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Nicholas J. "Nick" Duke

January 22, 1980March 30, 2021
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Cedar Falls, IA-Nicholas J. “Nick” Duke, 41, of Cedar Falls, IA formerly of Rochester, IL, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Cedar Falls.

Nick was born in Springfield, January 22, 1980 the son of Larry and Janet (Logan) Duke. A graduate of Rochester High School Class of 1999, Nick furthered his education at Morrison Technical College, graduating in 2001. He earned his Engineering degree from SIU Carbondale where he graduated with honors.

Nick worked in various positions including as a field engineer with FEMA serving various states with disaster relief. Nick currently worked for the John Deere Tractor Co where he served the heavy tractor line as a CAD designer.

Nick played youth hockey and then as a goalie with the Springfield Junior Blues during the 1997-1998 season. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, and St. Louis Cardinals fan. His knowledge of the teams, the players and all of the stats was second to none. He loved to cook and was well known for his award winning pizza made from scratch including the sauce. Nick loved to go fishing. His most memorable times were fishing in Wisconsin and Alabama with his family. He had a passion for music and especially music from the 80’s,

Nick was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: June and Dean Logan, and his paternal grandfather, John Duke.

Surviving are his parents; Janet and Larry Duke of Springfield, his sister, Lisa Lynn Hatfield of St. Petersburg, FL, a niece, Jessica Hatfield, two nephews; Nick and Austin Hatfield, his paternal grandmother, Annabelle Duke of Springfield, an aunt Sandra Bose of Springfield, his uncle, David (Rose) Duke of Gold Canyon, AZ several cousins and many friends and co-workers.

Arrangements are in the care of Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd. Springfield, IL 62711 where the family will greet friends and family from 11:00 am until the time of a memorial service at 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 7, 2021. CDC guidelines will be followed requiring mask, social distancing and limited capacity.

Inurnment will be private in Chatham Cemetery, Chatham, IL.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Animal Protective League 1001 Taintor Rd. Springfield, IL 62707

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Larry Duke, Father
  • Janet (Logan) Duke, Mother
  • Lisa Hatfield, Sister
  • Jessica Hatfield, Niece
  • Nick Hatfield, Nephew
  • Austin Hatfield, Nephew
  • Annabelle Duke, Grandmother
  • John Duke, Grandfather (deceased)
  • June Logan, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Dean Logan, Grandfather (deceased)
  • David Duke (Rose), Uncle
  • Sandra Bose, Aunt
  • DONATIONS

  • Animal Protective League

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Memories

Nicholas J. "Nick" Duke

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Judy (Branham) Wright

April 7, 2021

Larry, Janet and family,

Ed and I are so sorry to hear of Nick’s passing. Unfortunately we know exactly how you are feeling as we lost our son just 5 months ago. He is buried in Chatham too. I honestly have no words other than to let your friends and family help you. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you all as you navigate this very sad and painful journey.

Sheila Wortham

April 7, 2021

Janet and Family,

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I pray you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

JoAnn & Tom Davis

April 7, 2021

Please accept our sincere condolences. May time and happy memories help you through this difficult time.
JoAnn (sorority sister of Sandy) and Tom Davis

Karen Duke

April 7, 2021

Larry, Janet, Lisa, and Family,

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Nick. We pray that you may keep all of your precious, happy memories always close to your heart. May you find strength in each other during your most difficult times.

-The Duke Family- Mike, Karen, Connor, Cooper, and Cannon

Lynn Vanesse

April 6, 2021

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

Lynn Vanesse

Larry Larson

April 5, 2021

Nick will be Greatly missed. I had many fun times with Nick and Austin Simpson. Once we cooked over 240lbs of chicken wings at the Winery in Oakford. Laughed and had a great time all day. I will truly miss him. RIP. Uncle Larry Larson

Margaret Gaedtka

April 5, 2021

Janet,
I was so very sorry to read of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Margaret Gaedtka

Jan Huson

April 5, 2021

Janet, Larry and Family,

Heartfelt thoughts being sent to you in this time of sorrow.

Jan and Barry Huson

Thearin Family

April 3, 2021

We are heartbroken by your loss. Nick was such a gentle soul. We always enjoyed visiting with him and are so blessed to have known him. He will always be in our hearts. Our prayers are for God's comfort and strength for you all.

Michelle Lechner

April 2, 2021

Larry, Janet and family,
My condolences to your family. I have great memories of Nick when he used to spend the night with us during youth hockey. We have stayed connected through mutual friends even though it’s been sometime since I’ve seen him. My heart goes out to all of you during this most difficult time.
Peace,
Michelle Lechner

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