Beams Funeral Home

200 W Toledo St Box 5, Fremont, IN


Duane Wall

June 16, 1943June 17, 2020

Richard Duane “Dobber” Wall, age 77, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Aperion Care Angola.

Duane was born on June 16, 1943 in Angola, Indiana to Donald and Wilma (Eatinger) Wall.

He graduated from Fremont High School in 1962.

Duane married Nancy E. Newbauer on September 28, 1963.

He loved his family very much and enjoyed being with them.

Duane also liked to camp and go to the NASCAR races in Michigan and Bristol.

He retired from Simpson Industries, Fremont, Indiana

Survivors include his wife Nancy Wall of Fremont, Indiana, three daughters, Susan (Jeff) Petrie, Tammy (Bill) Minnich, and Missy Marten (Rob Jowsay), all of Fremont, Indiana, seven grandchildren, Justin White, Tyler Minnich, Shawn White, Clarissa Wren, Amy Neeley, Ethan Marten, and Kaiden Barnes, three great-grandchildren, Neveah Wren, Caroline White, and Gavyn Wren, a brother, Dale Wall of Marquette, Michigan, a sister Mary Jane (Norm) Nichols of Fremont, Indiana, and many nieces and nephews.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Don Wall.

Private family services will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, with Rev. Jon Bruney officiating.

Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.


  • American Diabetes Association


  • Private Family Services


Duane Wall

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Ann Willi

June 23, 2020

Sending my Deepest Sympathy, and Prayers for you Nancy, Missy and All the Family. Duane was a Character, Funny and Sweet !! I Loved when he came into Dr Chupp’s office !! RIP now, Duane !!! ❤️

Cynthia Lisk

June 20, 2020

So sad to hear uncle duane I will keep the good memories and peace be with you all

Chris Binkley

June 20, 2020

So many great memories of family gatherings over the years. It's hard to pick just one but the time you brought your cooker and spent all night roasting a pig for our church hog roast in Coldater was much appreciated. You were kind and generous, always had a smile on your face and you gave great bear hugs. You will be missed. Rest in Peace Uncle Duane. All my love and prayers to Aunt Nancy, Susan, Tammy, Missy and your families. I'm so sorry I can't be there in person to give each of you a hug today.

Connie Parsond

June 19, 2020

Knew DUANE for quite awhile : remember the trip to Canada when we all went fishing- boy what a trip! RIP DUANE!

Kathy Shaffer Bock

June 19, 2020

Nancy and family,

I always enjoyed talking to Duane when he would come into the dime store those many years ago. He was always a hoot. A good man.

Carol Gould

June 19, 2020

I worked with "Dobber" for 25 years. He was always good for a laugh. RIP old friend. Condolences to the family.

Cheryl Beer

June 19, 2020

What a pleasure it has been knowing him!! Hugs to ALL of you❤️

Karen, Russ Long

June 19, 2020

Nancy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Carla Armey

June 19, 2020

I worked with my dobber till his retirement! There were many laughs! My prayers are with his wife Nancy & family! He was a good friend!

Kevin Miller

June 18, 2020

I would like to express my deepest condolences for the loss of another great 1 Duane will be missed by everybody that knew him . So please accept my humble words of his passing and may the prayers of friends and family guide us all through this trying time. Sincerely Kevin