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1958 Michael 2023

Michael John Durian

December 13, 1958 — July 15, 2023


Wellman- Michael “Mike” John Durian was born December 13, 1958, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Howard “Hoddy” and Clarabelle Ann (Kaska) Durian. He graduated from Mid-Prairie High School in 1977. Mike was united in marriage to Candie Cool in 1999 and to this union they were blessed with their daughter, Victoria. They were later divorced.  Mike worked for McComas-Lacina Construction.  Mike was an outdoors man, he enjoyed hunting, mushroom hunting, Iowa sports, Minnesota Vikings, fishing and most of all spending time with his family. He was known to everyone for his bright smile that lit up a room. Mikes biggest love and legacy was raising Victoria, and the bond they shared was second to none. Mike treasured his nieces and nephew, and was like a second dad and cool uncle wrapped up in one.  Mike passed away Saturday, July 15, 2023 in Wellman, Iowa at the age of 64 years.            

Mike is survived by his daughter, Victoria Durian of Coralville; stepson, Brent Cool-Ramsay of Iowa City; 5 brothers, Pat (Goldie) Durian of Mississippi, John (Robin) Durian of Tiffin, Tom (Marcie) Durian of West Branch, Jim (Jennifer) Durian and Terry (Missy) Durian all of Cedar Rapids; 3 nephews, Shawn (Brooke) Kauffman of Coralville, Shane (Damaris) Durian of North Liberty and Austin Durian of Cedar Rapids; 5 nieces, McKenna Durian of Cedar Rapids, Brittney Durian of Chicago, IL, Ashley Durian of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Reagan Busby of Cedar Rapids and Laci (Luis) Gonzalez of Milwaukee, WI.         

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister’s Victoria “Vicki” Durian and Mary (Jerry) Kauffman.
A Funeral Mass Service will be 10:30 am Thursday, July 20, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wellman. Officiating will be Fr. Bill Roush and Deacon Derick Cranston. Burial will be at the Wassonville Cemetery. A visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at Powell Funeral Home in Wellman. A general memorial fund has been established. Messages may be left at Powell Funeral Home in Wellman is caring for Michael and his family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, July 19, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Powell Funeral Home-Wellman

415 7th Avenue, Wellman, IA 52356

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Wellman

210 11th St, Wellman, IA 52356

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