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Duane Dick

July 12, 1938 — May 16, 2015

D uane Albert Dick, 76, of Axtell, Kansas passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka, Kansas.

Duane was born July, 12, 1938 in Axtell, Kansas, the son of Albert and Maxine (Meek) Dick.  He attended school in Axtell and graduated in 1956. Duane was united in marriage to Arliss “Sue” Holland in 1963 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Axtell.

After high school he worked for his families’ service station and delivered fuel in the Axtell and surrounding area.  In 1976 Duane and Sue purchased a Standard Petroleum Jobbership in Seneca.  The business was sold in 1982 and Duane went to work for Seneca Implement as a salesman.  He was also a sales representative for Klughart-Thornhill in Kansas City.  Duane retired in 2004 from Downing Sales and Service of Conway, Missouri.

In his retirement years, Duane ran a long arm quilting machine.  He would assist 4-H kids with quilting projects for the county fair.  He enjoyed his grandchildren, great-grandchildren as well as golf.  Duane was active in the American Legion Post #21 and helped with making meals for various donations.  For many years he was a member of Ducks Unlimited Chapter in Seneca.  Duane will be remembered for his kindness and willingness to help others in need.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Gary Dick in 1982, a granddaughter, Alyssa Davis in 1997, and a son-in-law, Bruce Davis in 1999.  Survivors include his wife, Sue of the home; two daughters, Cindy Alderfer and her husband, Kenny of Sabetha, KS and Cathy Slifer and her husband, Terry of Lawrence, Kansas; four grandchildren, Jessica Steele and her husband, Chance, Ashley Maley, Mickhail Farmer and her husband, Travis, and Tyanna Alderfer; three great-grandchildren, Craetyn Farmer, Kendrick Maley and Rhylee Farmer.

Memorial service is Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the NorthRidge Church in Seneca.  The family will greet friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the church.  Inurnment will be in the Baileyville Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the American Legion Post #21. Honorary pallbearers are Val Schmitz, Rick Colvin, J.B. Holland, Ben Hulsing, Ron Hardin, Richard Haverkamp and Larry Hunnighake.  Memorial contributions can be made to Coins for a Cause, sent in care of the Popkess Mortuary, 814 Castle St., Seneca, KS 66538
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