December 23, 1934 - April 25, 2021
Duane Robert Wackerly, 86, of Saginaw, went to be with his Savior on Sunday, April 25, 2021 after a long illness with his family by his side. He was a loving, kind, and caring family man and will be greatly missed. Duane was born on December 23, 1934 in Saginaw, the son of the late William and Emma (Meier) Wackerly. Duane graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1953 and went on to proudly serve in the National Guard. On June 30, 1956, Duane married the love of his life, the former Denice Weiker. Together they shared almost 65 years of marriage, four wonderful children, and countless memories. Duane was a pattern maker for General Motors and then went on to work for Kibbe Engineers. A dedicated man of faith, Duane was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. He served as President and was on many boards, including overseeing the building of the church. He belonged to the Saginaw Twp. Fire Department and the Saginaw Twp. Police Department. Duane enjoyed woodworking, visiting the family cottage in Hale, and above all spending time with his family – especially his grandchildren, they were the lights of his life. Duane leaves to carry on his legacy, his loving wife Denny; children, Kim (Dan) Collison, Kelly Hirschman, Robin Wackerly, and Lori (Tim) Bolton; grandchildren, Adam Collison, Andy Collison, Keri (Shane) Dennis, Brent (Madison) Hirschman, Dr. Derek (Sarah) Hirschman, and Amanda Bolton; great-granddaughters, Henley and Blake Hirschman, and great-granddaughter on the way, Parker Hirschman; sister, Nancy Carey; siblings-in-law, Xenny (Bill) Johnson and Dr. Garron (Pat) Weiker; nieces and nephews, Heather Babcock, Keeli Johnson, and Christopher Johnson, along with several friends. In addition to his parents, Duane was welcomed home to heaven by his in-laws, Fred (Jan) Weiker and Iva (Hank) Newcomb, and brother-in-law, Paul Carey. Duane’s family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and again on Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 10:00 AM until the time of his 11:00 AM Memorial Ceremony, officiated by Covenant Resident Chaplin, Elsie Marvin, at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1550 Midland Rd., between State & Gratiot. Memorial contributions may be directed to Palliative Care at Covenant or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
Duane Robert Wackerly, 86, of Saginaw, went to be with his Savior on Sunday, April 25, 2021 after a long illness with his family by his side. He was a loving, kind, and caring family man and will be greatly missed. Duane was born on December... View Obituary & Service Information
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