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Information for Duane Henry McCracken
8 April, 1920 11 February, 1994
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
14 February, 1994

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Duane McCracken

    Duane Henry McCracken, 73, of Middleton, died Friday, Feb. 11, 1994, at the Idaho State Veteran's Home following an extended illness.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1994, at the First United Methodist Church, Middleton, with the Rev. Lura Kidner-Miesen officiating.  Burial will follow at the Middleton Cemetery.
    Duane was born April 8, 1920, to William Henry and Lida Mae Hockett McCracken at Haworth, Kansas.  He grew up and received his education in Republic and Washington Counties, Kansas.  He served his country in World War II, stationed in Pocatello and Boise, Idaho, at Gowen Field, and Bari, Italy, overseas reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Air Force.
    He married Hazel E. Roe on Sept. 8, 1947, in Belleville, Kansas.  To this union was born a daughter and a son.  His love for Idaho never left him and in 1956 the family moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, from Belleville.  He loved to fish and be in the outdoors camping and gardening.
    He was employed by the city of Idaho Falls as a Heating Inspector until failing health forced his early retirement in 1973. In 1987 he moved to Middleton, Idaho.
    He was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Caldwell, Post #3886.
    Survivors include his wife, Hazel of Middleton; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen Jane and Randell E. Brown of Idaho Falls; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy Joe and Debra Annette McCracken, of Idaho Falls; a brother, Wendell Edward McCracken of Middleton; a sister, Ruth Maxine Kaufman of Belleville, Kansas; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    Memorials may be made to the Idaho State Veterans Home, 320 Collins Road, Boise, Idaho, or the First United Methodist Church, 104 E. Main, Middleton, Idaho 83644.
    Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

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