First Baptist Church-Sycamore
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Duane E. Bray

Born: June 29, 1942; in DeKalb, IL

Died: May 15, 2018; in Oakdale, MN

Duane E. Bray, 75, of Inver Grove Heights, MN, died peacefully May 15, 2018 in Oakdale, MN.

He was born June 29, 1942 in DeKalb, the son of Herlie and Elma (Suddeth) Bray. Duane married Jean Balon on December 30, 1967 in DeKalb. Duane and Jean were owner/operators of Barb City Restaurant for many years. Duane loved his family and friends. He smiled often, loved to tell jokes, liked to work crossword puzzles, play cards, watch wrestling, and was a BEARS fan.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; sons, Tom and Jerry (Lisa) Bray; daughter, Wendy (Tom) Buie; grandchildren, Dalton, Michael, Daizy, Angel, and Adelia Bray, Amber Edelman and Jamz Dallman, Lace and Mercedes Newell, Desmond Buie and Devan Gaul; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Judith Clark and Linda (Bob) Thompson; sister-in-laws, Sylvia and Atoy Bray, and Joyce Broughton; brother-in-law, Stan (Jackie) Balon; many nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Don and Gerry Bray; son, Richard (Rick) Bray; and grandson, Lil Jerry.

There will a gathering for family and friends to honor Duane, June 8, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 at the First Baptist Church, 530 W State St, Sycamore, IL.
Published in Daily-Chronicle on June 6, 2018
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