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Duane Richard Whisenhunt, 54 years and 7 days, went home to be with Lord on Monday October 9,

2017 from Minneola, KS. Duane fought a short, but courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Minneola, KS, he was the second of four children born to Roy Olen and Jewel June (Graves)

Whisenhunt. He attended school in Idaho, as well as Gate, Laverne, and Forgan, OK. He was employed at

Blue Sage as a heavy equipment operator.

He was a curious and energetic child. His favorite outlet to burn energy was playing basketball. It was

rumored, especially by his siblings, that he was ornery and kindhearted in his younger days-both traits

he would carry into adulthood.

Duane was, above all, a proud father and family man. It didn't matter if they were cooking out, fishing,

sharing one of his momma's home cooked meals, or at the races, he thoroughly cherished his time spent

surrounded by loved ones.

He was well known for his work ethic and willingness to lend a helping hand. He spent many years cross

country trucking and operating heavy machinery. Both jobs he was not only skilled at, but enjoyed. He

earned the nickname "Golden Eagle" through his years on the road. He worked alongside his father at

two separate jobs, as well.

Duane was a member of the Englewood, KS Volunteer Fire Department. He was very proud to serve

alongside his fellow firefighters. He was encouraged by the outpouring of support they showed him

throughout his battle.

Duane was a straight shooter. You could depend on him for an honest opinion, but you could expect to

get a good laugh with it. He was a man who both worked hard and played hard. He taught us not only

through his life, but also in his sickness what it means to be strong. Throughout his fight he managed to

hold on tightly to his stubbornness and sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his son, Skyler Duane Whisenhunt, sister, Tammy Perkins, niece, Rikki

Perkins, and nephew, Cody Ratzlaff.

He is survived by his children: Tasha  Whisenhunt, of Laverne, OK, Tiffany  Whisenhunt, of

Peru, IL, Toby Whisenhunt, of Englewood, KS, and Tyler Whisenhunt, of Tupelo, OK. He is

also survived by his parents, Roy Olen and  June Whisenhunt, of Englewood, KS, brother,

Rick Whisenhunt and wife Mauriel, of Uniontown, KS, sister, Nena Kirkhart and husband Troy, of Gate,

OK, his grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many other family members and friends.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Englewood Fire Dept.
PO Box 127, Englewood KS 67840

Clark County EMS
PO Box 886, Ashland KS 67831

Cancer Treatment Center of America Assistance in Healthcare
Po Box 396, Zion IL 60099
Tel: 1-844-295-6751

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