Duane John Kliewer, 88 of Omaha Nebraska died peacefully at home on June 15th, 2022. He was born in Santanta KS on February 15th 1934 to John and Esther Kliewer. Duane graduated from Lawrence High in 1952 and went on to play football for a junior college before proudly serving in the US Navy for four years. During his service he was stationed on the USS Forrestal and was also a Navy boxer.
He attended the University of Kansas where he met the love of his life Marie Annette Otto and they were married in Fort Scott Kansas on November 22, 1959. They shared 62 years of marriage and were blessed with 4 children who they both devoted their time and love to, creating a legacy of family memories.
Duane received his Master’s degree from UNO in 1973. He spent his working years as a physical therapist and was both skilled and passionate about his focus on helping children. Duane was a man of strong faith and character.
He was a lifelong Jayhawks fan and could always be found cheering them on. He was a creative and talented artist and loved to draw, even into his last years of life.
Most importantly he was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather, and will be tremendously missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents John and Esther Kliewer and sister Geraldine “Gerry” Dodge.
He is survived by his wife Marie Annette Kliewer; his children Brian Kliewer (Kim), Lisa Lind (Cameron), Julie Havener (David), and John Kliewer; his grandchildren Lindsey Kliewer and Anthony Lind; and many other beloved relatives and friends.
Services will be held in Fort Scott Kansas at 10 am Tuesday June 22nd at Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Memorials can be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project.