Duane Bradford Connell passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at his home in Stockton at the age of 84. He was born November 19, 1928 in Stockton to Faye (Ives-Zwink) and Raymond Connell. Faye passed away when Duane was 18 months old. Duane and his two older half-brothers were then raised by their grandmother Libby Ives. She passed away when Duane was 17 years old. Harold Ives was then appointed guardian of Duane.
Duane attended Stockton High School until he joined the Army Air Force in 1946. He served four years. During this time he met the love of his life, Marie Munn. Duane married Marie in Oxford, Kansas on April 23, 1950. They moved to Wichita where he was a shoe salesman for 42 years until he retired in 1990. Duane and Marie were blessed with one son, Jerry Lynn. In 1994 they moved back to Stockton.
While living in Wichita Duane was a very active member of the Broadway Christian Church and JTS Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Main Street Christian Church in Stockton for many years.
Duane is survived by his wife, Marie of the home; son Jerry of Marysville, Washington; three grandchildren, Shannon, Craig and Kalynne; 5 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law; 1 aunt; 8 nephews and nieces; many cousins; and his dog Skip.
Duane is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Faye; and brothers Bob and Darold.
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