In Memory of

Donald G. Duncan

February 20, 1924 - February 6, 2020
From: Lake City, IA | Originally: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City - Donald G. Duncan, 95, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Shady Oaks Care Center, Lake City. 

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at St. Paul’s Lutheran and Presbyterian Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor James Hoover Mossman officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City, with Military Graveside Rites by the Rockwell City Veterans Organization.   Visitation will be 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Palmer and Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.  

 Don was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn; daughter Sheryl Kneeland; brothers Gene, Glen, Bill; sisters Virginia Maundernach, Joan Krause and Shirley Willcutt. 

He is survived by sons Craig (Ann) of Sandy, Utah, Mark of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Steven of Ames, Iowa and son-in-law Dale Kneeland of Austin, Texas. He is also survived by his sister Ellen Bauer of Humbolt, Iowa and four grandchildren; Tonya Gleichman, Troy Duncan, Regan Dillman and Carrie Duncan. He was loved and will be missed by many nieces, nephews and three great-grandchildren as well. 


Don was born on February 20, 1924 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Charles and Mame Duncan.  He was one of eight children; three brothers and four sisters. At the age of ten, he and his family moved to Sac City, Iowa.  Don was a WWII veteran, serving in the South Pacific, and was very proud of his service. He was a member of the AMVETS for his entire adult life. 

In 1950, he married Evelyn Schulte. They settled in Rockwell City in 1955 and raised four children. Don worked for Iowa Public Service (Mid America) for thirty-three years and retired in 1986.  He would joke that he had been in every house in Rockwell City and knew almost everyone in town as part of his job.      

Don lived his life with a positive attitude and had a good sense of humor. Don enjoyed gardening and fishing.  He was an excellent cook and never missed a meal. We will miss his smile and twinkling blue eyes.  

Many thanks to the staff at Shady Oaks for taking care of our dad.  

Memorials may be left to family discretion.



Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:51 PM
“Craig Mark and Steven you have our deepest sympathy ”
- Dennis And Barb Yeazel

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 4:45 PM
“Deepest Sympathy to all
Laura Dischler Rodriguez ”
- Laura Dischler Rodriguez

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 3:22 PM
“So sorry for Don’s passing. Many memories of living next to your family when we were young kids. ”
- Martin and Peggy Hildreth

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 2:06 PM
“The Duncan's and my family's back yards butted up against each other. Don and my father worked for Iowa Public Service for many years. What I remember most about Don was his vegetable garden. He spent many hours tending to the plants and said I'd chosen a good career when I became a horticulturist. My garden was never as big as the one Don planted, though. He often shared fresh vegetables with my mother after she gave up gardening. Evelyn or Don would make sure she had plenty to eat. My thoughts are with the family during this time.”
- Duane Farnell

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 2:06 PM
“Our sympathy to the family.”
- Gerri & Jane McCurdy

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 2:06 PM
“R.I.P Mr. Duncan my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 🙏.”
- Todd Torvik

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 11:17 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your father.”
- Ron & Kathy Johnson

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