Duane Paul Price, DDS.

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, March 20, 1957
Date of Death:
Thursday, April 30, 2020
63 years old


A memorial service will be planned at a later date when all can gather for a celebration of Duane's life. Details will be posted here.

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, March 20, 1957
Date of Death:
Thursday, April 30, 2020
63 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, March 20, 1957
Date of Death:
Thursday, April 30, 2020
63 years old

Duane Paul Price, DDS.

Duane Paul Price, 63, of Rochester, MN, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on April 30, 2020.  Duane was a loving, devoted husband to his wife Debbie of 34 years and a wonderful dedicated father to his two daughters, Brittany and Melissa.

Duane was born on March 20, 1957, in Winona, MN, the son of Henry and Joan.  After high school graduation in 1975, Duane enlisted in the U.S. Navy where his passion for dentistry began as a dental technician.  He went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in 1982 from St. Mary’s College in Winona, MN where he met his wife Debbie. Prior to starting dental school, Duane was selected by the United States Navy Officer Candidate School, Newport RI and earned his commission as a Naval officer.   In 1986 he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota and pursued a General Practice Residency at the Naval Dental Clinic Bethesda, MD.  Duane was then assigned to the USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2), Norfolk, VA as the dental department head for a two-year tour. Commander Price was stationed at Little Creek Amphibious Base, VA and Naval Station Great Lakes, IL before leaving active duty and joining the US Naval Reserve in 1993; retiring in 2006.

Duane married Debbie, the love of his life on October 26, 1985 and soon after embarked on an adventure with the Navy; bringing up their young family through multiple relocations and returning back home to Minnesota in 1993 to pursue his dream of a private dental practice. He found his niche at Stone Barn Dentistry where he provided dental care for 27 years; he truly enjoyed practicing dentistry and building friendships with patients and staff.  SBD will continue to hold a special place in the hearts of his family.

Duane was energized by hard work in and out of the dental office, his hands truly never rested. He spent his free time gardening, working on household projects with Deb, golfing with Brittany, helping Melissa train for her races, and throwing balls for our golden retriever Rigsby.  He loved the weather channel and always had an update from the Lunar calendar- two of his quirks that will be missed. He loved to cook with vegetables from his garden, bake his famous apple crisp, and read his favorite Vince Flynn paperback books over and over again. Above all, Duane treasured spending time with his family, whether they were hiking, playing cards, watching the Packers game, or creating memories on family vacations at the lake; Duane was the ultimate family man.  Duane always had a plan for the day and never let a day go by without purpose.

He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and a member of The Knights of Columbus; a master at making pancake batter for the volunteer pancake breakfasts. Dr. Price was active in the Zumbro Valley Dental Society and the SE District Dental Society.

Duane will be remembered for his calm and patient manner, his talent for mentoring, his one liner jokes, his dedication to his work as a dentist, his strength and perseverance, his golden heart, and his contagious smile that will be missed dearly.  Out of all of his accomplishments in life, his most proud achievement was marrying his wife and building his family who lovingly supported him during their last days together. As someone close to Duane expressed, “He was a one of a kind guy, just a dynamite personality.  He will be deeply missed.”

He is survived by his wife, Deborah; his daughters, Brittany and Melissa; his sisters Mary Jo (Fred) Schreiber and Carol (Ron) Paulson; father and mother in-law, Robert and Sharon Sieracki; sisters in-law, Jeanette (Gene) Nelson and Teresa (Mark) Liffrig; and many beloved nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Debbie and brother, Francis.

The family will plan a memorial service at a later date when all can gather in celebration of Duane’s life.  Details will be posted on the Macken website.

Memorials are suggested to Mayo Clinic Pancreatic Cancer Research.


The family of Duane Paul Price, DDS. has received the following condolences.

I just learned of Dr. Price's passing,  My heart aches for his family.  He was a kind and caring dentist and a kind man.  I was so impressed when I went to my second appointment with him.  He started by greeting me and asking how my husband and son were calling them by name. He also mentioned the Packers since he remembered that I was a Packer fan!  He also gave me his home phone number over Easter weekend when I was having issues with a tooth.  In addition, he saw me on a Friday afternoon when the office was closed to smooth out a broken tooth before I left for a soccer tournament..  He truly cared for his patients.  I have told those stories to many others who I referred to his kind, competent care.  I am so very sorry, the world and the field of dentistry lost a shining star!  My sincere condolences to his family.  

so so sorry.  Condolences to his family.

