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Duane Howard Cunningham

June 21, 1924 ~ August 12, 2019 (age 95)

Duane H. Cunningham, 95, passed away at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, on Monday, August 12, 2019.

There will be graveside services at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Rose Lawn Memorial Estates.  Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd., is assisting the family.

Duane was born in Mountain Grove, Missouri on June 21, 1924.  He was the son of Archie and Pearl (Sanders) Cunningham.  Duane served in the Army during WWII, spending time in Germany, Austria, Texas and California.  He married Lois Heatherly in Arkansas in 1945.  Duane worked at the Rock Island Arsenal retiring 1972 and then he worked as a manager at Roadside Auto.

Duane accepted the Lord as his Savior and served in several churches.  He was instrumental in forming Sycamore Reformed Baptist Church in East Moline.  Duane was a loving husband, father, and was great at fixing things around the house.  He had many good friends and loved ones that he loved spending time with.

Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Lois; daughters, Evelyn Barry, Karen Cunningham, and brother, Robert Cunningham.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Cunningham and his brothers, Elmo and Donald “Genie” Cunningham.

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