DuWayne A. Belden

Nov. 19, 1937 - Dec. 23, 2009

DuWayne A. Belden, 72, of Eau Claire died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born in Eau Claire on Nov. 19, 1937, to Arnold and Nellie (Burgess) Belden.

DuWayne served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1960.

He married Marcia Blaisdell on April 1, 1961, in Eau Claire at Epiphany Lutheran Church. DuWayne was employed at Waukesha Engine for 34 years until his retirement. DuWayne and Marcia then moved to Birchwood for 6 years.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #379 in Birchwood. DuWayne enjoyed playing golf and relaxing with his longtime companion of 14 years, Oscar, his beloved bassett hound.

DuWayne is survived by his wife, Marcia; two sons, Curt (Kris) of Waukesha and Craig (Lisa) of Watertown; three grandchildren, Aaron, Nathan, and Cody; a brother, Raymond (Sally) Belden of Eau Claire; two sisters, Yvonne (Dean) Gregory of Elmwood, and Sandy Fimreite of Florida; many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Chris and Charles; a sister, Ilene; a brother, David; and his beloved bassett hound, Oscar.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home, with Pastor Rolf Nestingen officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by American Legion Post #53 will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire. Family and friends may call one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials are requested.

To express condolences online, please visit www.lenmarkfh.com