- Oct 8, 2006
- Reaction score
- New Baltimore, Mi
Sharing this here - initially posted by Mark / WheatonFJR elsewhere.
I have tears rolling down my cheeks as I type this, but I have to get this news out. Duane's phone called me and I answered, and Marilee was on the line. She gave me news that I NEVER ever wanted to hear. Duane died yesterday. He was at work and about to clock out yesterday afternoon when it happened. The coroner's prelim indication was that it was a coronary event. Other workers performed CPR after he collapsed, but to no avail. Duane was 56 and no apparent health issues.
Marilee had lunch with Duane yesterday and asked him when he would be heading home, he said about 3:40. It was right about then when this happened. I will share more later, as I get time and get past the trauma.
I can't talk right now because work is upside down until tomorrow evening, but Marilee wanted me to get this out to his FJR friends online. She said that she will update me as to when the service will be, but it will be in Simpsonville, SC.
I can't believe my riding buddy and good friend is gone! I am wrecked.
Please pray for Marilee and her daughters as they struggle with this!