Duane W. Skiye, 61, of 23 Ann St. SW, formerly of Iowa City and Sandwich, Illinois, died Friday, September 15, 2000 at his home following a long illness.
Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Burial in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and at the chapel after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
Survivors include his wife, Janet; two sons, Larry and wife, Patti, of Cedar Rapids and Russ and fiance, Jamie Trpkosh of Cedar Rapids; a brother, Gary Skiye and wife Carolyn of Belmond, Iowa; a sister, Sandy Stokke and husband, Dick of Bloomington, Minnesota; a daughter in-law, Elaine Skiye of North Liberty, Iowa; a granddaughter, Taylar Skiye of Cedar Rapids; two grandsons, Cory and Jacob of Plano, Illinois and a step-granddaughter, Tanya Kennedy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Rob; two sisters, Marlene Harty and Delores Skiye.
Duane was born June 27, 1939 in Clarion, Iowa to Willis and Dorothy Allie Skiye. He married Janet TerHark on October 29, 1961 in Clarion, Iowa. Duane graduated from Clarion High School and the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Clarion. He served as an Alderman in Sandwich. He was a member of the Moose Club and loved fishing, enjoyed all sports, telling stories and playing with his grandchildren. He was a manager of transportation for Growmark Inc. from 1976 to 1996. He had served as a deputy sheriff in Wright County, Iowa and a member of the Iowa Army National Guard from 1961 to 1965.
A memorial fund has been established.
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