Duane E. Smith

Jun 24, 2019
Smith, Duane news


10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo     


4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Kearns Funeral Service     


Garden of Memories Cemetery


May be directed to the family


Duane E. Smith, age 82, of Waterloo and formerly of Fort Collins, CO, died Monday, June 24, 2019 at UnityPoint Allen Hospital from complications of pneumonia. 

He was born July 15, 1936 in Ware, the son of James and Hattie (VanDenBurgh) Smith.

Duane graduated from Pocahontas High School in 1954. He went on to receive a degree in electronics from DeVry University in Chicago. 

Duane married JoAnn Ihnen on June 5, 1960 in Pocahontas; she preceded him in death on June 18, 1998. 

He worked as a biomed tech for 26 years at Covenant Hospital until retiring in 2000. He had also worked in television repair at Farnsworth Electronics. 

Duane was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and in Fort Collins, he was a member of Peace with Christ Lutheran Church. He also belonged to the ROMEO group (Really Old Men Eating Out). 

Survived by two sons, Jeffrey (Carlene) Smith of Colorado and Bradley Smith of Des Moines; two daughters, Angela (Scott) DeWolf of Waterloo and Lisa (Jeff) Smith of Jesup; seven grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and one more on the way; and two sisters, Marlene (Keith) Thurman of Waverly and Janet Heald of Cedar Rapids. 

Preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, Ronald and Byrl; and a sister, Marlys. 
Duane enjoyed meeting new people and visiting with them. He spent a lot of his time volunteering and had donated over 9 gallons of blood. He was a terrific baker and could fix anything. Duane treasured the time he spent with his family. 

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  1. Rita Elliott Price | Jun 29, 2019

    Brad, so sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. May you live with the good memories. Peace be with yoyou...


  2. Faye Seger (Hartman) | Jun 26, 2019

    My condolence to the family.


    Duane (Oogee) and I were classmates in Pocahontas,  I also spent time with him and Alvin and my husband to be in Chicago when he was at .  We were email buddies for many years.

    Faye Seger (Hartman) 

  3. Lynne Moore | Jun 25, 2019

    Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Mr. Smith. Sending prayers for comfort at this time of loss.

    Lynne Montgomery Moore and family

    Phoenix,  Arizona

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