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Duane E. Harrison

November 2, 1935 September 29, 2017
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Duane E. Harrison, age 81, of Battle Creek, Iowa, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017, at his residence of Battle Creek, Iowa.

A Celebration of the Lives of Duane and Audrey Harrison will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church, of Battle Creek, Iowa. Rev. Kevin J. Freese will officiate; with committal services following in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com

Duane Edward Harrison, the son of Jim and Bernice (Baumann) Harrison was born on November 2, 1935, in Battle Creek, IA. He was the third of four boys born to the Harrisons. Duane grew up in Battle Creek where he attended Battle Creek High School. He enlisted into the US Army and served his country for two years before he was honorably discharge. Upon returning home he worked as a hired farm hand for two years.

On March 17, 1956, Duane married Audrey Hansen and to this union three children were born Kim, Kenny, and Todd. Duane and Audrey also helped raise their nephew Roger Kropf.
Duane and Audrey farmed in the Battle Creek area for 37 years, and then moved into town. He worked for Midwest Industries in Ida Grove for 15 years prior to his retirement.

After retirement Duane would help his daughter and son-in-law with farming. Duane was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek and served as an Elder for three years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, attending his children’s, grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s activities. He loved showing and training horse’s, playing and attending athletic activities, snowmobiling, cycling, camping, and riding motorcycles with Audrey and their friends. They took many trips on their motorcycle to Sturgis, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Duane will be remembered for his kind nature, outgoing personality, and was always there to lend a hand to anyone who needed help.

Left to cherish his memory are his children Kenny Harrison, Todd (Karen) Harrison and nephew Roger (Eva) Kropf all of Battle Creek, IA; grandchildren Drew (Heather) Hieber, Dana (Jamie) Hanson, Devon (Avery) Hieber, Casey (Rachel) Blackmore, Katelyn (Nick) Stangl, Ty and Kara Harrison; great-grandchildren Madison, Dillion, Sophia, Greyson, Dierks, Wyatt, Audrey, Blake, Beau, Kaeson, Kael, Daelyn, Brynlee, Brextyn, Carson, and Kane; brothers Chuck (Geneva) Harrison of Sun City, AZ and Myrl (Priscilla) Harrison of Sun City West, AZ; extended family and friends.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents Jim and Bernice Harrison; wife Audrey Harrison; daughter Kim (Dan) Hieber; brother Darrell Harrison; in-laws Hans and Mable Hansen; five sisters-in-law Phyllis (Harold) Scott, Fern (Walter) Riessen, Deloris (Pete) Nielsen, Audell (LeRoy) Kropf, Veramae Hansen, and Bonnie (Robert) DeJong.

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Visitation

Saturday

7

Oct

9:30 AM 10/7/2017 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10/7/2017 10:30:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

600 3rd Street
Battle Creek, IA 51006

First Presbyterian Church
600 3rd Street Battle Creek 51006 IA
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

7

Oct

10:30 AM 10/7/2017 10:30:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

600 3rd Street
Battle Creek, IA 51006

First Presbyterian Church
600 3rd Street Battle Creek 51006 IA
United States
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