Duane B. Converse

Joliet, Illinois

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Sorry to hear of Duane's passing. He was an outstanding teacher and a congenial colleague. We are diminished!

Terry Pease

I am so sorry to hear Duane passed away. I read his passing in the Joliet Herald News (Wed., 02/13/13).

My parents are George and Sandy Pease. I was Louise's age. The Pease's and the Converse's knew each other in Grinnell, Iowa. We moved from Grinnell to Carroll, Iowa, and then on to Lockport Illinois. Dad was a grade school principal in Lockport, and Mom was a typing teacher at Lockport East H.S. Mom remembers that Jean made the best Swedish limpo...

So many fond memories of Uncle Duane...the old house in Joliet, camping trips to Vermont, Maine, the Outer Banks..oh! and don't forget the trips to Cando! He and Jeanne have left a wonderful legacy of children and grandchildren. I have been privileged to know him as my Uncle.

We always enjoyed sharing conversation w/ Duane when he attended Wednesday morning breakfasts. Duane was very bright & witty. We celebrated his 95th birthday w/ a cake & singing of Happy Birthday. We will all miss Duane. Our most sincere condolences to his children, grand children, & great grand children. Jerry Lewis

Duane was a gem and will be missed by many. He and Jeanne lived their lives to the fullest. I'm glad to have known him as Uncle Duane.

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Duane, he will be greatly missed. Duane lived a full, interesting life. Psalms 90:10 says that those who live to be 80 and older have "extra strength", Duane had that extra strength. May you keep fond memories of him always as you seek comfort and strength that only God can give during this time of grief.

Enjoyed Duane's company at the Elks. We will miss our interesting conversations. Matt & Judy

Duane and Jean where a wonderful couple.They will be missed .

My sympathy on Duane's death. I enjoyed working with him at JJC in assisting Chemistry majors work toward their goals, and talking informally with him at the Wed. retiree coffee sessions. Hold fond memories of your Father, Duane. Carolyn T. Engers


Duane's Obituary

Converse, Duane B. Duane Converse was born May 19, 1917 in Cresco, Iowa, the third son of Arthur Converse and Amy Brightbill. When he was about five years old, the family relocated to Devils Lake, North Dakota, finally settling in Carrington, where Duane shone as a track and field athlete, which...

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