ROANOKE – Duane Studer, 77, died at 5:57 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Snyder Village in Metamora.
He was born March 25, 1940, the son of Lloyd C. and Agnes E. Albrecht Studer. He married Marilyn Jean Litwiller on Dec. 4, 1976, in Hopedale. She died Aug. 8, 2015.
Survivors include one brother, Roger (Karen) Studer, Roanoke and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Duane proudly served during the Vietnam conflict and was stationed in Germany. He farmed in the Roanoke area all his life. Duane bled John Deere green and collected many of their toy miniature and collectables. He was a member of Living Faith Fellowship Church in Eureka and Roanoke American Legion Post No. 463. Duane enjoyed following sports, especially college basketball, where he was a huge North Carolina Tar Heels’ fan. He was always cheering on the Atlanta Braves during the baseball season and in football was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings. Duane had an uncanny knowledge of remembering roads and directions and he was a Global Positioning System (GPS) before there was GPS. He never knew a stranger and was never too busy to take time out to socialize and visit with others.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Snyder Village Center, Metamora, with the Rev. Brett Woerner officiating. Visitation will take place Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home, Roanoke, and Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the SVC. Burial will follow the service in the Roanoke Mennonite Church Cemetery, rural Eureka.
Memorials may be made to the Living Faith Fellowship Church or to Snyder Village.