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Duane Arthur Klahr, 67, of Holton, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at his home after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
He was born May 12, 1946, in Holton, the son of Arthur F. and Wilma Hannah Alvina (Rannebeck) Klahr.
Duane graduated from Netawaka High School in 1964. He then proudly served in the Army National Guard beginning in 1965. As a member of the 69th Brigade, he was activated in 1968 and served in the Vietnam War from May to October in 1969. He worked for General Foods in Topeka and retired after 23 years. He continued working as a farmer.
Duane was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Netawaka.
He married Barbara Sue Olson on Oct. 1, 1966, in Netawaka. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Doug Klahr of Wetmore; a daughter-in-law, Inga Klahr of Wetmore; two grandsons, Trevor and Garrett Klahr, both of Wetmore; three sisters, Delores Vitt of Auburn, Darlene Wulfkuhle of Topeka and Donna Porter of Holton; and a brother, Delwin Klahr of Holton. Duane was preceded in death by his son, Darrek Klahr, on Oct. 29, 2011; and his sister, Donnis McCall, in 2013.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 24 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Netawaka. Burial with full military honors will be held in the Netawaka Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
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