Duane F. Aughenbaugh

CLINTON — Duane F. Aughenbaugh, 81, of Clinton, passed away at 7:15 a.m. on October 1, 2017, at St. Clara’s Manor, Lincoln, Ill.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Rev. Laurie Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4–7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the funeral home with Masonic rites at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to the Kenney Heritage Association or the DeWitt County 4-H Foundation.

Duane was born on December 24, 1935, in Kenney, the son of Hershel and Irene (Shyer) Aughenbaugh. He married Betty L. Smith  on February 25, 1955, in Decatur, Ill.

Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Aughenbaugh, Clinton; children,  Steve (Sarah) Aughenbaugh, Lincoln, Ill. and Tom (Karen) Aughenbaugh, Clinton; six grandchildren, Laura (Kyle) Frick, Evan Aughenbaugh, Gregory Aughenbaugh, Ethan Aughenbaugh and Cami and Cari Aughenbaugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dale Aughenbaugh; and one sister, Marjorie Schoby.

Duane farmed in Macon and DeWitt Counties and was a Crop Adjusting Supervisor for North Central Crop Ins. Co.  He was a member of several Masonic bodies, including a Lifetime Member of DeWitt Lodge #84 AF & AM; Clinton Commandery Chapter #66, Clinton Council #74, Scottish Rite Valley of Bloomington, Goodbreak Chapter #59 Presiding Officer, Past Officer and Past Master of Henderson Lodge #820 and Secretary for over 50 years, a Knight York Cross of Honor, Past Patron Order of the Easter Star, the oldest living Past Commander of Clinton Commandery #66,  and Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Illinois.  

Duane was also a member of the Farmers’ Grain Board of Directors of Chestnut and Kenney, the Prairie Production Credit Assoc. Board of Directors and the DeWitt Co. Genealogical Society.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at St. Clara’s Manor and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital for their excellent care during Duane’s illness.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com


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