HAWARDEN—Duane Wayne Meether, 90, Hawarden, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society in Canton, SD.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. Joshua Lowe officiating.
Burial will be Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo.
Arrangements are under the direction of Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden.
Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.
The family prefers memorials be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden or LCMS Mission Central in Mapleton, IA.
Duane Wilfred Meether was born Jan. 9, 1930, near Hawarden, the son of Edwin and Elizabeth (Tieden) Meether. He attended school in Hawarden graduating from Hawarden High School with the Class of 1947.
In April 1948 Duane joined the United States Air Force serving in both Korea and Japan. He was honorably discharged in April 1952. In September 1952 Duane entered the University of South Dakota graduating in June 1956 with a B.S. degree in Applied Science.
On June 18, 1954, Duane was united in marriage to Ada Ann Rozell at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden. This union was blessed with four children, Lori, Michael, Matthew and Stuart. In June of 1956, the couple moved to Wisconsin where Duane was employed in the Engineering Department of Fairbank Morse.
The family moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa in June 1966 where Duane was employed in the Engineering Department of John Deere and Company. Duane retired from John Deere in June 1987 to help care for his wife Ada. Ada died Nov. 30, 1987.
On April 8, 1989, Duane was united in marriage to Lois J. Boisen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden. Together they made their home in Hawarden.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Elizabeth Meether; his first wife, Ada; son, Matthew L. Meether; step-son, Steve Boisen; step-daughter, Sharon K. McGuire; and three brothers, Art (Marion) Meether, Marvin Meether and John (Ruth) Meether.
Duane is survived by his wife, Lois J. Meether of Hawarden; daughter, Lori A. Childs of Hudson, IA; sons, Michael (Ginny) Meether of Indianola, IA and Stuart (Elizabeth) Meether of Wichita, KS; daughter-in-law, Lisa Meether of Parkersburg, IA; step-son-in-law, Jim McGuire of Vermillion, SD; 10 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.