Duane M. Rhodes, 75, of Dwight, passed away Thursday (Feb. 28, 2019) at his home in Dwight.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight until the 7 p.m. funeral services. Pastor Daniel Woodward will officiate. In keeping with Duane’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Private family burial will take place in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Duane was born Jan. 23, 1944, in Akron, Ohio, a son of Merle and Bessie (Smith) Rhodes. His parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by daughters, Lucinda (Rick) Steinke, of Limestone, and Jane (Jesse) Colvin, of Dwight; son, Bill (Sherrie) Rhodes, of Dwight; brother, Daniel (Linda) Rhodes, of Cornell, Ill.; grandchildren, Harmony Barney, Ren Rippy, Aislyn Rippy, Allison Rhodes, Katie Rhodes, Allison Colvin, Laura Colvin and Weston Colvin; great-grandchildren, Archer Barney, Kynlee Barney and Landon Baker.
Duane proudly served in the U.S. Army and always was willing to give to veterans charities. He loved his family and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He also enjoyed spending time with his son in the garage working on the hot rod. Duane will be dearly missed by all his friends and family.
Memorials in honor of Duane may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, and online condolences may be made at www.hagermemorial.com.