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Duane ‘Melf’ Gourlie

September 9, 1946 - January 3, 2023
Visitation
St. Mary Catholic Church (Mayville)
112 S. German St.
Mayville, WI 53050
Monday 1/9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Service
St. Mary Catholic Church (Mayville)
112 S. German St.
Mayville, WI 53050
Monday 1/9, 12:00 pm
Reception
Mayville Golf Club
325 S. German Street
Mayville, WI 53050
920-387-2999 | Map
Monday 1/9

Duane R. Gourlie (Melf), 76, lifelong Mayville resident, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2023 at Angels Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc WI, with his loving wife Denise by his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, January 9, at 12 noon at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville with the Rev.Continue Reading

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Kim Gourlie Sterling left a message on January 24, 2023:
On behalf of the David and Grace Gourlie and son Richard (my dad) line of the family, I want to express our sincerest sympathy for your loss. Decades ago, there was a concerted effort by our extended Gourlie family to gather each year as to not lose touch. These reunions were held in Mayville, Neosho, Lebanon, Juneau and other locations over the years. I remember Melf from the early days of these events. I always loved the interactions between him and his brother Dennis. Great brothers they were and I will always have those fond memories. But as time goes on, families grow, people move, patriarchs and matriarchs of each of our families pass on and with them some of the magic. Yet family ties never die. You will always be our family and we wish you comfort and great faith at this difficult time. To you Melf for a life well lived.
Barbi and Bill Freuck left a message on January 11, 2023:
Dear Carrie and Gourlie Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad and husband. Know that you have an Angel now.
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LOIS Thorn left a message on January 9, 2023:
To the Family of Duane. You have my deepest sympathy. Duane was a classmate and well known to all . It isn't easy to have a loved one leave us. Faith in our God is the comfort we ask to keep us going. Love from all. Lois Thorn
Ellie Sokoly left a message on January 9, 2023:
Denise and family, Jim and I, are so sorry for your loss. We can't make the funeral, but our thoughts and prayers are with you. Melf was an amazing man, and his loss will be felt by many. God Bless!
David and Donna Gudex-Kamrath left a message on January 9, 2023:
We express our sympathies in prayers to the you and families in passing of Melf who was a true comendian and actor with no boundries was great entertainer to the lives he touched leaving many fond memories...Melf will always be remembered for his talents and personalities...he will missed...prayers to everyone...
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Helen Schaumberg left a message on January 8, 2023:
Denise and family, It is with a heavy heart that I send my deepest sympathy to all of you. May it help to know that many people share your sorrow. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Ray, Christine & Ryan Caballero left a message on January 8, 2023:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Anonymous left a message on January 7, 2023:
Thinking of your family and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you celebrate Melf's life.
Blooming Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Duane ‘Melf’ Gourlie by Anonymous. Send Flowers
A tree was also planted in memory of Duane ‘Melf’ Gourlie
Jerry Oehmen left a message on January 6, 2023:
My deepest sympathy to Denise and the entire family. Melf was a great guy and I always looked up to him as an excellent example of a father, friend and athlete. He will be missed but never forgotten
Dan & Lois Buchta left a message on January 6, 2023:
Denise & family, so very sorry for your loss. He lead a good life and will be missed by many. What a legacy!
Wendy Bosch left a message on January 6, 2023:
So sorry for your loss
Michael Ferge left a message on January 6, 2023:
Sincere condolences go out to Melfs wife Denise and family. I shared so many good times with him. Especially many baseball memories. Best catcher I ever played with. Will miss him on facebook.
Jackie, Courtney, Kari, Arlesse, Kiah left a message on January 6, 2023:
With our deepest sympathy from the Coder Accounting Team
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Marcey Sage left a message on January 6, 2023:
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Steven Figel left a message on January 5, 2023:
Deepest condolences to you and your family.
Anonymous left a message on January 5, 2023:
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Alan left a message on January 5, 2023:
I am so sorry to hear of Melf's passing. I was blessed to be able to share the stage w him.
Dennis & Crystal Schellpfeffer left a message on January 5, 2023:
Thinking of all of you with sympathy & hoping you’ll find comfort in all the great memories. May the love of God give you peace.
Dave Weinberger left a message on January 5, 2023:
Denise, You have my sympathy and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Dave Weinberger
Anonymous left a message on January 5, 2023:
Melf was amazing person Our condolences Larryleal family
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A tree was also planted in memory of Duane ‘Melf’ Gourlie
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Brigit Wilson left a message on January 4, 2023:
My Prayers go out to Grandpa Gourlie's (as we always referred to him) family. He was one of the Greatest men I have had the pleasure of knowing. He took me and my boys in like family from the day he met us. Rest easy, you are not in pain anymore. You and your smile will be missed. Love you, Brigit and family. ❤️
Diane hechimovich left a message on January 4, 2023:
Deepest sympathy to you and your family! May the happy times you shared bring comfort to you.
Micaela, Madi, and Rachel left a message on January 4, 2023:
Thoughts and prayers to you all. Our deepest sympathies. We love you Carly!
Pretty Please was purchased for the family of Duane ‘Melf’ Gourlie by Micaela, Madi, and Rachel. Send Flowers
Nancy Bandle left a message on January 4, 2023:
Bear and I loved Melf you have my deepest sympathy
Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum was purchased for the family of Duane ‘Melf’ Gourlie by Nancy Bandle. Send Flowers
A tree was also planted in memory of Duane ‘Melf’ Gourlie
Linda and Jon Nedelcoff left a message on January 4, 2023:
Simply and truly a great guy. Melf always brought the best out of people. People like him make the world a better place.
Art & Jeanne Plansky left a message on January 4, 2023:
Denise and family, we are sorry for the loss of Melf. He was a great man and will be missed. He is now an angel looking down on you. You and your family are in our prayers.
Koepsell Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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