Duane Harold McCauley was born on August 20, 1954 to Harold and Jennie McCauley at Fairfield, NE. He departed this life on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Sutton, Nebraska at the age of 65 years.
Duane was raised with three sisters; Vivian, Chris, and Donita on a farm outside of Edgar, NE. Duane graduated from Clay Center High School. After attending college and moving back into the Edgar area, he met and married Susan Neighbors on August 26, 1983. They went on to expand their family with the birth of their son, Cody and daughter, Jacy.
Duane spent many years working by traveling around the countryside in his semi before he retired and went back to working in the local area. In 2000, Duane suffered a tragic accident that left him disabled. Throughout the years Duane got to know and become friends with many different people.
In his spare time, he enjoyed country music, western movies, going camping, fishing, horse riding, and raising some hell with his friends. Some of the pleasures in his life were from spending time with his family and the four-legged kind. His longtime pal in his later years was his faithful companion Shadow who rode with him everywhere. Duane had a love for horses throughout his life which helped him become part of the Saddle Club, a group of people who also enjoyed riding horses and following the pony express trails. Duane also was good with helping out his friends when they needed an extra hand whether it was helping with harvest or moving cattle among other different adventures. He was good to lend a hand but wasn't so good with asking for help when he needed it. Duane had a good heart even though he could be stubborn, and bull headed at times. He cared deeply for the people who he considered friends and family.
He is survived by his ex-wife Susan, his children Cody and Jacy, his two sisters, Chris and Donita, nieces, Jennie and Heather Roemmich, sister in law Deb and Clark Stertz and nieces, Cai and Deana. Plus, countless other friends and family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law, Steve Roemmich.
Graveside services will be held Thursday 1:00 pm June 11, 2020 at the Edgar Cemetery, Edgar, NE. Pastor David King will be officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com. Williams Funeral Home of Edgar, NE is in charge of the arrangements.
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