By McMahon Funeral Home
Duane Lawrence Graetz, 52, of New Franken, returned to his heavenly home on Wednesday, November 02, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm faith in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him everlasting peace.
Duane was born on June 17, 1964. His parents, Harold and Edith Graetz, raised him in Pound, WI. He graduated from Coleman High School in 1982. He then went on to study to be a mechanic. He spent over 20 years selling Matco Tools, with routes in both Manitowoc and Green Bay. Due to his diagnosis, Duane ended his career after working for two years at Imperial Supplies in Green Bay. He made friends with everyone he worked with and always spotted someone he knew while out and about.
Duane was passionate and hardworking in all that he did. He will always be remembered for his ability to make anyone laugh and his joy in helping anyone in need. He is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate that he is at peace with his creator.
Duane is survived by his wife, Amanda Graetz; four children, Vanessa Graetz, Sabrina Graetz, Aiden Graetz, Serenity Douglas; Amy Graetz, former wife and mother of Vanessa and Sabrina; his mother, Edith Graetz; his siblings, Sharon (Roger) Heisel, Judy (Robert) Homburg, Jeff (Tina) Kovnesky, Jon (Jill) Kovnesky, Jerry (Renee) Kovnesky; many other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 07, 2016 at Central Church, 831 Schoen Street, Green Bay, WI 54302, between 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Mark Cox officiating.
All are welcome to celebrate Duane’s life.
Burial will take place privately at Elm Grove Cemetery in Laney, WI at a later date.
McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Graetz Family. www.mcmahonfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Duane’s name.
Duane’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Jennifer Connelly and her staff at the Cancer Center, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI for the care and support they have provided to Duane over the past year.