Duane graduated from Central High School in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in which he served an LDS mission in western Canada and served many church callings over the years, including Sunday School President. He worked for Coors Brewing Company and retired from Trigen Energy in 2000.
Duane was an avid outdoors man who loved spending time fishing, hiking, camping and most of all hunting in which he claimed a few Pope and Young honors. He loved to mine for gold and was a true rock hounder. Others looked to Duane to lead ATV rides through the AZ desert. He was a gifted wildlife artist.
In 1996, Duane was diagnosed with Kennedy’s Disease, but didn’t let that slow him down. Instead he volunteered for trial studies to help find a cure for this disease. He became more creative in ways to help stay active. Even though the disease limited his abilities, he never complained or allowed it to limit his activities.
Duane married Rosella (Rosie) in March of 1995 and they spent 24 wonderful years together traveling, camping, and going on ATV rides.
Duane was blessed with five children Janeece (John) Noel, Mesquite, NV, Adam Kropf (Christine), Hyde Park, UT, Hillary Lundahl (Jason), Hyrum, UT, and Zak Kropf (Daylarie), Hyrum, UT from his first marriage to Rhonda Shaffer, and Justin Yeager, his stepson who he considered his own from his marriage to Rosie.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Byron and Beth Kropf, and his nephew Michael Kropf. Duane is survived by his wife Rosie, 5 children, 10 grandchildren, his brother Steven Kropf (Diane), 2 sisters Pam Dabbs and Denise Berntson, and several nieces and nephews.
Duane was an amazing man who was loved by all and who will be truly missed. He was always willing to help someone, and even in death he continued to help someone by being a skin tissue donor to aid burn victims.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be sent to the Kennedys Diesease Association, P.O. Box 1105, Coarsegold, CA 93614-1105 or donate online at https://kennedysdisease.org
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary. A visitation will take place Friday, January 11, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center in Logan. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12th, at the Hyrum 6th Ward Chapel, 100 South 500 East in Hyrum, beginning at 11:00 am with a visitation prior from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Interment will take place in the Cleveland, Idaho cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenmortuaries.com