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Keith R. Duel


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Keith R. Duel
July 30, 1930 - Jan. 30, 2018
Resident of Santa Cruz
Keith R. Duel passed away on January 30, 2018 at his residence in Vacaville, CA at the age of 87. He was born July 30, 1930 to Wayne and Marie Duel and was raised in Carmen, Oklahoma. While Keith was enlisted in the United States Navy, he did PBY and Shore Patrol. Keith attended Enid School of Business and earned a business degree. In 1958, when he came to live in Santa Cruz, he worked for Lockheed for 2 years and then joined the Santa Cruz Police Department. He worked for the Police Department for 29 years, and he retired as the Lieutenant Assistant Chief of Police.
Keith and his wife Fran enjoyed going bowling, which they did often. Keith also did archery and enjoyed wood working. He was a Shriner and participated in the Choir of the United Methodist Church.
Keith is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Leenora Duel; his daughter and son-in-law, Jodi and Jeff Commins; his sister, Jan Hartly; his grandson, Brandon Commins; and his 2 great grandsons, Andrew and Zach Leicht. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Fran Duel and his granddaughter, Kristen Leicht.
A Memorial Service will be held for Keith and Kristen on April 28, 2018 at the United Methodist Church, 250 California Street in Santa Cruz beginning at 10 o'clock am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Vitas Healthcare (Hospice) 2710 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833.


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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Apr. 8, 2018
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