Duane S. Miller, 60, of rural Osco, IL, died Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Hammond Henry Hospital, Geneseo. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 10th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Geneseo, IL. Rev. Timothy Nerud will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. A drive-by visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the church. Memorials may be made to Duane Miller Memorial Fund
Duane was born March 17, 1960, in Moline, IL the son of William R. and Shelby J. (Betcher) Miller. On September 28, 1982, he married Barbara Taets in Geneseo. She survives. Duane earned an Associate’s degree from Blackhawk East and was a Maintenance Manager at Tyson Foods in Ottawa, IL. He had previously worked for Empire Equipment, Geneseo, and Miller Farm Repair, Osco. Duane enjoyed helping anyone who needed it, he could fix anything. He especially enjoyed working on vehicles and always ended up fixing his kids’ furnaces. He also enjoyed finding a great deal, which generally involved a road trip, and spending time with his wife, kids, and granddogs.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Lindsey (Alex) Gustafson, Bettendorf, IA; sons, Alex (fiancée, Amanda Haberlein) Miller, Oshkosh, WI, and Nick Miller, Coal Valley; stepsons, Ryan (Michelle) Rasmussen, Geneseo, and Brady (Laurie) Rasmussen, Sherrard; brothers, Terry (Deb) Miller, Orion, Rollin Miller, Osco, and Rod (Theresa) Miller, Osco; and step-grandchildren, Sydney Rasmussen, Tyler Rasmussen, and Nora Rasmussen. His parents; father-in-law, Donald Taets; and grandparents, Ralph and Maxine Miller, and Wilbur and Linda Betcher preceded him in death.
* Please note that the visitation will be a drive-thru visitation at St. John's Lutheran Church, 8948 N 1900 Avenue, Geneseo. please stay in your car and follow the directions of the funeral home staff to line up vehicles for the visitation. Services will be held in the church with limited seating due to COVID-19 protocol. Overflow seating will be available in the church hall.
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