Obituaries

Duane Keroff

Nov 6, 2020
Keroff, Duane SF

Services:

Funeral Services are at 10:30 AM, Friday, November 13, 2020, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, La Porte City, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo.  .

Visitation:

Visitation from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo

Cemetery:

Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa

Memorials:

Memorials may be directed to the family.  Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family

Biography

Duane George Keroff, 80, of La Porte City, died at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center on Friday, November 6, 2020.

He was born August 23, 1940, in Waterloo, the son of George and Anna Marie (Wagner) Keroff. He married Sharon Kay Kistner on November 17, 1963, at the First Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. She died October 16, 2019. 

Duane was remembered most for being a people person who loved being around others. His most memorable jobs were the 19 years with Prudential Life Insurance and the 16 years with Bob White Sales driving a delivery van.  Over the years, Duane was an active member of several community organizations including the Evansdale/Elk Run Jaycees, Evansdale PTA, Evansdale Chamber of Commerce, La Porte City Lions Club and La Porte City Council.  For years at Christmastime, Duane would organize and volunteer bell ringing for the Salvation Army. He was a long-time member of St Paul United Methodist Church in La Porte City.

Duane enjoyed playing golf, bowling, playing cards, and shooting pool. Playing pool was a long-time passion that started in high school and continued to this year. Throughout the years, he participated in several area pool leagues.

Family was always very important to Duane and he loved traveling all over the Midwest to see his children and extended family. Related to his devotion to his wife, Duane was her primary caregiver since she was diagnosed with MS in 1994. He never wavered in devotion to her even in the latter years when the effects of her disease progressed.

He is survived by two sisters, Leona Connell of Waterloo and Viola Kingsbury of Forest Lake, MN; four children: Patty (Donny) Theisen of Fridley, MN, Steve (Kathy) of St. Louis‚ MO; Stu (Anne) of South St. Paul‚ MN; and Spencer (Lisa) of Ankeny; nine grandchildren: Nicole and Ben (Patty), Philip (Steve), Maddie and Sam (Stu), Chloe, Josiah, Layla and Liliana (Spencer); and three great grandchildren: Brittany, Jordan, and Brileon (Patty).

Duane is preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brother, Lowell Keroff.

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  1. Greg and Julia Roberts | Nov 11, 2020
    Our heartfelt condolences to your entire family. May God bless and keep you all during this time of sorrow, and sustain you as you look forward to the happy reunion that awaits in Heaven!
  2. Mark & Jan Burnham | Nov 10, 2020
    Peace and comfort to your family during this time.
  3. Wayne & Sue Sims | Nov 10, 2020
    We pray for your family. Peace and comfort from the Lord. 💜 you all. 
  4. Marvin and Sue Hrubes | Nov 09, 2020
    Sue and I want to express our sadness, sympathy and prayers to all the family members of Duane.  Always enjoyed his friendliness and willingness to visit at any time.  Rest in Peace, Duane!
  5. Nathan Merz | Nov 08, 2020
    Praying for your family on the home-going of Duane. Happy for him, bummed for you guys. Blessings and Peace to you all. What a great family. My dad passed away this summer so my heart definitely hurts for you guys freshly.  
  6. Janette Smelser | Nov 07, 2020
    Sorry for your loss. May you find great peace and comfort in God.
  7. Janette Smelser | Nov 07, 2020

    Sorry for your loss. May you find great comfort and peace in God. 

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  8. Galen and Patricia Peckham | Nov 07, 2020

    Sympathy, peace and love shared with you during thid difficult time.

    Galen and Patricia Peckham

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