October 18th at St. Mary Church on Central Street at 10AM. The burial will follow for immediate family members only in St. Mary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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