Duane was born in the Town of New Hope, Wisconsin on September 26, 1936, the son of Herbert O. and Evelyn (Henke) Wolding. Duane was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Margaret Loftis of Amherst on August 2, 1958 at St. James Catholic Church in Amherst. Duane attended Jerome Nelson Elementary School in Nelsonville, Amherst High School, the University of WI-Stevens Point and was a graduate of the University of WI-Madison School of Banking. He was a member of the Waupaca Unit of the Wisconsin National Guard and served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1955 to 1959, where he attained the rank of Sergeant. Duane was a Director and President of the Bank of Athens, in Athens, WI and the Community Bank of Wausau.
Duane is survived by his wife, Margaret Wolding; his father, Herbert O. Wolding, Amherst; his sons: Marc (Deb) Wolding, Amherst; Christopher (Lisa) Wolding, Amherst and Jeffrey (Betsy) Wolding, Appleton; his grandchildren: Jessica (fiancé-Olivier Charousset) Wolding; Nicholas, Mitchell, Chad and Bailey Wolding; Jordan and Spencer Selbo and Paige (fiancé-Mason Reirsdorf) Selbo and one great-grandchild, Gavin Wolding-Charousset. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Duane was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn; his father and mother-in-law, Anthony and Stella Loftis, and cherished grandchildren, Erin Amanda Wolding and Tanner Duane Wolding.
A public memorial visitation will be held on Friday, March 31 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst. As Duane wished, a private family service will be held at a later date at the Nelsonville Evangelical Lutheran Church. Reverend Dwight Anderson will officiate followed by full military rites at Nelsonville Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are greatly appreciated to the Erin Wolding Scholarship Fund, the Tanner Wolding Memorial Fund or to the Nelsonville Lutheran Church.