Duane E King, 83

Duane E King, age 83, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Duane was a tool and die maker and co-founded HKK Machining in 1966. He had worked on the family farm growing up and had previously worked at Hayes-Albion. Duane attended Bryan Alliance Church and had been a longtime member of Clay Church near Kunkle, Ohio. He was a member and past president of the West Unity Chamber of Commerce and a West Unity Area Foundation member. Duane’s passion was fishing, especially on his boat on Lake Erie. He spent as much free time as possible on the lake. He also enjoyed working in the yard and tending his garden, reading and staying current on events and business news, watching college basketball and baseball, walking, bike riding, and playing cards. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Duane E. King was born on March 7, 1937, in Fayette, Ohio, the son of Ervin and Georgiana (Croninger) King. He was a 1955 graduate of Alvordton High School. Duane married Sharon Kay Stover on September 14, 1956, in Kunkle and she survives.

Duane is also survived by his daughters, Sheryl (John) DeGroff, of Bryan, Sheila (Mark) Bowers, of West Unity, Ohio, and Melody (Bruce) Burrowes, of West Unity; sons, Mike (Lisa) King, of West Unity, Matt (Misty) King, of Bryan, and Tyson (Jennifer) King, of Bryan; 14 grandchildren, Jeremiah Johnson, Harmony (Shawn) Beck, Elishah (Austin) Siegel, Baylee (Stefan) Risko, Sarah (Blake) Burkholder, Isaiah (Mandy) King, Sam (Aubree) Burrowes, Mason King, Logan King, Anniston King, Elizabeth King, Addilyn King, Allister King, and Amelia King; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth (Kathy) King, of Fayette; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Joshua Johnson; a sister, Mavis I. King; in-laws, Donald and Doris Stover; and a nephew.

Due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, the family will receive friends while observing social distancing precautions. The family requests visitors use masks in accordance with state mandates. Anyone showing any symptoms of illness is asked to please share condolences by a phone call, email, text message, or leaving a condolence at the funeral home website.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021, from 3:00-7:00 P.M. at Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. in the Bryan Alliance Church with Pastor Logan Feller officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity.

Memorials are requested to Bryan Alliance Church or Bryan Area Foundation.

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