Duane Claus Krambeck

Duane Claus “Barney” Krambeck, son of Henry Krambeck and Thelma Post Krambeck, was born on February 9, 1936 at Omaha, Nebraska. He departed this life on March 14, 2011 at Presbyterian Manor in Kansas City, Kansas, at the age of 75.

As an infant he was baptized into the Lutheran faith. He was confirmed at the age of 13 and was faithful throughout his life.

He attended school at Springfield, Nebraska, until the family moved to Ash Lake, Minnesota, in 1951. During Duane’s senior year in high school, he contracted polio, which in later years affected his back.

In 1956, Duane married Eldora Morrow. To this union, two children were born: Derrald “Sonny” and Lynn.

A few years later, after moving back to Nebraska, he married Pat Ardery and became father to Pat’s children: Rocky, Mickey, Robin, Melanie and Terry.

While living in Nebraska, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Urana and Sons Construction, retiring in 1980. Duane and Pat then moved to Cabool, Missouri. He opened a small engine repair shop and enjoyed working there until health problems caused him to close the shop. While living in Cabool, they worshiped at the Lutheran church in Willow Springs.

In 2000, Barney and Pat moved from their farm in Cabool to Edwardsville, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Thelma Krambeck of Cabool; one daughter, Lynn Eccles of Minnesota; and one stepson, Rocky Ardery of Nebraska.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia of the home; one son, Derrald Krambeck of St. Croix, Minnesota; four stepchildren, Mickey Ardery of Norfork, Nebraska, Robin Wiliams of Lincoln, Nebraska, Melanie Drury of Kansas City, Kansas, and Terry Ardery of Modale, Iowa; one brother, Lauren Krambeck and wife Joyce of Cabool; one sister, Donna Bergman and husband John of Cook, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; also nieces, nephews and many friends.

Words used to describe Barney at his memorial were kind, gentle and patient. He will be remembered that way by all who knew him.

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