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Duane Belisle

October 25, 2019



Duane V. “Arkie” Belisle, age 91, of Damar, Kansas passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Rooks County Health Center in Plainville, Kansas. He was born January 22, 1928 in Damar to Arthur and Cordelia (Brin) Belisle. On April 15, 1951 he married Patricia Newell at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Damar.

Duane owned Belisle Decorating which specialized in commercial and residential painting. He was a US Army veteran serving in WWII. He was a member of St. Joseph Church and the 4th degree Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, square dancing, playing pool “snooker” in league play traveling to different communities.

He is survived by his wife Patricia of Damar; a son, Paul Belisle and wife Mary of Damar; three daughters, Donna Towns and husband Michael of Palco, Christy Seib and husband Jake of Ness City and Lisa Belisle and Cammi Raab of Overland Park; ten grandchildren, Sarah, Joshua, Mark, Eric, Rachel, Aaron, Ashly, Brent, Karen and Brooke as well as twenty five great grandchildren. Duane's family would like to say a special thank you to his caregivers, Bertha, Connie and Mary for the compassion and care they provided.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Amber Seib and Blake Munsch; a brother, Delmer Belisle and two sisters, Anna Mae Normandin and Sharyl Moos.Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Damar. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday 5 PM – 8 PM and Tuesday 9:30 AM until service time all at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar.

A combined parish vigil and rosary service will be Monday at 7 PM at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Joseph Church or Masses

Arrangements in care of Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

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October 28, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Damar, KS

Combined rosary and vigil service
October 28, 2019

7:00 PM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Damar, KS

Funeral Service
October 29, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Damar, KS

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