Duane H. Davis, 76, a lifetime resident of LaFontaine, passed away due to complications of Covid, at 2:54 a.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Marion, Indiana, on February 21, 1945, to the late Homer E. and Reva A. Davis.
Duane was a 1963 graduate of Southwood High School and went on to graduate from Purdue University in 1968. He served in the United States Army. He was a Postmaster for the United States Post Office in Kokomo. Duane was member of the LaFontaine United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Van Buren American Legion and held memberships to many tractor clubs. Duane was a member of the LaFontaine Lions Club and loved making kettle corn at the Mississinewa 1812 booth and working at the tenderloin dinners. Duane would hand out many tickets, to those he loved, for the dinners.
Duane was a friend to all. He was always hungry and loved to eat. He never refused food saying, "I'm not proud." In the Army, Duane learned how to make an amazing peanut butter pie and it was requested by friends and family for every gathering. Duane loved boating, camping, tractors, tractor pulling and spending time at his condo in Florida.
Duane is survived by many special family and friends, including Brent Harrison, Lisa Guinnup-Nicholson and girlfriend, Sue Vogleman.
Graveside services with military honors will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Estates of Serenity in Marion, Indiana with Pastor Susan Shambaugh officiating. Family asks that those who are attending the graveside service practice Covid precautions.
The family will announce a gathering to celebrate Duane's life, at a later date, once the Covid pandemic subsides.
Preferred memorials are to the LaFontaine United Methodist Church, 2 West Kendall Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 or the LaFontaine Lions Club, 105 West Branson Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940.
McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana, has been trusted with Duane Davis' arrangements.
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