I just learned today of Dr. Price's passing.  I'm so very sorry. He truly was one of the kindest, most gentle men I have ever met. I will miss him. No dentist can fill his shoes.

Once when my late mother was visiting, she got a terrible toothache. She was petrified of dentists! Well, Dr. Price agreed to see her right away. He won my mother over and soothed her fears. He had to refer her to an oral surgeon, but he assured her that he would also be very gentle. It was amazing. I loved him before, but my heart overflowed to see him tend to my 90+ year old mother with compassion and respect.

Please accept my most sincere condolences.

Sara Linker Nord

Please accept my deepest sympathy of the passing of Dr. Price.  He was my dentist since his arrival to Stone Barn Dentistry. He was always so kind and caring and he will truly be missed.

I was shocked to read of Dr. Price death.

He was my highly trusted dentist following Dr. Churchill's retirement and prior to my move to Florida.

My father and one of my very best friends also died of pancreatic cancer...my sincere sympathy and prayers to the family.

John Whelan 

I'm so sorry.   I hope good memories will help you through this difficult time.  Very kind person and a great dentist.   

Sympathies to the family of Dr. Price.  He has been our family dentist for years. He was always kind and pleasant.  He was so compassionate when treating my Mother, who has Alzheimer's.  The world was a better place because of him. So sorry for your loss.  God bless.

When our family found out about Duane passing, we were deeply saddened. My wife and I knew Duane for over 20 years. He always treated us with a smile and made us laugh when we saw him. He made my children feel safe and welcomed every time we went to see him. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Price family.

My deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. Price. He was my dentist since 1997.  He always made me smile.  I can only imagine how much you will miss him.  Be comforted knowing he was a good man who lived his life well and loved his family.

I just heard from calling the office, to check on him and see if I owed a bill, the news of Dr. Price's passing. I am in tears and heartbroken that I will not see him on my next appointment on the 21st. I would ALWAYS look forward, at the end, to his final approval of my cleaning, his kind words to me, and mostly the soft human gesture of a couple pats on my shoulder to keep up the good work.

I have been his patient, upon moving to Rochester, since 1992 and have ALWAYS had the feeling of being in confident, caring hands for my smile.

I praise our God for guiding me to Stone Barn's office.  He will be missed by MANY.


My heart breaks for the Price family. I went to grade school with Brittany. Sending so many thoughts and prayers to Duane’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time. 

Duane treated me with such kindness from the moment I met him. I am so sad to hear of his passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences


Sending our deepest sympathy to Dr Price's family. We were patients of his since 2001 and the highest regard for him. Thinking of you all.

So sorry for your loss. Duane was valued member of the Northern Hills Mens Club. What a sweet soul and fun competitor. Many fond memories of battles at our Calcutta auction events. As well as just great conversations with him.

A good man who will be missed by many.  

Sincerely, Pat and Lana McGill

I'm so saddened by his loss he was my favorite dentist the only one who never made it hurt in any way . The best dentist ever. 

Dr. Price was my dentist for many years and took very good care of me. I will miss his cheery attitude when I next go to the Stone Barn. My sympathy to the family. 

We are so saddened to hear of Duane's passing. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Deb, Melissa, Brittany, and the rest of the Price family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Our entire family have been grateful patients of Dr. Price for years! We were so shocked to hear of his passing. He was one of the kindest people we have ever met. He always took such good care of us and will be so missed. Please find comfort in your memories and know our family is lifting your family up in daily prayer.  Our sincere condolences. 

Price Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.  Dr. Price was always so generous of his time and energy to me and my family.  I enjoyed the ability to not only be mentored by Dr. Price and ultimately get into dental school but he also did my swearing in ceremony for the Navy as well.  When I moved back to Rochester after my time in the Navy I was lucky enough to work with Dr. Price on patient care and also on the ZVDS board.  May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. 


