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Obituaries

Obituaries

William L. "Willie" LaDuke 1961 - 2008 Oskaloosa

Funeral services for William L. "Willie" LaDuke, 47, of rural Oskaloosa, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will be at the Underwood Cemetery, Williamstown. Mr. LaDuke died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at his home after a long battle with cancer.He was born Aug. 25, 1961, in Lawrence, the son of Lloyd "Cap" and Donna C. Beery LaDuke. He was a lifelong resident of the Buck Creek Road community of rural Oskaloosa, where he farmed all his working life.He married Eugenia "Geni" Lynn Summerville on Oct. 22, 1982, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include a son, John "Duke," Oskaloosa; a daughter, Jamie LeAnne LaDuke Clagett, Oskaloosa; and two sisters, Anna Kopp, Perry, and Sarah Peters, Lawrence. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Ree Summerville and Donna Ann Blevins.The family will meet friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the Jefferson County Friends of Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http;//www.barnettchapeloaks.com">www.barnettchapeloaks.com</a>, subject: W. LaDuke.