Duane A. Guhlke
July 12, 1947 - December 12, 2009
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Friday 12/18, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service
Davenport Cemetery
Davenport, WA
Sunday 12/13
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Friday 12/18, 7:00 pm

Duane A. Guhlke, age 62, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday morning, December 12, 2009. Duane was born in Davenport, Washington on July 12, 1947, son of the late Herbert and Bonnie (Greenwood) Guhlke. He graduated from the Davenport High School in 1965, received his B.A. degree from Eastern Washington University in 1970,…

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Debbie (Carman) Orvis left a message on December 31, 2009:
Dear Guhlke Family, I cannot believe that Duane is gone. I had the opportunity to visit with him this summer while he was in Davenport. I am so grateful for those few moments. Many years ago when our family moved to Davenport we spent countless hours and had lots of fun with the Guhlke boys. They really are times and memories that I cherish. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Debbie
Penny and Bob Piper left a message on December 18, 2009:
Dear Paula and family, We were so shocked when Bob told us about Duane leaving us. You have all been in our thoughts and prayers all week. Duane, his brothers and sister have all been important in my life and the lives of my parents. Mom & dad loved receiving Duane's silly Christmas gifts every year. And he never came home without making time to spend a little time with them. They loved those visits!! We will all miss Duane. Ona, Penny & Bob
Daniel Katch left a message on December 18, 2009:
To all his family. Duane was a good friend and coworker I will miss him greatly. God bless you all.
Stacy (VanDenHeuvel) Rohr left a message on December 17, 2009:
Megan, I am so sorry to hear about your father's sudden passing. I remember coming to your house in high school, and there your dad was...always with a great big smile on his face. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.
Bill & Kathy Fielder left a message on December 17, 2009:
Megan, We were all saddened by the sudden passing of your father. You had so many wonderful stories of the great times that you have shared with your family and the love and enjoyment that your dad took in the time that he had to spend with John. Those memories will keep your dad in your heart forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jennifer Dickson Palmer left a message on December 17, 2009:
Megan, I am so very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your Father. I hope that in time fond memories of your time together will warm your heart and put a smile on your face. My thoughts are with you and your family. Jen
Barb Doty left a message on December 17, 2009:
Dear Paula and family, It is still hard to believe that Duane is gone from us. Larry and I were classmates of Duane's for all 12 years and he was like a brother to all of us in the 1965 Class at DHS. We all feel the void his passing leaves and we extend our sympathy and prayers to you. The Guhlke's have always been such a caring, fun loving family, it's been an honor to know everyone of them. We will hold you, Randy and Megan, Bob, Jerry, and Charlotte in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Larry and Barb Doty
Don Sigl left a message on December 17, 2009:
I golfed with Duane various times in the Mill Rat golf outings. He was a great guy and we will miss him on our outings. Our sympathy goes to your family at this time. Shelby & Don Sigl
thomas schumacher left a message on December 17, 2009:
Hi Megan, I just heard about your Dad through a friend who saw the news on their facebook page. I just want to say I am deeply sorry and I hope you can savor the memories of the times you had with him. He was always so very, very nice to me and offered advice about soccer, skiing (my one time), but mostly about life in general. It was very easy to see how big of a heart he had. I saw he went to college in eastern WA...not far from where I am right now. I hope you and your family are doing ok and just wanted to drop a line. Take care, Thomas Schumacher
Jody Hanneman left a message on December 16, 2009:
Paula - I am so sorry to hear about Duane. He use to be my supervisor at Hoffmaster, and I use to live in Greenville on Manley Road and gave Duane a ride to work a couple of times. I cannot make the service on Friday, but wanted to tell you I am so sorry for your loss. Jody Hanneman
Gail and Bob Weinholzer left a message on December 16, 2009:
Megan and family, Bob and I were so sorry to hear about your loss! You spoke so lovingly about your dad and especially about his relationship with John. Take care and give yourself the time you need to grieve.
Lisa (Fricke) Hoffmann left a message on December 15, 2009:
Megan, I am so very sorry to hear about your dad's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sharon & Gary Buck left a message on December 15, 2009:
Gary and I were heartbroken to hear the news of Duane's passing. He was such a sweet man. Our prayers and sympathy are with you.
Julie Hinkens left a message on December 15, 2009:
Dear Paula...words cannot express how deeply saddened I am to hear of your beloved husband Duane passing. He truly was a very special man, absolutely giving, tender-hearted, and above all...funny! I am blessed to have known Duane... his silly sense of humor, and friendship were a gift.! He will be truly misssed and always remembered!
