Duane was well known in Big Bear Valley for his public service as a firefighter and a dispatcher at the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station. He served as a paid-call firefighter with the Fawnksin, Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City fire departments.
Duane was one of the original 12 full-time firefighers for Big Bear City Fire Department in 1989. He served until his retirement in 2008.
Duane was living in Surprise, Arizona, at the time of his passing on November 24, 2018.
Duane is survived by his son Mike Lindquist (Heather) and 4 grandchildren Emily, Megan, Kyle and Trevor; his daughter Lisa Ramirez and grandsons Chris and Ryan; and his son Tristian Lindquist.
A celebration of life will be held June 29, 2019, at 401 E. Fairway Blvd., Big Bear City, at noon.