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Obituary for Darrell A. Duzan
Darrell Duzan, age 72, of Oakland, IL passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 at his home. Darrell was born October 23, 1945, in Charleston, IL to Dale Everette and Helen (Cox) Duzan. He married Annette Louise Burtner on December 28, 1965, and they enjoyed 52 years together. She survives. Darrell was a veteran of the United States Army and The National Guard. He served in Germany during the Vietnam War, and later served during Operation Desert Storm. He retired at the rank of Staff Sergeant, and was the Training NCO of the 1544th Transportation Company in Paris, IL. Darrell was a member of the Christian faith, past Worshipful Master and life member of the Oakland Masonic Lodge #219, 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Cornbelt Shriners. He was a past commander of the Oakland V.F.W. Post 3637 and of the V.F.W. District 17. Darrell enjoyed cattle and grain farming with Annette from youth until 1986. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, a lifetime member of the Republican Party, an IHSA basketball referee, and was a past president of the Oakland School Board. Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Duane Duzan. He is survived by his wife; his three children: Jessica (Leroy) Duzan Johnson of Casey, IL, Darrell (Amy) Duzan Jr. of Arthur, IL, and Darin (Michelle) Duzan of Forsythe, IL; two brothers: David Duzan of Oakland, IL, and Denis (Debbie) Duzan of Oakland, IL; one sister: Donna Akers of southern Illinois; and five grandchildren: Ty Duzan, Max Duzan, Brittney Pourchot, Dylan Duzan, and Lucas Duzan. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Masonic Rites will take place at 11:00 a.m., with the funeral immediately following. For those who wish, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital