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Duane C. Shank

Published: Monday, June 2, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

CHADWICK – Duane C. Shank, 73, of Chadwick, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling

Duane was born Feb. 25, 1941, in Freeport, the son of Eldon and Lois (Graybill) Shank. He worked as an over the road truck driver for 30 years. Duane married Judy Lendman on Feb. 8, 1964, in Sterling. She preceded him in death on March 26, 1995.

He enjoyed refurbishing and reselling old pedal tractors, making tractor lamps, putting together puzzles, and going to farm toy shows. Duane loved watching NASCAR and Indy car races, and was a fan of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Veren of Melbourne, Iowa, and Julie (Doug) Chaloupek of Marshalltown, Iowa; one son, Jim (Geri) Shank of Northport, Alabama; one sister, Edith (Richard) Martin of Fulton, Texas; two brothers, Carl (Pam) Shank of Sterling, and David (Rhonda) Shank of South Haven, Michigan; and three granddaughters, Taia Veren, Clare Veren, and Harper Chaloupek.

He also was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Vic Veren.

A gathering of family and friends will begin at 10 a.m., and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Milledgeville, 520 Holcomb Ave. Inurnment will take place at Science Ridge Cemetery in Sterling.

Memorials may be made to the Chadwick Fire Protection District. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences. 

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