Garold Dean Duden of Modesto, Calif., died on March 28, 2017, in Modesto, Calif., due to complications of age.
He was born April 15, 1937, in Clio, Iowa, to parents Orlan and Cora Duden. Garold moved with his parents to Modesto in the late 1950s.
He met Christie Lee Bryant in 1964 and they were married on Oct. 3 of that year. Garold worked more than 37 years for a newspaper, the Modesto Bee, as a composite printer. When he started, he worked the linotype machine and over the years adapted to computer technology in the field.
Garold battled many health issues through the years and once remarked that he was “a walking miracle of science.” Garold is survived by his wife of 52 years, Christie; his eldest son, Kevin Dean Duden and his wife and four daughters of Greencreek; and Steven Lee Duden and his wife and four sons of Modesto.
A memorial service will be held in Modesto on April 14, 2017.