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Duane Wright

Posted June 05, 2013 in Obituaries, Greene County

April 2, 1936- June 3, 2013

Duane Wright

Duane Wright

Duane Wright, age 77, of Scranton, Iowa passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, June 3, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Carroll Church of Christ with Pastor Kyle Dana and Pastor Don Hensley officiating. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M on Thursday evening. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 A.M. on Friday where visitation will resume until the time of service. Pianist for the service will be Kimberly Tiefenthaler and soloist will be Alice Drake. Casket bearers will be Bill Wenger, Denton Wenger, Scott Hansen, Jim McDonald, Steve Olberding, Jerry Janson, Garry Hutchinson, and Don Woerdehoff. Honorary casket bearers will be Otis Henning, Larry Frazier, Don Hiddleson, and Dick Finch. Burial will be in the Dillavou Cemetery near Scranton.

Born on April 2, 1936 at the home of his grandparents at Gray, Iowa, he was the son of William and Lois (Horning) Wright. Duane grew up on his family’s farm north of Scranton on Horseshoe Bend where he lived his entire life. He attended country school until 4th grade and graduated from Scranton High School in 1954. He was married to Sharen Haburn on January 29, 1961 at the Christian Church in Worthington, Minnesota. Duane was a lifelong farmer and had a strong faith in God and his savior Jesus Christ. He loved and was dearly loved by his family. He spent a great deal of time traveling to various activities for his children and grandchildren. Family was his pride and joy. Duane was an avid farmer until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of the Carroll Church of Christ where he served many years as a deacon, elder, and Sunday school teacher. He served on the Scranton School Board, the Midland Power REC board, the FHA board, and he worked for A.S.C.S. in the winters measuring land and grain bins for many years.

Duane is survived by his wife Sharen of Scranton; a daughter Janelle Koch and her husband Mike of Forest City, Iowa; two sons: Roger Wright and his wife Char of Manchester, Iowa, and David Wright and his wife Kristen of Bellevue, Iowa; nine grandchildren: Marissa and Kyle Wright of Manchester, Iowa, Nathan, Rachel, Emily and Kelsey Koch of Forest City, and Allison, Bill, and Jack Wright of Bellevue; two brothers: Henry Wright of Lisbon, Iowa and Eldon Wright and his wife Sharon of Scranton; and three sisters-in-law: Beth Hatch and her husband Bob and Joan Haburn of Cherokee, and Diane Haburn of Webster City.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father-in-law, an infant brother, three sisters-in-law, and four brothers-in-law.

Information provided by:
Dahn. & Woodhouse Funeral Home
907 Grant St.
Scranton, Iowa 50126

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