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“Kathy, Julie, and Jim Sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families.Tom...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Thomas Hacker - Rock Falls, IL

“Dear Kathy, Julie, Jim, and your families. We were very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Greg and...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ellen Le Fevre - Chadwick, IL

“My sincere condolences to Carl and family in the loss of your brother. Have thought of you often over the years. Gene & Judi Reynolds ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Judi Reynolds - Deltona, FL

“To Duane's family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. My husband, Dwight, volunteers on the fire and ambulance dept. and got to know Duane well...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Susan (Metz) Smith - Chadwick, IL

“So sorry to hear of Duanes passing. May God hold you close to His heart during this time of loss. Love you so much, Jo ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Denise Jo Jones - Lakeland, FL

“Truly sorry for your loss Dave, prayers to you and your family ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jim Turkington - Ft. Worth, TX

“Thoughts and prayers to you all at this time of sadness. May your memories bring you comfort today and always. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Brockett - Marshalltown, IA


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

Duane was born February 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 February 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, IA, and Julie (Doug) Chaloupek of Marshalltown, IA, one son Jim (Geri) Shank of Northport, AL, one sister Edith (Richard) Martin of Fulton, TX, two brothers Carl (Pam) Shank of Sterling, and David (Rhonda) Shank of South Haven, MI, and three granddaughters Taia Veren, Clare Veren, and Harper Chaloupek.

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

Gathering of family and friends will be from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at McDonald Funeral Home in Milledgeville, 520 Holcomb Avenue. Memorial service will be at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at Science Ridge Cemetery in Sterling.

Memorials may be made out to the Chadwick Fire Protection District.