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Duane M. Monk


Duane M. Monk passed away on July 9, 2023, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was born in Fort Morgan, Colorado, on February 12, 1931, to Mervin and Enid Monk formally of Graysville, Indiana. He joined the United States Air Force in 1951 and served in the far east during the Korean Conflict and after his release in 1955 he remained in the reserves for four years. He attended Indiana State University and received a bachelor’s degree in 1959. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids, MI. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons, Alan (Laura), Lynn, Evan; grandchildren, Leia, Alex; great-grandson, Liam; and brother, Lester. Duane is preceded in death by his brother, Dwight. Memorial service will be held 11:00 am at The First United Methodist Church, 227 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 on Saturday, July 22, 2023, with visitation one-hour prior.

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