John E. "Duke" Wellington

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John E. "Duke" Wellington of Peoria, Ariz., age 82, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2008.
Survivors include his daughters, Maryanna Pappas (Jim) of Ferndale, Mich.; Michelle Adams (Wayne Gerth) of Cumming; Angela Krause (John) of Phoenix, Ariz., and Theresa VanNote (Robert) of Phoenix, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by sister, Mary Beth Vogel, and is also survived by his brothers, Bill, Paul and George Wellington along with their families.
Duke served in the Naval forces during WWII. After retirement, he spent his time traveling to visit with his daughters and their families and was also present to support local political activities. Duke will be fondly remembered as a very intellectual and determined man who could fix anything, was a hard worker and always loved a good joke. He will be missed by all.
Services were held at the Veterans National Cemetery of Phoenix on Friday, July 11.
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