JUNE-SAL CIANCIOLA left a message on December 15, 2009:
DEAR PAULA-SO SORRY TO GET THE NEWS -YOU KNOW HOW MUCH WE LOVED BEING WITH YOU TWO--PLEASE KNOW WE ARE THINKING OF YOU AND YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS---FONDLY,JUNE & SAL
Ted Topalu left a message on December 15, 2009:
Dear Paula, I am so very sorry to hear of Duane's passing. He remains one of my most favorite people to have worked with throughout my professional career. Though we only worked together for a couple of years, I learned so much from him. I still reference his teachings and experiences to this day and relay these to my people. To me, he was a person of the highest integrity and caring. Both you and Duane were very kind to us "thin blooded southerners" during our stay in Wisconsin. Please be assured that Elizabeth, Coleman and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Donna Nieuwenhuis left a message on December 15, 2009:
Paula, I am still in shock, as you must be. Duane will be missed by so many people. My love and prayers go out to you and your family. We are out of the country so cannot make it to the service. Donna Nieuwenhuis
Cheryl Heale left a message on December 14, 2009:
Paula and Family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Duane's passing. He was a kind, funnny,loyal friend and I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Cheryl
Sue and Jim Hasz left a message on December 14, 2009:
Paula and Family - We were so sorry to hear of Duane's passing. Duane was such a great man, whose smile and life attitude was infectious. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sue and Jim Hasz
Anne & Fred Sinz left a message on December 14, 2009:
Paula & Megan, We are very sorry to here of Duane passing. Our heart are sad but we are hear for you all. Love, Fred & Anne Sinz
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Greg & Deb Timm left a message on December 14, 2009:
Paula & Megan, we are so sad for your loss. We enjoyed our time with Duane so much in Ft Atkinson in Oct. It gave us a chance to get to know him and appreciate his kindness. Let us know if there is anything we can do. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Wade & Sonya Timm left a message on December 14, 2009:
Megan - We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts truly go out to you. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and most importantly our prayers!
Pam Murphy left a message on December 14, 2009:
Megan and Randy: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Pam Murphy
Jim and Melanie Massen left a message on December 14, 2009:
Megan and Randy, I was very sad upon hearing of Duane's passing. I did not know Duane very well but well enough to know he was a kind and loving man to his family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness. Jim and Melanie Massen
maureen stoffel left a message on December 14, 2009:
Paula, Words cannot describe how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. love Maureen
Judy Meyer left a message on December 14, 2009:
May your heart be filled with warm thoughts and treasured moments of your Dad. Thinking of you with sympathy.
Marybeth Basten left a message on December 14, 2009:
Megan, I was so very saddened to hear of your Dad's sudden death. My prayers are with you and your family. Your Dad's obituary was full of wonderful accolades and I'm sure God has already put some of his talents to work up in Heaven! Little John will be a huge help in bringing some Peace to all of you...in time. Love, Marybeth
Crystal Wahlstrom left a message on December 13, 2009:
I was lucky enough to meet Duane where I work. He was my favorite regular customer, he never failed to make me smile and he always had great advice. Although I was not able to get to know him well, he made a great impression on me and I will miss him very much. My heart goes out to his wife and the rest of his family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy Ver Voort left a message on December 13, 2009:
Paula, I am SO VERY SORRY to hear about Duane's passing!!!! There are no words that can possibly be sufficient at a time like this but I hope you know how loved your whole family is and that you have MANY friends that are here to support you in anyway we can. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with this tremendous loss in your family! Duane was one of the nicest men I'd ever met and he will be GREATLY missed by ANYONE fortunate enough to have met him. Please let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do for you!!!! I know you are probably bombarded right now so I will not call but know that I am here for you! I will see you on Friday for sure! Sending you hugs/lots of love! Hang in there! Love, Tammy
Bill Raudabaugh left a message on December 13, 2009:
I have known Duane for 2 years now through the Appleton West Ski Club. I chaperoned with Duane, Luke Hoffman and Pat Lynch. Duane was scheduled to ski with us Saturday morning and I was so looking forward to seeing him. He was a genuinely great guy and a fun person to be around. I will miss him a lot and a day at the slopes will not be the same without him there. My condolences to Duane's wife and family. I will miss you Duane!
Suzanne Meerdink left a message on December 13, 2009:
Paula, Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Duane was such a great man with a smile that could light up a whole room. If you need anything please just ask. Suzanne & Todd Meerdink
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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