Duane "Duke" Van Dyke

  • Born: November 14, 1949
  • Died: November 18, 2019
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Duane "Duke" Van Dyke, 70, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, November 18, 2019. Duane was born November 14, 1949 in Worthington, Minnesota to Roger W. and Mildred E. (Miller) Van Dyke. A memorial service will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Memorial Service of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA) with visitation an hour prior to service.

Duane graduated from Leeds High School in Sioux City, Iowa in June 1968. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971. He then went on to Des Moines Area Community College and earned an applied associate of arts degree in June 1974. He was in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1976 to 1987 and served in Greece. He went on to work in the Fifth Judicial District of the Fort Des Moines Correctional Facility after his time in the Army. He was an active member in the AFSCME union.

On March 15, 2003, Duane married Kristen Deanna Willey in Sioux City, Iowa. He was affiliated with the LCMS church and enjoyed watching baseball, football, and basketball. His favorite team was the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kristen; children, Logan J. Van Dyke, Landon B. Van Dyke, Andrew N. Jero, and Adam D. Van Dyke; siblings, Barbara Ruehmann, Phyllis Olson, Cynthia Weaver, and Karen (Charles) James; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and numerous aunts and uncles.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Duane.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear about Duane.

Posted by Monte Weaver - Canyon Lake, TX - Friend   November 27, 2019

My heart goes out to you Kristen and family. Prayers and hugs to you and yours during this time of sorrow May the Lord bless you and family.. Christine Costello

Posted by christine Costello - Des Moines, IA - Friend   November 19, 2019

Duane was very kind & very active in his church where he would greet everybody with a welcome smile. Please accept our condolences.

Posted by Rev. David & Viviane Kottlowski - Ankeny, IA - Friend   November 19, 2019

Kristin and family
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories comfort you in the days ahead,

Posted by Merlea Schultz - Urbandale, IA - Coworker   November 19, 2019

Duane and I worked together side by side for 24 years. He was a dedicated employee for the 5th Judicial District Mens Residential Facility. He was a Good Friend and co-worker.

Posted by gerry welch - Grimes, IA - Friend   November 19, 2019