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OBITUARY ~ DUANE EDWARD TRUMAN

September 20, 1940 ~ October 25, 2011

Duane Edward TRUMAN, age 71, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at his home.

He was born September 20, 1940, in Diagonal, Iowa, the son of Ed and Ora (WILMETH) TRUMAN. On December 27, 1974, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Janice "Jan" JACKSON, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Lane TRUMAN and his wife, Misty of Cassville, Missouri; one daughter, Barbie TRUMAN of Mt. Vernon, Missouri; two sisters, Evelyn DAVENPORT and her husband, Marvin of Mt. Vernon, Missouri and Robbie TAYLOR of Carthage, North Carolina; two grandchildren, Ashlee RUMMEL and her husband, Travis of Everton, Missouri and Kennedy TRUMAN of Cassville, Missouri; several nieces and one nephew.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Duane grew up and received his education in Creston, Iowa, graduating from Creston High School. He went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. In 1963, Duane joined the United States Army and was a pilot in the Vietnam War. Throughout his Army career he received various medals, ribbons and badges, including a Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with a Silver and a Bronze Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Aircraft Crewman Badge, Army Aviator Badge, Distinguished Flying Cross, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. On January 31, 1983, Duane retired as a Major. He was a member of Vinh-Long Flying Unit, National Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Association, NRA and a Lifetime member of both the Monett VFW and Military Officers Association.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 29, 2011, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Reverend Pat Elsey and Ralph Hilburn will conduct the services. Burial with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

Memorials may be made to the Duane TRUMAN Memorial Fund for his grandchildren's education, which has been established at Security Bank.

FOHN FUNERAL HOME Cassville, Missouri 417-847-2141

SOURCE: fohnfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1295018&fh_id=10698

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2012

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