Gary H. Duren

Gary Duren Obituary

Gary H. Duren, age 70, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison after a nine month battle with cancer.

He was born on March 19, 1952 in Spring Green, WI, the son of Hubert “Sandy” Duren and Arlene (Haas) Duren. Gary graduated from River Valley High School in 1970. He attended UW-La Crosse and UW-Madison. It was in Madison that he met his wife, Nancy (Schultz). They were married on August 31, 1976, and have celebrated 45 years together. Gary worked for UW-Madison as a Financial Specialist until his retirement. He loved to spend time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Nancy Duren, daughters Stacy (Santiago Nogueira) and Michelle Duren, and sisters Terri (Mike) Keane, Maureen (Mike) Jajtner, and Cindy (Kerry) Schiess. He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert “Sandy” Duren, his mother, Arlene Duren, and his nephew, Kevin Keane.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 3:00 P.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green. Fr. Garrett Kau will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 1:00 P.M. until the time of Mass.

For those wishing to make memorial gifts, the family invites you to consider the St. Mary’s Foundation, 700 S. Park St, Madison, WI 53715 or visit, in recognition of the extraordinary care and kindness that Gary received there.

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The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.