Duane James Maue, 78, of St. Anne, passed away Saturday (Aug. 18, 2018) at his home, surrounded by family.
He was born in Kankakee, the son of Donald M. and Mildred C. (nee Woodrich) Maue. His parents preceded him in death. Duane married the love of his life, Joy Arnold, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 1962, in Orland Park.
Duane was raised in the Skunk Hollow area in Orland Park Township. He and his wife, Joy, moved to Frankfort shortly after getting married, where they raised their six children. He moved to his farm in St. Anne after retiring from Ford Motor Company, where he ran his farming operation until his passing. Duane worked at the Ford Stamping Plant in Chicago Heights for 37 years, from 1960 to 1997. He took a a great deal of pride in his trade as a journeyman electrician and his career at Ford Motor Company. Duane loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He especially enjoyed taking his entire family with all the grandchildren on nice vacations every year. Duane was very active in the Boy Scouts with his four sons when they were growing up, and he hosted Boy Scout camp outings on his farm in St. Anne for more than 20 years. Duane enjoyed classic cars, particularly convertibles from the 1950s and early 1960s. He also enjoyed working on farm equipment and other machinery. Duane always had an active mind. He liked to learn and utilize new electronic technologies and “gadgets.” He had hosted the annual St. Anne Pumpkin Fest drawdown fundraiser in his shop building in St. Anne for more than a decade. Duane was known and respected for his honesty and directness. He had clear-minded conservative values, and he avidly followed current events.
Surviving are his six children and 10 grandchildren: Donald (Lyubov) Maue, of Minooka, and their daughter, Jenna Joy; Darlene (Andy) Mela, of Stonelake, Wis., and their daughter, Joylene; Duane (Kristy) Maue, of Sugarland, Texas, and their daughter, Joy, and son, Dillon; Debbie Maue (Kevin Willoughby), of Chicago; Dennis Maue, of Brimfield, and his son, Logan, and daughter, Maci; and Darrin (Tara) Maue and their son, Orrin, daughter, Annalee, son, Quinn, and son, Kane.
Also surviving are two sisters and their husbands, Janet (Byron) Homann, of Columbus, Ind., and Willma (David) Dickson, of Miami Lakes, Fla. He also is survived by his sisters-in-law, Joan Teeling, of Billings, Mont., Jill Arrigo, of Oak Forest, and Jackie Choisser, of New Lenox. Duane also is survived by his good friend, Joe Mendoza; and many other close friends and family.
In addition to his parents, Donald and Mildred Maue; he was preceded in death by his wife, Joy Maue.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home in St. Anne. A celebration of Duane’s life will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Maue family farm.
Duane will be cremated, and his ashes spread on the family farm in St. Anne, where his beloved wife, Joy’s, ashes previously were spread.
Please sign his online guestbook at clancygernon.com.