Richard 'Duane' Searcey
Duane Searcey, 89, passed away on Nov. 8 at the Independence House in Lincoln. He was born on Feb. 12, 1928 in Summerfield, Kan.
Duane was a U.S. Army veteran who served his country honorably. He was a rare, "gentle" man who never knew an enemy. After losing his first wife, Vonnie, he married Dolly Doyle in 1986, and his love was also most rare.
At his request, his body has been donated to the Anatomical Research at Creighton University, and cremation followed. He wanted his brain examined due to the horrid disease he endured: dementia and Alzheimer's.
At a future date, his family will have a quiet burial at the Beatrice Cemetery.