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Duane Dee Cecrle, age 90, Milligan, passed away February 25, 2020 at The Heritage in Fairbury.  Duane Dee Cecrle was born to Joseph E. Cecrle and Clara Kolar Cecrle on August 5, 1929. He attended Milligan Public School graduating with the class of 1946.  After graduation he entered the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1951-1953. On his return home, he worked as an auto mechanic at Michl service station.  He always loved a challenge, and in most cases was able to accomplish what he started. No matter what, it had to be perfect.  On July 19, 1959 Duane married Marlene Niederklein of Tobias, and on January 29, 1961 a daughter Wendy was born.

In 1968 after working for Michl’s, he moved his mechanic shop to his home, where he worked for many years, until health reasons forced him to retire.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #240, St. John’s Lutheran Church, and also served on the Village of Milligan town board.
Duane and Marlene met at a polka dance at Tabor Hall, and enjoyed many dances there after with many of their friends.
After retirement they enjoyed many years of camping, and met many people with whom they made lasting friendships.
Duane is survived by his wife Marlene of 60 years, daughter Wendy and son-in-law Brian Mussman, sister Marilyn Kasparek
nephew and nieces, special extended family, Lindsay Filipi and Amber Morrison along with many friends. He is preceeded
in death by parents, Joseph E. and Clara Cecrle, parents-in-law Fred and Myra Niederklein, brother- in-law and sister-in-law Wendell and LeIla Niederklein,
and brother-in-law Ken Kasparek.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 510 South Summit Street, Ohiowa with Pastor Jim Germer officiating.  Inurnment will be in the Ohiowa Cemetery with military honors provided by Milligan American Post #240.  Condolences may be left at trumpmemorials.com.  Trump Funeral Services, 6800 West “O” Street, Lincoln, Nebraska are handling the arrangements.