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“Remembering your wedding day and the time we accidentally ran into you all at the DQ. That was a fun time of visiting together. You are in our...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: LesShirley Bertsch - Sioux Falls, SD

“I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you when I can not be there in person. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Katie Nelson - Minneapolis, MN

“Shelley and family I am so sorry for your loss. Duncan was such a good man. I have so many memories of hanging in the dorms, hanging in the locker...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Chad Remington - Sioux Falls, SD

“My condolences to the Tilton family. There is never really anything that could be said that can provide comfort during grief. My heart is with you...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Shelly LaPlant - Lakewood, CO

“I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Erin Bateman - Ankeny, IA

“I am so sorry for the loss of a great man. God bless you and your family during this difficult time. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Gene Lind - West Des Moines,, IA

“Our boys have played sport together in Ankeny through the years. (Hunter McCabe) Words cannot begin to express how sorry we are to hear of your...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Nichole McCabe - Ankeny, IA

“Shelley So sorry to hear about Duncan. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time. Although it's difficult todayTo see...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Renes - Coworker

“Shelley Duncan will be truly missed. Such a wonderful man to be around at the baseball field cheering on our boys. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Mindy Cline - Ankeny, IA

“I'm going to miss you big guy! May you watch over your loved ones from above and fly high on golden wings my friend❤ ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Vincent - Family Friend

“To a loving father and husband; you will always be loved and never forgotten. Your wife said you were always there for people and this is so true. I...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Candice Wartick - WY

“Shelly my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I lived across the hall from you and Maggie. I pray for comfort. May God continue to give...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Lori Bertram - Brookings, SD

“Shelley, I will be thinking of you and the kids and keeping you in my prayers. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: JK Huey - San Antonio, TX

“Ah Duncan... MAN! I wish I had some words to make the hurt stop or the tears to stop flowing. You were such a good friend. We lived across the hall...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Chad Remington - Sioux Falls, SD

“The Dieters family sends our condolences to All of Duncan's family...special hugs to the Roeman family . ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Chris Dieters - Larchwood, IA


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John "Duncan" Tilton,53, loving husband to Michelle, and father to Rylee and Drew passed away Monday July 13th in Ankeny Iowa. A visitation will be held 5-7 p.m., Thursday, July 16th at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 17th at Prairie Ridge Church (825 NW 36th St). In honor of John please wear, Longhorns, Cowboys, or Astros apparel. Following the burial there will be a gathering at the Tilton Residence.

Duncan was born February 11, 1967 to Gary and Linda (Duncan) Tilton in Lakeland Florida. Duncan graduated from Natrona County High School in Casper Wyoming and went on to the University of Sioux Falls. He played football for the Cougars and graduated with a degree in Business in 1991. This is where he met his wife Michelle (Shelley) and they were married in November of 1991. They were blessed with two children, Rylee Nicole in 2000 and Andrew Duncan in 2002. Duncan worked for Hot Stuff Pizza and Schwans early in his career and then became a stay at home dad where he made the whole world run for the Tilton family. He had a great love for life and was apparent in his ability to talk to anyone, anywhere, at any time. He fiercely loved the people he knew and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Duncan had a passion for all things Texas, the Dallas Cowboys and most importantly his family. He loved nothing more than being with his kids, watching them play sports, and watching them grow up. He loved his dalmatian dogs Sam and Leo and was known around Ankeny for walking his dogs. He attended Prairie Ridge Church and was a man of faith.

He is survived by his wife Michelle, daughter Rylee (20) and son Drew (17). Duncan will also be lovingly remembered by sister Lindsey (Rich Roemen), their children, Koleby Harshfield (Harper and Liam) , Kensey Allen (Creighton), and Bailee Roemen, his Mother and Father in law Ron and Peggy Kruschwitz, Brother in law Brad Kruschwitz (Kris and Alex), Sister in law Jennifer Jones (Ty and Bryce).

He was preceded in death by his parents Gary and Linda Tilton.

Please follow this link if you would like to watch the service live: https://vimeo.com/439273805/affa6d82a4