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Robert E. Dukes, 87

Robert E. Dukes, 87, of Lafayette, IN, died at 11:52 AM January 8, 2013, in his residence.

He was born June 16, 1925, in Frankfort, IN, to Carl and Marie Lister Dukes.

He served in the United States Army from November 29, 1944, to April 30, 1945.

He graduated from Colfax High School. On February 26, 1944, he married Elsie Freeman were in Delphi, IN, and she passed away August 6, 2001.

Mr. Dukes farmed for a big portion of his life and also worked for National Homes Trailer Dept. and Tippecanoe County Highway Dept. Mr. Dukes was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge 123 in Lafayette. He enjoyed Purdue Basketball, NASCAR, and time spent with his family and friends.

Surviving are son-Michael Dukes and wife Judith, Montreal, MO; son-in-law-Jeff Whitlock and companion Barb Ray, Lafayette; sister-in-law-Dottie Holdcraft and husband Alan, Lafayette; five grandchildren- Richelle & Cody Whitlock, April Krebs, Jennifer Webster, Nicole Eversole; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-8PM today, January 10, 2013, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel.

Funeral Service 10AM Friday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, Rev. Steven Johnson officiating.

Burial at Green Lawn Cemetery, Frankfort, IN

Preceded in death by his daughter- Tina Whitlock, grandson- Ethan Whitlock, sister- Helen L. Lanum. Memorial contributions to American or donors choice.

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Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2013
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