Duane E. NathanMay 14, 1933 ~ April 16, 2018 (age 84)
Funeral services for Duane E. Nathan, 84, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 20, 2018, at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Reverend Ryan Taylor will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and the V.F.W. Post 1644. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Home for Funerals.
Mr. Nathan died Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Norfolk Veteran’s Home.
Duane was born on May 14, 1933, on a farm in Madison County, the son of Alfred and Helen (Gross) Nathan.
Duane entered the U.S. Army on April 20, 1953. His basic training was at Camp Chaffee, AR, and was transferred to Fort Collins, CO, until being honorably discharged on April 19, 1955.
On September 2, 1953, Duane married Joyann Hansen. They lived in Colorado Spring while he was in the Army and their first son, Michael was born at the Fort Collins Army Hospital. After his discharge, Duane farmed east of Norfolk in Stanton County. The couple had three more children, Mark, Michelle and Marty. In addition to farming, Duane sold Kent Feed for several years. He served as president for the Norfolk Pork Producers and Stanton County School District 12. After retiring the couple moved to Norfolk in 2008.
Duane enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great children. He also loved playing the accordion and listening to polka music.
Duane is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyann, of Norfolk; one son, Mark and his wife Sharleen Nathan, of Stanton, one daughter, Michelle and her husband, Kevin Klug, of Wynot, NE; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; two brothers, Wilbur Nathan, of Madison, and Alvin Nathan, of Battle Creek, and one sister, Darlene (Jim) Barritt, of Norfolk, and sister-in-law, Elsie Nathan, Norfolk.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Michael and Marty, brother, Alfred Nathan, Jr., sisters-in-law, Aletha Nathan and Vickie Nathan.