Roger Duello, of Brandon, passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, from longterm complications of lung disease. He was a hard-working man and a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, who had an incredible sense of humor.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta as officiant. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. Sixth St., in Vinton.
He was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Luzerne, Iowa, the son of Paul and Berniece (Fritz) Duello. He married Diana Lee Likens on April 24, 1965, and often told his kids and grandkids he had loved her since the second grade. They were two of 17 in the last graduating class of Brandon High School in 1962.
He is survived by his wife, Diana, of 51 years; daughters, Wendy (John) Hoffman, Brenda (Kirk) Haefner and Melanie (Jim) Barz; and son, Dan (Robin) Duello; seven granddaughters, Mandy (Mark Bockholt), Ashley (Brian Desloover), Erica, Lauren, Jackie, Georgiana and Lila; and one great-granddaughter, Addyson.
He also is survived by his brothers, Bob (Leita) Duello and Denny Duello; sisters, Diane Buckingham, LeAnn (Mark) Thieman, Mary (Ray) Panosh and Theresa (Jim Barney) Duello; and his very special friend, Larry Bell.
He was preceded in death by his infant daughter; parents; brother, Keith Duello; nephew, Paul Duello; and brother-in-law, Kurt Buckingham.
Roger was a volunteer fireman for 39 years in Brandon and served on the state board of the Iowa Firemen's Association as vice president and secretary for many years. He also served on the Eastern Iowa Critical Incident Stress Debriefing team and dedicated much of his life to serving others. He spent his career operating heavy equipment and doing farm work; farming with his brothers brought him more joy than anything else in his life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.
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Posted on Saturday, 13 August 2016