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Duane John

Died: Wed., Sep. 7, 2016


No services to be held


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Robert “Duane” John, a long time Pocatello resident, passed away at his home on September 7, 2016,  he was 86 years old. 

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed motorcycles, camping, hunting, and fly fishing with good friends.  Duane was instrumental in beginning the recreation in Seagull Bay.  He knew every reservoir, river, and creek; no bass could hide from him. 

Born in Pocatello, Duane graduated from Pocatello High School (Class of 1949), enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served honorably during the time of the Korean War.  Upon discharge, he returned to Pocatello and worked for the Conoco Bulk Plant, Boise Cascade, and Kraft, as a line mechanic.  Duane was both inventive and talented, and could fix or modify anything; his natural mechanical ability was enhanced by the Idaho State University Vocational Technical courses.  His knowledge of current events made for exciting conversations. 

Duane was one of three brothers, and was preceded in death by his father and mother, Cecil John and Evelyn Wright; his brother, Wesley John; and his infant son, Larry John.  Duane is survived by his brother, James Wright; nephews; and nieces.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no services held.

Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID, is caring for Duane’s family.

 

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Carrol Horne
   Posted Fri September 09, 2016
I am so sad to read that Duane has passed away. I got to know him when Val brought him out for eggs then he came every 2-3 weeks for eggs and visit. I know he is in the Heavens with Val now...So glad I got to know him, he was a sweet man. Prayers for his Family.

Ken Lyon
   Posted Tue September 13, 2016
Duane was a good friend of my father (Bill) and Phares Frank. They had many fun trips together catching fish out in their" boob tubes ". When I would mention to my dad that they were all so good at catching fish he always gave Duane much of the credit as being the most innovative of the group. He was the original float tube fisherman of southeast Idaho! Hopefully these three are now reunited to fish in the land of Paradise...

TIM W ERIKSEN
   Posted Tue September 13, 2016
DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO DJ'S FAMILY. HE AND I SPENT MANY HOURS TO GATHER FISHING, RIDING DIRT BIKES, REVIEWING SLIDES AND HOME MOVIES, REPAIRING CARS, WORKING ON DIRT BIKES, ETC. WE ENJOYED MANY CONVERSATIONS INVOLVING MANY MUTUAL FRIENDS, PLACES AND ACTIVITIES. HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL OF US. SINCERELY, TIM W. ERIKSEN

Darrellyn Kniffen
   Posted Wed September 14, 2016
This message is from Paul Deffinger, a good friend, and helped care for Duane! Many memories of camping, trail riding which Duane loved! He will be missed! RIP, BUDDY!7

Darrellyn Kniffen
   Posted Wed September 14, 2016
This message is from Darrellyn Kniffen, a new friend, met Duane through Paul Deffinger! I am grateful I got meet Duane, he was unique and I enjoyed his seventies attire! RIP Duane!

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