Friday, June 14, 2024


Michael “Mick” James Duresky, 56, of New Richmond WI (formerly of St. Paul and Silver Bay, MN) died peacefully at his home Saturday, September 16, 2023.

Mick proudly served six years in the 82nd airborne out of both Fort Bragg, NC and Fort Ord, CA. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, skeet shooting, darts, and bowling, and spending quality time with his family. Mick was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Sid and Helen Hart; grandparents, Bill and Betty Richards, and Henry and Grace Navarro.

He is survived by children, Jonathan Anderson, Matthew Duresky, and Michael Duresky of North Carolina; five grandchildren; parents, James (Veronica) Duresky and Connie (Navarro) Peterson; siblings, Cari Ann Duresky (Joe Huonder), Brittany (Kyle) Blood, and Zachary Duresky; niece, Paradyse Gustafson; and daughter, Alice; and special friend, Sherri Hall Duresky.

To honor Mick’s memory, we are holding a celebration of life on October 14, 2023 from 2:00-5:00 PM at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave) in New Richmond. An Honors ceremony will be held at the end of the gathering.

We invite anyone who has known Mick to attend and remember his wonderful life. Interment will be held at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Saginaw, MN.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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