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Duane Wilson Creston

Published: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 8:40 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 10:41 a.m. CDT

Duane Wilson, 91, of Creston died Aug. 27, 2013, at Greater Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. The Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery with military rites by Theodore J. Martens Creston VFW Post No. 1797. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be left at

Duane Elvin Wilson, son of Mildred Marie (Keim) and Harry Rowland Wilson, was born July 13, 1922, in Union County. He grew up south of Arispe on various farms with his family.

Upon graduating from Arispe High School in 1941, Duane entered the U.S. Army, became a medic and served in Europe in the 1st Army Division from 1942-1945. While in the service, he received two Purple Hearts.

Upon return from the service in 1945, Duane farmed south of Creston and custom farmed for a number of years before beginning his longtime farming career of 60-plus years.

Duane earned the Conservation Award of Merit.

Duane was a cancer survivor.

Duane is survived by his brother Wendell Wilson of Afton; nephews, Steve (wife Cindy) Wilson of Afton and Darwin (wife Edie) Tuttle of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; nieces, Sheila (husband Kenny) Brown of Afton and Joyce Tuttle of Scottsbluff, Neb.; many great-nieces, nephews and friends.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents; brother Lauren Wilson; sister Viva Tuttle; sisters-in-law, Peggy Wilson, Marie Wilson and Lucille Wilson; and brother-in-law Donald Tuttle.

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