Duane E. Kallhoff
1932 – 2016
Funeral services for Duane E. Kallhoff, age 83, of Tilden, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilden.
Reverend Michael Awe will officiate, with burial to be in Lutheran Cemetery in Tilden.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7603, American Legion Post 170, and American Legion Riders.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
Duane died Sunday, January 31, 2016, at his residence.
Duane E. Kallhoff, son of August and Nilah (Buck) Kallhoff, was born November 26, 1932, in Wheeler County, Nebraska. He was baptized at First Christian Church in Wayne, Nebraska on July 20, 1947.
Duane graduated from Tilden High School in 1949. He farmed prior to entering the United States Army. He served his country from 1955 until 1959. Duane was a Battalion Supply Sergeant with 106 Transportation Company.
On April 3, 1955, he was united in marriage to Karleen Sanne at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilden by Reverend H.H. Sagehorn. One son, Steve, was born to them.
Duane was involved in sales work with Kohl’s Chevrolet and Case at Tilden. He then was manager and co-owner of Meadow Grove Grain Company. After selling the elevator in 1979, Duane became a sales representative for Kent Feed Company.
He retired in 1998. He became a communicant member of Immanuel Lutheran Church on March 29, 1955, and was a longtime member of the church choir.
Duane enjoyed his 4-H years with St. Clair Valley Feeders. He was a past member of Toastmaster in Norfolk, Nebraska and the Lions Club in Meadow Grove, Nebraska. Duane was proud to have been a past member of the Tilden Volunteer Fire Department for many years.
He served eight years on the Tilden City Council. Duane was also a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7603 and American Legion Post 170 both of Tilden, in which he served on the Color Guard.
Duane is survived by his wife, Karleen; son Steve and wife Tammy of Tilden; grandchildren, Sarah and Scott of Tilden; great-grandson, Jace of Berthold, North Dakota; brother-in-law, Caryl Carstensen of Mesa, Arizona; nieces, Debra Schmoker, Diane Slaight, and Denise Cook; three great-nephews; three great-nieces; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Donna Carstensen.
Please direct memorials to Tilden Volunteer Fire Department, Tilden Rescue Squad, Meadow Grove Rescue Squad, Tilden-Meadow Grove Foundation, or Orphan Grain Train in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Duane E. Kallhoff