Duane Hart, 76, of Shenandoah, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Azria Health Care (Westridge Care Center) in Clarinda, Iowa. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Duane's name are being directed to Christ Point Baptist Church in Shenandoah.
S. Duane Hart, son of Stanley Clifton and Frances Marie (Lawrence) Hart, was born on July 9, 1943 in Shenandoah, Iowa. He entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Azria Health Care in Clarinda, Iowa with his family by his side at the age of 76 years, 8 months, 3 days.
His entire life was spent in Shenandoah. Duane attended country school and graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1961. Following graduation, Duane began working at Earl May Seed & Nursery in Shenandoah. He worked in the carpentry shop and retired in 2005 from Earl May’s after 44 years of service.
On December 11, 1965, Duane was united in marriage to Virginia L. Sandahl at the Mission Covenant Church in Shenandoah. To this union, two children were born, Chris and Craig.
Family was everything to Duane and he thoroughly enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. Duane also enjoyed watching all sports, especially baseball (the exception being hockey). Vacations spent in the mountains were also a favorite of his. He was a former member of the Mission Covenant Church in Shenandoah. From June of 1964 through June of 1970, Duane was a member of the National Guard Reserves, serving with the 168th Infantry based in Shenandoah.
Preceding Duane in death were his parents, Stanley and Marie Hart. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 54 years, Virginia Hart of Shenandoah; daughter, Chris Hart of Shenandoah; son, Craig Hart of Auxvasse, MO; grandson, Rory Hart of Auxvasse, MO; brother, Richard Hart of Shenandoah; other relatives and many friends.
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