Duane Eugene Cox Jr.

September 17, 1978April 27, 2018
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Duane Eugene Cox, Jr., age 39, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Angola, Indiana.

Duane was born on September 17, 1978, in Bryan, Ohio.

He attended Fremont High School, and lived his entire life in the Fremont, Indiana, and Bryan, Ohio area. He formerly worked for American Dock and Lift, Fremont, Indiana.

He married Kristin Dawn Roberts on February 28, 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Kristin Cox of Angola, Indiana, a son, Dion Cox of Angola, Indiana, a daughter, Maryah Cox of Angola, Indiana, his mother, Carla (Mike) Armey of Edon, Ohio, his father, Duane Eugene Cox of Pioneer, Ohio, sisters, Erica Cox of Pioneer, Ohio, Hayley Steusloff of Bryan, Ohio, and Rachel Cox of Montpelier, Ohio, mother-in-law, Deb Ruby of Hudson, Indiana, father-in-law, Stanley Roberts of Coldwater, Michigan, sisters-in-law, Tammy (Jim) Fugate of Fremont, Indiana, Patty (Blake) Roberts of Angola, Indiana, and Tiffani (Corey) Parr of Butler, Indiana, brothers-in-law, Scott Roberts of Hudson, Indiana, and Tony (Shani) Ruby of Hudson, Indiana, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Orville & Arlis Cox, maternal grandmother, Barb Firestone, and father-in-law, Don Ruby.

Visitation will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana.

A Celebration of his life will follow immediately after the visitation Thursday at the Fremont American Legion, Fremont, Indiana.

Memorial donations in his memory are requested in care of the family.


  • To The Family


  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2018

Duane Eugene Cox Jr.

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Rachel Cox

September 29, 2018

Unfortunately we didn’t get to have a lot of memories together because I was the youngest and the baby of the family. You, Erica, and Hayley were closer than I ever was and everyday I will regret not being able to get that chance. Everytime you came around I knew it was gonna be a good time because all you could do was make me laugh. I really wish I knew what really was going on in ur head for all those years. I remember you calling me up asking if I wanted to go to the cemetery for mother’s day. I was so excited because it had been forever since I seen u last and u don’t realize how much that meant to me to be able to spend my mother’s day with my brother, Grandma, and mom ❤️ I remember introducing you to Billy and I two hit it off like u knew each other forever...we even talked about getting a place together...I never would have thought things happened the way they’s unreal... give my mom and Aunt Kristy a big hug and kiss from me...I will see u all soon! I love you 😘❤️💕

Deborah Ruby

May 4, 2018

Duane is my son- in -law. I say is because not matter he will always be that. Like all relationships there were ups and downs. Duane had way when he seen me he would make me smile. With him it was just the way life was. I will greatly miss him but he leave behind his part to the future Kristin, Dion and Maryah. I love you Duane and I will miss you. Go and be free and make sure you tell everyone up there Hi and give them hugs for me...

Love ya Ma
Deb Ruby

Amanda (Nagle) Klingerman

May 1, 2018

Duane was a very good friend to me growing up. To this very day he was absolutely the sweetest person with the biggest heart I've ever known. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I may be a stranger to you all but you will all be in my prayers. I wish I could have seen him in action as a father and a husband because I'm guessing he was pretty amazing. He always knew how to make me smile and he gave the kind of hug a person remembers forever. Like I said a great person. When times got really tough for me and all my other friends could care less Duane called me or came to see me every day. When he moved away to live with his grandma for awhile he wrote me every week and encouraged me to never give up and always keep smiling. When my daughter was born he was my first visitor. God bless Duane and the beautiful family he and his wife created. May his beautiful soul live on forever through his children. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jenn , Scott & girls Reffeitt

May 1, 2018

We would like to share our deepest sympathy to all of the family . So very sorry & will miss him terribly . Will always remember our little run ins at the store or even when we would swing by the house .
ALWAYS know we re here for you .
Love you all & may god watch over you all during this hard time & watch over you always .
Love Scott Reffeitt & family