6 N Main • Caldwell, KS • 620-845-6424
February 1, 1923 ~ August 1, 2018
Alfred Duane Scribner was born the second son to William Joseph and Lou Mae Hull Scribner on February 1, 1923, in Renfrow, Oklahoma. He passed away peacefully at his home in Caldwell on August 1, 2018 at the age of 95.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Kenneth and grandson Chad.
He is survived by his wife, Mona; daughters, Connie Eckermann and husband Mick, Vonya Schwertfeger and husband Bill; grandchildren, Rohn and Sheri Eckermann, Kent and Denise Eckermann, Craig Eckermann and Jenny Shaffer all of Caldwell, Tracey and Chris Overall of Arkansas City, Kansas; great-grandchildren, Amanda Eckermann, Ashton Spore (Ethan), Weston Eckermann, Mason Eckermann, Chris and Monique Eckermann of Wichita, Kansas, Emma and Christopher Overall; great-great-grandchildren, Mikkel, Nyah, Mya Eckermann and Koba Spore; special sister-in-law, Joan Arterburn; sons not by birth but by choice, Rod Lungren, Bob Mandevill, C. L. Henton; and many other relatives and friends.
Duane grew up in Renfrow. He married Lois Werneke on Jan 10, 1942 and farmed in the Refrow area. He served in the military from 1942 – 1945. In 1956 he moved his family to a farm west of Caldwell where he continued farming and did carpentry in the off season. He enjoyed keeping ponies for his girls and their friends to ride. Duane was an avid bowler, once bowling a 300.
In 1963 the family moved into Caldwell where he went to work as a mail carrier and also worked at Caldwell Equipment. This later became Scribs Fertilizer.
Duane married Mona Scott Czaplinski in 1968. As a pastime they enjoyed coyote hunting (which was passed on to the grandkids), raising and racing horses and passing time with his extended family and many friends.
In October Duane and Mona would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Duane lived a long, full and happy life. He served his country and was passionate about the things he believed in. He was filled with piss and vinegar and rarely slowed down. He never met a stranger, was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. The world will not be the same without him. Rest peacefully - we love you.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 Monday, August 6, 2018 at the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas.
Memorials may be given in memory of Duane to the Caldwell Historical Society, for the back wall project, or to Air Warrior Courage Foundation and left in care of the mortuary.