He was a WWII Army Veteran and an honorary member of the Mexico VFW Post #369. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Alberta "Betty" Smith in October of 2016.
Duane is survived by, his children, Charlotte Douglas, Sheila Smith, Noreen Greco, Art Smith and Laurie Alesci; along with his 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico. Spring interment will be in the Vermillion Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the funeral service.