Duane L. Siders, 71, Lagro, died at 11:26 am, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor East in Wabash, due to complications from a stroke. He was born Nov. 18, 1947, in Wabash, to Don and Mary (Brinson) Siders.
Duane was a 1966 graduate of Northfield High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Mediterranean and Vietnam, aboard the U.S.S. Meredith 890 as a 2nd class radioman. Duane married Carole Coldren in Richvalley, Indiana on Jan. 18, 1972. He worked several years at CMI in Wabash as head of the CMM department. He then retired from Symmetry Medical in Warsaw in 2014 as the programming and training head for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Duane was a member of the American Dairy Goat Association for 27 years. He enjoyed scroll sawing art work, flying airplanes on his computer and the outdoors. Duane loved his grandchildren, and took several of them on a trip to Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Siders of Lagro; two children, Judie (Todd) Branham, Andrews, and Penne (Jeff) Geisleman, Huntington; four grandchildren, Lacy Good, Fort Wayne, Sarah Good, Huntington, Shane Branham and Tyler Branham, both of Andrews; two step-grandchildren, Michelle Delagrange, Shirley, Indiana, and Aaron Geisleman, Huntington; three step-great-grandchildren, Ashley Delagrange, Brandon Delagrange and Kameron Delagrange; three brothers, Phillip (Peggy) Siders, Lagro, Ed (Kathe) Siders, Spring, Texas, and Mark (Camille) Siders, Ashland, Ore.; sister, Janet (David) Jones, Taylor, Texas, and brother-in-law, Samuel Coldren, Richvalley.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a step-grandson, Tyler Geisleman.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Rev. Melissa Rice officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call between 4-8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Lagro Volunteer Fire Department. The memorial guest book for Duane may be signed at the funeral home website. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.