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Duane H. Else, 83, formerly of rural Cambridge, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 22nd, at the Cambridge United Methodist Church. Rev. Jim Aniol will officiate. Per his request, cremation will take place after the funeral and a private committal service will be held at Rosedale Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services with a Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Cambridge United Methodist Church or the Aledo Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.
Duane Harvey Else was born December 2, 1935 in Moline the son of Harvey R. and Dorothy Schnowske Else. He was educated in Cambridge and Galva schools and graduated from Galva High School in 1953. His marriage to Shirley Hulstrom took place on July 25, 1952 in Galva. He was a farmer in Henry County for many years. Duane was a feed salesman for American Standard for 12 years and for Kent Feed Service for 52 years.
He was a member of the Cambridge United Methodist Church, a 60 year member of the Cambridge Lodge No. 49, A.F. & A.M. where he served as Master five times, a 55 year member of the Mystic Chapter No. 160, Order of the Easter Star, serving as Worthy Patron for 15 years, and a member of the Scottish Rites of Moline. Duane enjoyed playing cards, dancing at the Moose Lodge, cruises, and his trip to Switzerland.
Those surviving are his wife, Shirley, Geneseo, a daughter, Kathy Woolsey, Galesburg, a son and daughter-in-law, David and Barbara Else, Blue Grass, IA, eight grandchildren, Michelle Cortes, Lehi, UT, James (Nicole) Woolsey, Phoenix, AZ, Robert (Christina) Woolsey, Gilbert, AZ, Megan (Jared) Kannenburg, Bettendorf, Melissa (Nick) Walker, Baltimore, MD, Matthew (Jaime) Conger, Blue Grass, Timothy (Lexi) Conger, Davenport, and Michael (Jessica) Conger, Davenport. Other survivors include 16 great grandchildren, Mariah Cortes, Macenzie Cortes, Maliyah Cortes, Noah Woolsey, Lincoln Woolsey, Reagan Woolsey, Anthony Woolsey, Lexi Woolsey, Natalia Woolsey, Braeden Kannenburg, Aria Kannenburg, Audriana Kannenburg, Avery Conger, Madison Conger, Sophia Conger, Oliver Conger, a great great grandchild, Raelynn Monson, and several cousins. His parents and a grandson, Adam David Else, preceded him in death.
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120 W. Exchange St., Cambridge IL 61238
Aledo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
304 SW 12th St., Aledo IL 61231