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Duane A. VanOosten

July 20, 1940 September 20, 2020
Duane A. VanOosten
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DUANE ALLEN VANOOSTEN, 80, of Rock Falls, IL, died Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his home.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison, with Rev. Rod Dye officiating. There will be no visitation; cremation rites will be accorded. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Duane was born July 20, 1940, in Morrison, IL, to Jacob and Inez (Vegter) VanOosten. He was educated in the Fenton Grade School in Fenton, IL and was a 1958 graduate of Erie High School in Erie, IL. On February 14, 1960 he married Beverly Kathryn Rhine in Lyndon, IL. She died on March 21, 2017. Duane engaged in farming in the Erie, IL area and later was a truck driver for 43 years, retiring in 2012. He was a member of the Erie United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Alan VanOosten of Erie, IL and Gary (Mag) VanOosten of Des Moines, IA; one granddaughter, Aubrey (Cyle) Snodgrass; two great grandchildren; one sister, Beth (Ken) Eissens of Thomson, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beverly; one grandson, Christopher VanOosten; one sister, Sandra James.

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