DUANE R. AVERY, 55, passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Edward Hospital, Naperville, Ill. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., he worked as a chief engineer with Navistar for 19 years. Woodburn Missionary was his church home. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Avery; daughter, Bridget Avery; son, Duane Avery II; daughter, Katie (Timothy) Mingus; five sisters; one brother; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death his parents, Russell and Dorthy Avery. Service is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Woodburn Missionary Church, 5108 Bull Rapids Road, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Woodburn Missionary Church. Memorials may be made to the Youth for Christ Woodlan area. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.mccombandsons.com


Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 29, 2012