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“May Our Dear Lord comfort you all at this time of loss. I know Duke was loved and admired by many and his memories will live in you hearts. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Beverly Fischer - Santa Rosa, CA

“My heart goes out to the family in this sad time. May God and your cherished memories sustain you in this difficult hour ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring...Read More »
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“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: D. Romans 15:33 Andrews - AZ

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Please remember that God cares for you and wants to help you. Pouring out your heart in prayer to him can bring much...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Pat

“My deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband and dad. Because of his faith in the Savior we know he's now enjoying heaven. I have many memories...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Backhaus Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1...Read More »
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Duane was born on July 28, 1932 and passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Duane was a resident of Glendale, Arizona at the time of passing.

In 1957, Duke was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 23rd at 11 am at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 3841 W. Sweetwater, Phoenix, with visitation at 10 a.m. until the time of service. The rite of Christian burial and military honors will take place at 2 p.m. that day at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. A memorial service will also be held at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 2605 S. Kinnickinnic, Milwaukee, on Monday, July 3rd at 6:30 p.m. with a reception to follow until 9:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to WELS Missions or to the charity of your choice.

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