HULL, Ill. -- Duane Elwyn Dinning, 88, formerly of Hull, died Monday (Aug. 12, 2013) in South Jordan, Utah, just 4Â½ months after the death of his wife of 65 years, Nova.
Duane was born in Hull, on May 21, 1925. He was the youngest son of Virgil and Bea Dinning.
He married Nova Daniels of Hannibal, Mo., on June 5, 1948. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They were happily married for 65 years, and Duane had been very sad and lost since her passing. They were both faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and raised their family in the church.
Duane lived in Hull until he graduated from high school, and while in college in Hannibal, he worked for the railroad testing rails and traveled the country with that job. He helped the war effort during World War II by building airstrips in the South Pacific. In early 1948, he found a job building the new aluminum rolling plant in Riverdale, Iowa. He married Nova, and they moved to Davenport, Iowa, to start a new job at Alcoa and a family. He worked as an electrician at Alcoa until his retirement in 1980, living in Bettendorf, Iowa, and finally in Moline.
In 2008, they moved to Utah to be close to family who would help them in the last years of their life.
Duane is survived by five children, David Duane Dinning and his wife, Ellyn, of Westerville, Ohio, Connie Ann Ludwig and her husband, Michael, of Wylie, Texas, Melinda Dee Dickinson and her husband, Russ, of Clarkston, Wash., Daniel Ray Dinning and his wife, Stephanie, of South Jordan, and Jackie Kay Omana and her husband, Tay, of Gilbert, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Duane was loved and admired by all and will be greatly missed.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday in Lake Hills Memorial Mortuary Chapel, 10055 S. State St., Sandy, Utah.
VISITATION: An hour before the service Monday in the chapel
ARRANGEMENTS: Lake Hills Memorial Mortuary Chapel, Sandy, Utah