Duane Morgan

Artesian

Duane Leland Morgan, 90, of Artesian, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Mitchell.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial was at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Artesian. Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Duane Leland Morgan was born Sept. 3, 1928, to Virgil and Blanche (Ferguson) Morgan in Mitchell. He grew up on a farm south of Artesian. Duane attended high school in Artesian, graduating in 1946. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. He returned to the Artesian area and farmed. 

Duane was united in marriage to Virginia Kay Wendt on Oct. 9, 1960. The couple had six children and continued to farm until his retirement.

He enjoyed building and flying his own planes and spending time with his family.

Duane is survived by his wife of 58 years, Virginia; six children, Dennis (Donna) Morgan, of Artesian, Darla (Pat) Kiner, of Mitchell, Daryl (Anna) Morgan, of Abilene, Texas, Dale (Marie) Morgan, of Artesian, Darren (Anita) Morgan, of Abilene, Texas, and Dean Morgan, of Forestburg; 13 grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren; and sister, Doris Hart, of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bethal; three brothers-in-law, Les Fawcett, Doug Hart, and Robert Wendt.

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