Dr. Duane John Wallaker
1927 — 2021
Dr. Duane John Wallaker, 93, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died at his home in Northfield on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Duane was born October 22, 1927 in Kenyon, Minnesota to John and Lydia (Domrose) Wallaker. He graduated from Kenyon High School and then served three years in the Navy. While serving in Jacksonville, Florida, he met and married Dorothy Lanier. After his service, he attended the University of Florida in Jacksonville. He then graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry. Duane worked in Owatonna for one year with Dr. John Schoen and then purchased Dr. Bromley's practice in Austin. Duane was a very respected and beloved optometrist serving many families for generations. He...