Duane G. Field
Duane Field, 74, of Winside, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
A memorial gathering will be held Wednesday, June 8 at noon at United Methodist Church in Winside. The Rev. Kyle Nelson will officiate. Burial with military rites will be in Pleasant View Cemetery at Winside. There is no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the Winside Fire and Rescue or VFW/American Legion Winside.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Duane Gene Field was born to Otto and Ella (Bargholz) Field on April 7, 1942 on a farm southwest of Wisner. Duane attended country school at Wisner and then Winside. He spent his high school years at Pilger. After graduating in 1959 he worked on the farm for some time. Duane moved to Omaha to work at Western Electric before enlisting in the Air Force in January 1961. Duane and JoAnn (Beltz) met in Norfolk and were married on June 4, 1961 at Crawford Valley United Methodist Church after Duane finished basic training at Lackland AFB. He attended Technical School in Illinois. After graduation he was stationed in Columbus, Miss. as an air freight specialist. In January 1963 Duane was transferred to Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey and remained there until being honorably discharged in July 1964.
Upon discharge Duane returned to Mississippi and worked as a carpenter’s apprentice and then for the City of Columbus as a Light Maintenance Foreman. Duane and JoAnn returned to Nebraska in late spring of 1965. Duane worked for Jenny Oldsmobile as a mechanic until March 1967 when he became the tank wagon driver at Tri-County Co-op in Winside until 2007 when he retired after 40 years of service delivering fuel and working in the office.
Survivors include his wife JoAnn, of Winside; a daughter, Teri (Gene) Reed of Norfolk; a sister, Donna Lundin, three brothers-in-law and their families, Don (Marie) Beltz and Larry (Sandra) Beltz, all of Norfolk and Dave (Dawn) Beltz of Meadow Grove; nieces and nephews and many extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.