Duane Leland Morgan, 90, of Artesian died, Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Mitchell. Funeral services are 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 23, at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Artesian. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Tuesday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Duane Leland Morgan was born September 3, 1928 to Virgil and Blanche (Ferguson) Morgan in Mitchell, SD. He grew up on a farm south of Artesian. Duane attended high school in Artesian, graduating in 1946. He served in the US Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. He returned to the Artesian area and farmed. Duane was united in marriage to Virginia Kay Wendt on October 9, 1960. The couple had six children and continued farming until his retirement. They spent their winters in Harlingen, TX. He enjoyed traveling, flying his planes, and working on building a plane. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids.
Duane is survived by his wife of 58 years Virginia; six children, Dennis (Donna) Morgan, Artesian, Darla (Pat) Kiner, Mitchell, Daryl (Anna) Morgan, Abilene, TX, Dale (Marie) Morgan, Artesian, Darren (Anita) Morgan, Abilene, TX, Dean Morgan, Forestburg; 13 grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 4 step-great-grandchildren; and sister Doris Hart, Mitchell.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Bethal; three brothers-in-law, Les Fawcett, Doug Hart, and Robert Wendt.