Duane E. Tubach, 87, was born on May 31, 1929 to Otto and Cora (Wallraff) Tubach in Falls City.
He graduated from Falls City High School and pursued his education at Midlands College in Fremont, NE. Duane enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base. After 20 years in the Service, he retired and continued with a new position in the U.S. Postal Service in Omaha until permanently retiring in 1989.
Duane married Phyllis Ann Bechtelheimer on Nov. 11, 1951 and to this union were born two children: daughter, Diana Susan, born on Feb. 19, 1955 and son, Douglas Stephen, born on Dec. 18, 1957.
Duane Eugene was a kind and gentle man who was always careful not to hurt anyone’s feelings and rarely spoke a harsh word. He had a wonderful sense of humor with a quick wit. Always a faithful husband, he loved his family, home, old movies, model cars and planes, spending hours meticulously assembling and painting them.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis A. Tubach; father, Otto, and mother, Cora.
He is survived by children, Diana Uhrich (Jeffrey) and Douglas Tubach (Dorothy “Dot”); stepgrandchildren, and stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, Allan Tubach (Dorothy), sister, Donna Tubach-Davis (Stephen Davis); nieces, Lisa Tubach and Heather Heger Trezise (Art) and family; cousin, Karen Yohe Zimmerman (Julius “Julie”) and family; and many other cousins.
A graveside service will be held, Thursday, April 13, at 10:30am at Evergreen Memorial Park in Omaha, with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family, Endless Journey Hospice, or a charity of your choice.