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Obituaries

Obituaries

Willis Howard Dukelow 1928 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for Willis Howard Dukelow, 80, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mr. Dukelow died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.He was born Jan. 15, 1928, in Hutchinson, the son of Howard M. and Sylvia Harrison Dukelow.He attended Hutchinson schools.He later attended Yale and Kansas University, where he earned a master's degree in mathematics.Mr. Dukelow served in the U.S. Navy and attained the rank of ensign.Mr. Dukelow was a computer programmer and worked for IBM, Josten American Yearbook Co. and Lawrence U.S.D. 497.He married Magdalena Redger on Dec. 26, 1951, in Cimarron. She died Sept. 16, 1999.Mr. Dukelow was also preceded in death by a son, Daniel, on Aug. 7, 2005.Survivors include a son, Douglas and wife Robin, Mission; two daughters, Dena Bracciano, Lawrence, and Sharon Reed and husband Bill, Topeka; a brother, Neil Dukelow, Lenexa; two sisters, Betsy Surtees, Wichita, and Catherine Snyder, Wilmington, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Redger, Hutchinson; seven grandchildren, Brianna, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Samantha and Justin Dukelow, and Alex and Blair Bracciano; and many nieces and nephews.Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. before the services at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.