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“So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one, though we know he is "home" with our Savior. "Delightful Duane" surely suits him because he ALWAYS...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Glenda Linneman - Freeport, IL

“I'm sorry to read of Duanes passing, I got to know him after he won bids to paint at the Courthouse, talked to him for years and found to be a truly...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: samuel volkert - Dixon, IL

“What a blessing Duane was to our community. He shined the light of Christ wherever he went. He will be greatly missed. ”
3 of 35 | Posted by: Rick & Debbie Leininger - IL

“To Sherry and the entire Wenzel family. So sorry to hear about Duane's passing. What a great testimony he was to so many people. His picture...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Don Olson - San Antonio, TX

“so sorry to hear of Duane's home going. He was a very unique person that could not be compared to anyone and his input to society will be missed for...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: ken Antoine - Ridott, IL - friend

“I remember Mr. Wenzel as someone who always had a smile on his face, and was often found serving others. I know he will be greatly missed by many! My...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Megan Besley - Chicago, IL

“As I sit here in this earthly paradise in Florida I can't help but consider how Duane now occupies one multiplied a hundredfold in terms of its...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Curt and Linda Knapp - Pecatonica, IL

“The Wenzel family : so deeply sorry for your loss. Duane was a wonderful soul and we feel so blessed to have known him. May God Bless all of you.Rich...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Rich and Nancy Voss - Freeport, IL

“Duane, You surly had a heart of Gold. You inspired me with the generosity that you showed others. You made God proud with how much you talked...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: Scottie Welch - Rockford, IL

“I remember a joyful man with an infectious smile. Duane always positive, s strong belief in God. I offer my condolences to Mrs. Sherry Wenzel, his...Read More »
10 of 35 | Posted by: Darryl Cummings - Rockford, IL

“Sherry - What a gift Duane was to the Body of Christ. A precious man, transformed by the beauty of God's Amazing Grace. Duane was very instrumental...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Pastor Mark Testerman - IL

“Sherry and family- so sorry to hear of Duane's passing. We were glad to have known him for many years. He was a gentleman and good person. He will...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: A friend

“Wenzel Family,So, so sorry for your loss. He was a member of Le-Wins 1967 graduating class. I saw him at our 50th reunion. He was kind-hearted,...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: A friend

“IT'S SO HARD SAYING GOOD-BYE TO SOMEONE SO SPECIAL, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER DUANE HE WAS FUNNY ALWAYS SMILING AND MADE ME SMILE. LOVE TO THE ENTIRE...Read More »
14 of 35 | Posted by: Carrie Ripp - PORTAGE, WI

“I am so thankful for having Duane and Sherry Wenzel in my life. Duane would always have a wonderful smile for someone to look forward to. Sherry...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Heather Fiegenbaum - Freeport, IL

“Our condolences and prayers now and in the days ahead. "Those who live in the Lord, Never see each other for the last time!"Looking ahead---- ”
16 of 35 | Posted by: cliff and edna gilleland - IL

“Tim & Leslie, We send our condolences and prayers to you both and your family. May the arms of our Savior embrace your hearts today and in all the...Read More »
17 of 35 | Posted by: Pastor Mark D. & Alice Vlad - IL

“To the family and friends of Duane Wenzel. You have my deepest sympathy at this time of loss. I know that whenever I would come to the WFG Office in...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Lauri Stamps - Madison, WI

“Tim and Leslie,I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers during this most difficult time. I know you will find peace and comfort ...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Daniel McSweeney - St. Charles, IL

“Sherry, I had the privilege of meeting Duane only a time or two. But those meetings were such positive encounters, it made Duane a person who was...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Dorene Shores - Freeport, IL

“It was a shock when I seen that you passed away. ”
21 of 35 | Posted by: Dale Brown - Freeport, IL

“Duane was a GREAT man of God a one of a kind painter K3painting will never forget!!!! Please know the family is always in our prayers for peace to...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Terri Kovacs - Beloit, WI

“I was so sorry to hear of this!! He was a great man!! My husband and i would like to let you know that your in our prayers and thoughts. Love to Mrs...Read More »
23 of 35 | Posted by: Kathy Snyder - Janesville, WI

“Elder Duane is a friend, mentor, and one of great brothers in the Faith Center Freeport Church. I thought of him as a friend. He and I shared a...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Bob Fiegenbaum - Freeport, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss. Knowing Duane was a blessing because I always knew him to be kind, full of joy, and honest.I very much enjoyed working...Read More »
25 of 35 | Posted by: Glena Weegens - Freeport, IL

“Duane was the best 3 legged race partner - we were never defeated. God has taken one of the good ones. ”
26 of 35 | Posted by: Tom Rice - Lena, IL

“We will definitely miss our dear brother in the Lord, and fellow Elder. His presence will be greatly missed. His service to the Lord to the body of...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Vonda Van Ostrand - Freeport, IL

“WOW. One of the greatest Godly Christian man I've ever met. Joe Dawson loved Duane alot. I sometimes thought Duane was so close to Jesus, they were...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: dave kloepping - monroe, WI

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember him as one of my first Sunday School teachers at Park Hills back in 1984. Very caring person! ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: Brian Rowe - Pella, IA

“Duane was a blessing to me. He was a friend, mentor, and an inspirational guidance to me. He was an elder at our church who worked tirelessly to...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Edwin Colon - Freeport, IL

“Duane was certainly delightful. The earthly world will miss him but Heaven has welcomed him. ”
31 of 35 | Posted by: Dale Heinkel - Effingham, IL

“So sorry to hear about Duane's passing. What a wonderful neighbor he was. Praying for all of you. ”
32 of 35 | Posted by: Nancy Maize - Colorado Springs, CO

“Duane was a true man of God. Not only did he bring joy to those around him, he help mentor me to being a better husband and servant of our Lord and...Read More »
33 of 35 | Posted by: Jon Jilderda - Ridott, IL

“What a Wonderful Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ Brother Duane was. I'm surely going to miss his calls and deep friendship. Sherry and family I'm...Read More »
34 of 35 | Posted by: Pr Gary Saxby - McConnell, IL

“So sorry Sherry for your loss. ”
35 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Donmeyer - Freeport, IL


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Duane was born on May 17, 1940 and passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018.

Duane was a resident of Freeport, Illinois at the time of passing.

The visitation will be held on February 14 th from 4-7 at Crossroads Community Church in Freeport, IL. The funeral will also be held at Crossroads on February 15 th at 11am, with a viewing at 10 am. Donations can be made at the services, online at www2.gideons.org/donate or mailed to: Gideons International, PO Box 781, Freeport, IL 61032. Thursday, February 15, 2018 11:00 AM Crossroads Community Church 1668 Crossroads Ln N Freeport, IL 61032 There will be a visitation at Crossroads on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Wenzel family requests donations to Gideons International in lieu of flowers.

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