Duane Allen Rysh

August 15th, 1950March 11th, 2020

In Loving Memory of Duane A. Rysh, 1950 ~ 2020

Duane was born August 15, 1950 in Boulder, Colorado and lived in the area for most of his life. He graduated from Lafayette High School in 1968 and finished his Associate's Degree before joining the Air Force in 1970. 

Duane's time in the Air Force was spent mostly in Europe. He was part of the intelligence office, stationed in Berlin. While there, he spent his leave traveling to many other European cities and sites. 

When he came home from the military in 1972, Duane began a long career as an electrical technician. He worked many years for IBM and later Lexmark. Outside of work, he loved hiking and geocaching, photography, and attending events like air shows and community theater. Duane was always close with his family and especially loved his role as an Uncle.

Duane was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Rysh, and his brother, Timothy Ray Rysh. He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Rysh, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all who knew him. 



Visitation Monday, March 13 at 9:30 am. Funeral to follow at 10 am, both to be held at Darrell Howe Mortuary. Burial will follow in Lafayette Cemetery. 


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