Orval Duane Green, 87, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2023, at Israel Family Hospice House. A public visitation will be held at Grandon Funeral & Cremation Care (414 Lincoln Way, Ames Iowa, 50010) on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church (516 Kellogg Ave Ames, Iowa, 50010) at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family for a fund yet to be established.
Duane Green was born to Forest and Mabel (Ball) on March 30, 1936, in Ames, Iowa. He was raised in Ames and graduated from Ames High School in 1954. Duane was a dedicated husband to his beloved wife JoEtta for 66 years and a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather (grandpa great).
Duane worked for the United States Postal Service in Ames and retired after 30 years. In retirement he kept busy as a school bus driver for St. Cecilia Catholic School and Midwest Coaches. Duane enjoyed driving groups to the Mall of America and especially loved driving "The Ladies" to Meskwaki Casino.
Over the years Duane kept busy umpiring softball, watching Ames High football and basketball, camping, playing cards, working on word puzzles, meeting his friends for coffee at Hy Vee in the afternoon, doting over Winston "the dog he didn't want", but most of all his love of bowling. He was a member of the Ames Area Bowling Association Hall of Fame.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife JoEtta of Ames, daughters, Cheryl (JR) DeVore of Collins, Kathy (John) Packer of Ames, Linda (Alan) Essex of Kellogg and Janet (Jeff) Van Horn of Sheldahl. Sister Gloria Estes of Indianola and Brother Ron "Bear" Green of Ames. 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Forest and Mabel Green; sisters, Carol White and Shirley Strudthoff.
So sorry to hear of Duane's passing. He was one of the BEST! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Great friend and fun to bowl with. Loved to him say "KISS A PIG" after he threw a strike. He will be missed.
Just one of a few games I shared watching with Duane. ❤️
In my Heart you will always be…
Your kindness your love and your Smile
Are forever imprinted in my Mind…
You will always be missed
And never forgotten…
May you rest in eternal peace
And feel everyone’s forever love…
Until we meet again in Heaven above.
Thoughts and Prayers for the family!
This is a loss for anyone that knew him! O.D was a great man and always brought a smile to my face whenever he was around! Enjoyed bowling with him and Jo on mixed league. Many thoughts, prayers and hugs for all the family. 🙏 😪
He was a great friend and fellow bowler. We went to many bowling events together and enjoyed every moment of them. He certainly will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.
Keith & Karilyn Hawkins
1936 - 2023 What mattered most is the dash between those years. The dash represents all the time he spent alive on earth and only those who loved him know what that little line is worth. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Orville and I worked together for 30yrs and bowled together for several years. He could be a little feisty at times, bot that was one of the things I enjoyed. He was one of the best bowlers I ever bowled with. He will be missed. Ken Muse
So sorry for your loss Kathy. Prayers to you and your family.
the Seibert's of texas want to say how sorry to hear Duane Pass . Yet we are relieved he is in great company now.. Al Cathy Mike Kim and Jason have to in our prayers JoEtta you folks our always in hearts.
We're so very very sorry, there are not enough words to describe what a personable, humorous, kind, giving, wonderful man. Our thoughts are with the family, hugs to you all 💗
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Ames, IA 50010
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