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Peter F. Durni

August 18, 1966 — March 2, 2024

Soldiers Grove

Peter F. Durni, age 57, of Soldiers Grove, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on August 18, 1966, in Dubuque, IA, the son of Leonard and Gwendolyn (Dutka) Durni.  Pete graduated from Southwestern High School in Hazel Green in 1984.  Following graduation, he moved to Arizona and worked in pest control.  Pete later returned to Wisconsin and worked in various fields, most recently as a CNA.  In 1995, he was united in marriage to Mary Jo Vaassen and two daughters were born to this union, Maggie and Bailey. They separated in 2003.  Pete was united in marriage to Nikki Bossenbroeck in 2012.  One daughter was born to this union, Noralyn.  Pete enjoyed fishing and music in his free time. He played the drums in Mamma’s Puddin’ as well as the Blues Brothers Band.  Pete loved spending time with his daughters.  He will be greatly missed along with his never-ending humor.

Survivors include his daughters: Maggie, Bailey, and Noralyn Durni; his sisters: Amy Durni and Pamela (Dave) Kronshage ; nephews: David Fessler, Brandon and Nick Kronshage, other relatives, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Leonard and Gwendolyn, Pete was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Fessler.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for family and friends. Expressions of sympathy may be made in whichever way(s) you wish. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is entrusted with his care.

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