Duane Allan Whitish, age 72, of Blair, died on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in the Grand View Care Center in Blair.
Duane was born on October 25, 1947 in Milwaukee to Percy and Genevieve (Blumm) Whitish. He grew up in the Milwaukee area and attended school in Germantown. After graduation Duane enlisted in the United States Navy. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was a Purple Heart recipient. After his military service, Duane worked for Chrysler Outboard in Hartford. He met and married his wife, Jean Goodenough on April 5, 1974 in West Bend. They lived in Iron Ridge, WI until relocating to Blair in 2015.
Duane is survived by wife of 46 years, Jean; three sons, Marc Reynolds of Hartford, Jon (Laura) Reynolds of Topeka, KS and Jayson (Lori) Reynolds of Trempealeau; five grandchildren, Danielle (Cory) Komperud and Brittany (Kevin) Thompson both of Ettrick, Brandon (Moira) Reynolds of Hartford, Andrew (Madeline) Reynolds of Wakefield, KS and Marisa Reynolds of Jacksonville, NC; six great-grandchildren, Charlie, Patrick and Roland Komperud and Meredith and Jameson Thompson all of Ettrick and Madison Reynolds of West Bend.
In addition to his parents, Duane was preceded in death by two daughters, Kellie and Karmen and many beloved family members and friends.
Graveside services with military rites conducted by the Rowles-McBride American Legion Post #103 be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Trempealeau.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.
The Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.