Duane L. Siders, 71

Duane L. Siders, 71, of Lagro, died at 11:26 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash, due to complications from a stroke. 

He was born Nov. 18, 1947, in Wabash, to Don and Mary (Brinson) Siders.

Duane was a 1966 graduate of Northfield High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Mediterranean and Vietnam, aboard the USS Meredith 890 as a 2nd class radioman.

Duane married Carole Coldren in Richvalley, on Jan. 18, 1972. He worked several years at CMI in Wabash as head of the CMM department, he then retired from Symmetry Medical in Warsaw in 2014 as the programming and training head for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.

Duane was a member of the American Dairy Goat Association for 27 years. He enjoyed scroll sawing art work, flying airplanes on his computer, and the outdoors. Duane loved his grandchildren, and took several of them on a trip to Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Carole Siders of Lagro; two children, Judie (Todd) Branham of Andrews, and Penne (Jeff) Geisleman of Huntington; four grandchildren, Lacy Good of Fort Wayne, Sarah Good of Huntington, Shane Branham and Tyler Branham, both of Andrews; two step-grandchildren, Michelle Delagrange of Shirley, and Aaron Geisleman of Huntington; three step-great-grandchildren, Ashley Delagrange, Brandon Delagrange, and Kameron Delagrange; three brothers, Phillip (Peggy) Siders of Lagro, Ed (Kathe) Siders of Spring, Texas, and Mark (Camille) Siders of Ashland, Ore., a sister, Janet (David) Jones of Taylor, Texas, and brother-in-law, Samuel Coldren of Richvalley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and step-grandson, Tyler Geisleman.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Melissa Rice officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call 4-8 pm., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Lagro Volunteer Fire Department.

The memorial guest book for Duane may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Aug 06