Duane A. Van Nieuwenhuyzen and family

We are so sorry to hear of your husband and dad’s death. John let us know immediately. Our hearts are with your hearts as you navigate this transition. May you experience the enveloping love your husband and dad showered upon you throughout his life. May you cherish the memories, laughter, tears, hopes, joys, and sorrows. Your love is a direct reflection of his beautiful love. May you hold tight to each other and know so many are praying for you now and in the days ahead. All our love, Mary & Todd Kelsey

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Duane. I am one of his hunting friends. He  was one of the nicest person's I have ever met. Rip my friend.

I could not have picked a better office to work at. Dr Price was a wonderful person and both Ken and I feel grateful to have concidered him a friend.  There wasn't hardly a day that would go by without Dr Price cracking me up at work. I will miss him dearly.

Thank you Dr Price

I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Price. Dr Price has been my one and only dentist as long as I’ve lived in Minnesota. I’ve referred many friends to him because of his caring nature and his amazing ability to put people at ease. Dr Price was the most compassionate dentist I’ve ever been to in my life. He helped me immensely and was such a kind and smart man. He definitely will be missed. I wish I could thank him for all those years of care. May his family find peace. 
Natalie Beckley 

 We are sorry for the loss.  Dr Price was so kind and gentle.  He will be missed.  Our thoughts and prayers to Debbie and the girls.   Matt and Missy Klebe

 We are sorry for the loss.  Dr Price was so kind and gentle.  He will be missed.  Our thoughts and prayers to Debbie and the girls.   Matt and Missy Klebe

My deepest heartfelt condolences to the Price family . I have been a patient of Dr. Price for over 20 years . A kind hearted soul with such a contagious smile and kind words every time I saw Dr. Price . I am blessed to have known him not just as my dentist but a friend that forever will be missed . Simply the best dentist Ever . Simply one of kind ! 

I am so saddened to hear about the loss of Dr. Price.  I have gone to him even after moving 3 hours from Rochester.  I knew I was in good hands.  My condolences to his family.


Dr. Price was a very special man.  We had him for our dentist for years and always enjoyed his stories.

He will be deeply missed.  Our deepest sympathy to his family.

I am very sadden to hear we lost of Duane.  Duane was a very positive, funny and gentle soul.  He always had kind words to share and had a dry sense of humor that could make you laugh.  We had many great times both on and off the softball field.  Oh, the fun we had and the stories we could tell!  The memories of being with Duey and the rest of the team will be cherished forever.  My prayers are with Duane and his family.  I am sure he is looking down on all with his love.  

I will always remember Dewey as a person with an infectious smile.  He was full of fun and a great guy.  My heart hurts for Deb and her girls.  (I am Karen’s sister)

Our Sympathy to the Duane Price family. Duane the best Rochester dentist and Son in Law! 

What a GREAT guy and an AWESOME dentist.  He is only the second dentist I have had in 56 years!  Huge loss for our community!

Chuck and I would like to extend to Dr. Price's family our sincerest condolences.  We are both patients of Dr. Price at Stonebarn and would like to thank him for the years of dental care.  We are so sorry his enthusiastic life has been shortened.  We will miss his smiling face and compassionate care.  We wish the best to you Debbie and your daughters.  

Extending my sympathies to the Dr. Price family. I have been blessed to have had Dr. Price as my dentist since relocating to Rochester in 2006. He practiced with great care and humor with a warm presence and will truly be missed by his many patients. May you find comfort in your time of great loss.


-Heather Manke

He's been my dentist for the last 12 years and I didn't know him outside of that but I could tell he was one the nicest people you could ever meet and a GOOD man with a genuine spirit.

May God bless him. 

Sending my deepest sympathy to Dr. Price's family.  Dr. Price was my dentist then entire time he was at Stone Barn Dentistry and he took great care of me and my family.  He was so thoughtful and kind. When I struggled with any procedure his patience was extraordinary.  He will be missed.  Wishing peace to his family and friends.  

Julie Handley

I am so very sorry to hear about Dr. Price passing. He was always so kind and thoughtful.

To the Price family:

I am so sorry for your loss.  Dr. Price had been my dentist since he started at Stone Barn and it is with great sadness and sincerity that I extend my deepest sympathies to all of you.  He will be greatly missed.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Dr. Price immediately welcomed me and my daughters into his peaceful treatment practice. He would always inquire about the girls and how they were doing. Blessed be his memory. Prayers and condolences to family and staff.

