William C. Duven
1957 - 2020
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July 13, 1957
November 15, 2020
William Charles Duven, 63, of Monument, CO passed away peacefully on November 15, 2020, surrounded by his family.
He was born on July 13, 1957, in Newton, IA to Donald and Helen Duven. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bill was a proud Nebraska Cornhusker, graduating from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with both his undergraduate degree and his law degree. He moved to Colorado Springs and opened his own law practice in 1983, specializing in criminal defense and landlord-tenant law.
Bill has been a long-time member of the El Paso County and Colorado Bar Associations. He was well respected by his peers and was recognized in the Colorado Springs Style Magazine as a Top Attorney for the last 7 consecutive years.
Bill married his beloved wife Susan in Colorado Springs on May 26, 1990. They raised their three children in Monument.
Bill was a devoted and loving husband, father, and friend. He was a proud member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity where he made countless lifelong friendships. Bill's positive energy, captivating spirit, and love for life were contagious. The room would light up when he walked in; he was always the life of the party! Bill will be deeply missed by so many.
Bill is survived by his wife Susan of Monument; his children Alexander, Katherine, and Madeline of Denver; his brother Doug (Dawn) of Waterloo, IA, and his sister Diann (John) Duvenez of Oak Harbor, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Helen.
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Published in The Gazette on Nov. 18, 2020.
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November 21, 2020
My heartfelt sympathy to Bill's wife and family. He will be truly missed. I had the pleasure of working with him for over 20 years in Municipal Court. He was always cordial, funny, professional and helpful. He always wore a smile and had a positive attitude. May your memories of him bring you comfort.
Judy Meyers
November 20, 2020
I went to high school and college with Bill. Although I didn’t know Bill well, i think I am a pretty good judge of character. He’s one of the last of the very few “good guys” who treats everyone with respect, has a quiet wisdom and still possesses a great sense of humor. My sincere condolences to his family who are so honored to bear his name.
Lory Nutt Brown
November 19, 2020
a defense lawyer who hesps those accused wrongfully is a siant
November 19, 2020
Dear Susan and family,

Bill was a longtime friend and colleague. I met Bill in the bar review course in the summer of 1982. We hit it off immediately ! We spent a lot time together that summer after long days of studying, we would drink beer in local bars and pool halls around Denver. He had a wonderful sense of humor and an infectious laugh.

He was a great advocate ! He was my go to guy when I needed the best landlord /tenant lawyer to refer to. Bill always went out of his way to say high and visit even when he was racing back and forth between courtrooms.

My heartfelt condolences go out to Susan and his children. This will be hard loss for me for a long time. Rest in peace, my friend.

Pat Mika
Patrick Mika
November 19, 2020
William was a great story teller. He had many interesting life experiences and told about them in a captivating way. I have not been a regular attendee of annual college fraternity gatherings, but when I did attend I always made sure William was attending. I recall one time arriving very late and wanting to grab dinner. William had already eaten, but went with me to keep me company. He was a dear friend, I will miss him.
Brian Horn
November 19, 2020
From the Meadows MHP Office, Bill was always a very kind, nice and helpful person who assisted us with our legal needs. With our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Carol and Ron Counter
November 18, 2020
Dear Susan and family: There are no words sufficient to express our sympathy. I don’t think we ever had a conversation when Bill didn’t mention something great his wife and kids were up to. He was a lawyer’s lawyer, admired by our bar and bench. I’ll miss seeing him at court; his wide smile and quick wit, in addition to his impressive advocacy skills, never failed to brighten the day. We hope your fond memories and faith help sustain you during this difficult time.
Lin and Steve Vela
Lin Billings Vela
November 18, 2020
To Bill's family - I'm so sorry for your loss. I started practicing in the Springs in 1985 and probably met my fellow Husker within a year or two. He definitely was filled with positive energy. I can't remember him without a smile. Good attorney, good person, good family man. He will be missed.
Carla Albers
November 18, 2020
I met Bill and Susan before they were married while I was working my way through college at the Ritz downtown. Great people. Bill was always such a genuine person. He was caring and treated everyone with respect. His sense of humor and that smile were contagious. I can still hear him laughing. I pray for Susan and their three incredible kids. Sending condolences and care to all.
Cindy Brandt
November 18, 2020
I remember the day that we met when our company hired him as our attorney he had me laughing to the point of tears. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends. You will be missed Mr. Duvan.
Heide Bernal
November 18, 2020
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November 18, 2020
Wherever Bill Duven was, mischief was never far behind. That smile and that eye twinkle could only belong to Duve the Groove. Bill, you brought good into the lives of so many people, but you sprinkled in a laugh and the admonition to take things a little lighter, to try easier, and in that you made a world of difference. Rest easy.
Steve Schriener
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