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Celebration of Life Saturday for Duane Arthur Clouse, Sr.

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Duane Arthur Clouse, Sr., passed away peacefully on May 7, 2017, with his family at his side.

He was born on June 6, 1942, in Valparaiso, IN, to Charles M. Clouse and Helen Mace Clouse, who preceded him in death.

Duane is survived by his loving wife of twenty-three years, Linda Dickinson-Clouse, who resides in Chesterton.

He is also survived by his children: Toni (Jamie) Mullins of Valparaiso, Duane A. (Tammy) Clouse Jr. of Carmel, Ryan (Amy) Wright of Indianapolis, Kristen Pritchett of Chesterton, and Tracy (Jeff) Miller of Chesterton; his grandchildren: Joseph (Jamie) Wright, Kimberly Mullins, Adlen Clouse, Brieanne Karriman, Justin Wright, Kayla Karriman, Megan Wright, Brandon Pritchett, Emily Pritchett, and Garrett Oberle; and his great-grandson, Hendricks Wright.

He is also survived by his brothers Dennis (Carol) Clouse of Massachusetts and Robert (Linda) Clouse of Georgia; one sister, Nancy (Jose) Ponce’ of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Duane is also preceded in death by his sister Lois Eckert, and brothers, James, Richard, Fred, and Dale Clouse, and his grandson, Logan Wright.

Duane was a member of CrossPointe Christian Church of Valparaiso. He was a strong believer in Jesus Christ, Our Savior. He was a proud veteran of the US Army. Astronomy, genealogy, and traveling were some of his favorite hobbies, but most of all, he loved completing DIY projects for his family and friends.

Duane was an adoring husband, doting father and grandfather. He was the rock of his family. He was always willing to give help when one of the children needed help or advice on remodeling or questions about cars. He took great pride in the accomplishments of each one. Duane is remembered by friends and family for his wit, loving heart, great work ethic and so much more. He was most recently employed by Advance Auto Parts during his part-time retirement.

The family will receive friends for a Celebration of Life visitation on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at CrossPointe Church, 114 E US-6 Frontage Rd., Valparaiso, IN, 46383, from 2 until 4 p.m.

The Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. at the church. A dinner will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton.

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Posted 5/10/2017





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