I am so saddened by the passing of Dr. Price. He inherited me at SBD when Dr. Churchill retired and took wonderful care of my teeth with patience and humor. I would always tell people who dreaded seeing the dentist...Hey, you should try Dr. Price.  He will be much missed.  

Please accept my sincere condolences


Duane's family,

The Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus express our deepest sympathy at this time of the passing of Duane. He was part of the our early shift for our pancake breakfasts. His opportunity was prepping the eggs and making the pancake mix, a very fine job he did! He would always keep me on my toes to get the coffee made right away, he was one of our official coffee testers, if it met his approval we knew the crowd would also enjoy it! The Holy Spirit parish community will miss all the things that he did in helping with other activities with the KC Council and the parish. We offer our prayers as you mourn the loss of your husband and father, trust in our Lord that Duane is celebrating his new life with his God and Lord!

Jerome Lensing, Grand Knight, Holy Spirit KC Council

I met Dr. Price in 1997 he was the only Dentist I had ever gone to in my whole life. My teeth were in horrible shape I knew it and he certainly knew it. Yet he never made me feel ashamed or embarrassed. Slowly one by one he repaired them. The whole time he built my confidence on how to maintain my teeth. I will miss him dearly. I didn’t even know he was sick. He saved my teeth. Rest In Peace Dr. Price I shall forever miss you.

your Patient,

Mark Hanson.

”The loss is immeasurable but so is the love left behind.” - unknown

Dr. Price was an amazing person and made all of his patients feel loved and like family. It will not be the same going into the office without his friendly presence. He was always smiling and kind & genuinely cared about not only your health but your family too. Our family was so sad to hear of his passing and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Melissa and family know we are thinking of you. <3 Sending our love.

- Vickie

I'm so sorry for your family's loss.  I was a patient of Dr Price and was deeply saddened to hear this.  He was a caring person and great Dr.  

My thoughts and prayers to the family. I have known Dr. Price for over 20 years. Such a thoughtful and caring person. He would do anything to help someone out. He treated his patients as family. He always asked about my family and he cared very much about my son. He always asked about him and said he was proud of him. I will miss Dr. Price's smile and his gentle ways. I am so glad that life's paths led us to him. So very saddened that he wanted to spend his retirement time with his wife. Rest in Peace with the Angels.


Our sincere sympathies and prayers for Debbie, Brittany, Melissa and the extended family.  Duane was an outstanding man, and will be very much missed in the Holy Spirit community and by us.

Mike & Dorine Ross


Dear Debbie, Brittney and Melissa, 

We are deeply saddened by Duane’s passing. He was truly one of dentistry’s leaders in the Rochester area and will be deeply my missed by all who knew and cross paths with him, either personally, professionally, or through Holy Spirit Church and Knights of Columbus. We pray you all can find comfort in the days ahead. Please let us know if we can help in any way...we are just down the street. 

Dear Dr. Price Family

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing Dr. Price. He was so kind and caring, and he always had a smile for you.  He was easy to talk to and made you feel so very welcomed. My husband and I were both patients of his for many years. I will be forever grateful to him for helping me with my anxiety during my appointments. He was such a great person.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be forever missed.  Todd and Teresa Embrock

Duane's family,

So sad to hear about Duane's passing.  I can still see him playing cards at the table when we were playing Texas Hold'm.  He was a great person and I will miss him.

--Mike Aho

Dear Debbie, Brittney, and Melissa,

We are so very sorry, and deeply saddened for your loss!  Wrap yourself in the love, prayers and beautiful memories that surround you.  We will treasure our friendship and fondly remember Duane’s quick wit and gentle kindness.  He was truly one of the best!  

Dear Dr. Price family:

I am so sorry for your loss. Please except my condolences. I will cherish all the things that I’ve learned from Dr. Price and his gratitude will be remembered.  He will be dearly missed. 

Mel, we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. We wish there was something we might say to make it easier. Take care.

Mel, we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. We wish there was something we might say to make it easier. Take care.

I’m so sorry to see the passing of Dr Price! I was a patient and a friend, having met him years ago at the RAC. Duane was a great guy and always had something good to say. I will miss him. May he Rest In Peace.