Donald Eugene Duncan, 75, of Kearney, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2023, of congestive heart failure at the Excelsior Springs Hospital. Don was born August 23, 1947, in Excelsior Springs, the son of Golden and Ruby (Trainer) Duncan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Dolores Jean Holt.
Don was a graduate of the Excelsior Springs High School Class of 1965. During his high school years, he was a lifeguard at Lake Maurer and also worked at the A&M Bakery. After attending Central Missouri State in Warrensburg for two years, Don returned to Excelsior Springs where he worked at Avsco Plastics and then Westfall-O’Dell Motors. He retired in 2008 as an electrician for the North Kansas City School District.
Don was a former member of the Excelsior Springs Elks Lodge and former president of the Excelsior Springs Jaycees. He held a Boy Scout Life Rank and was a proud member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.
Don was an avid hunter, fisherman, and vintage Jeep restorer. He loved camping with his wife and RV group, riding four wheelers in Wyoming, listening to local bands, country and gospel music, and most of all, his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anita (Cave) Duncan; his son, David Eric and daughter-in-law Carrie Duncan; grandchildren, Benjamin Donald Duncan, Catherine Elizabeth Duncan, and William David Duncan; and brother, Dale Edward and sister-in-law Kathy Duncan.
The family would especially like to express its deep gratitude and appreciation to the entire staff at the Excelsior Springs Hospital for their kindness and care throughout this difficult time.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
It was with great sadness that I learned of Donny’s passing. We were childhood friends and I thought of him and his brother Dale and their parents often with fond memories. I will remember him always. He was a fine man and an excellent human being. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Donnie was a part of my life growing up in Excelsior. I knew him from coaching me in little league baseball and met him over the years from working at Kramer’s. He was always nice, friendly and fun to talk to. He was a vital part of our town and will be missed by many, especially me. Love you, Don. God Bless you.
I’m truly sorry for your family’s loss. May he rest in peace … Sending caring Blessings to you all.
So sorry to learn of Don’s passing. As a high school friend of Don’s, I will only say that friends are friends forever, not just today! God be with all his family.
So sorry to hear of your loss Anita and family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
I didn’t realize he was a member of the Tribe-of-Micasay (sp) like my dad.
We’ll keep in touch.
Anita, it has been many, many years but I have thought of you and your family often.
My sister lives in Kearney and I thought to look up your address, that’s when I saw Don’s obituary.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your comfort and peace.
With thoughts and much love.