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July 24, 2013

Duane Datisman

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Duane W. Datisman, 82, of Dubuque, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at home surrounded by family.
Funeral services were held Monday, July, 22 at Summit Congregation Church of Christ, with the Rev. Dr. Michael Bausch and Rev. Dianne Grace officiating. Burialtook place in Sherrill United Church of Christ Cemetery where military honors were accorded by the American Legion, Post 6 of Dubuque. 
Duane was born on August 3, 1930, in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Wilfred and Mabel (Newman) Datisman.
As a boy scout he earned his Eagle rank in 1947 and served as assistant Scout Master of Troop 18. He also served as assistant Cub Master.
He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1948 and from the University of Dubuque in 1952 with a B.S in Business Administration. Later he earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Illinois.
He married Jo Ann Bradley at Grandview United Methodist Church on July 5, 1963.
Duane served his country by fighting with the Second Infantry Division in the Korean Conflict. He is a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, American Legion, Post #89, and Veteran of Foreign War # 5242.
Duane is a 50 year plus member of Masonic Lodge #125 and has served as past master of Masonic Lodge. He has been a member of the Dubuque High Twelve Club.
Duane was a devoted Kiwanis member for 34 years, serving the communities where he lived. Over the years he enjoyed nature and wildlife, carpentry, wood working, photography, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Jo Ann; two children, Bradley (Tammy) Datisman , and Sandra (Morgan) Kirby; grandchildren, Benjamin and Lauren Kirby; a sister, Jean Ann Harberg; brothers -in-law, Robert (Sharon) Bradley and John (Gloria) Bradley; and sister-in-law, Jean (Bruce) Rafoth.
He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Kaylee Datisman; and brother-in-law, Arthur Harberg.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque or a Charity of your choice.
Many thanks to the kind and devoted service of Dr. Thomas Schreiber and Hospice of Dubuque, especially Sherry, Nicole, and Dianne.

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