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Duane Youren

August 6, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - Duane "Geezer" Youren, of Iron Mountain, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, with support from his family at the age of 70.

He was born on May 17, 1942, to the late Fredrick and Marie (LaCousier) Youren. Duane was a 1960 graduate of Kingsford High School. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps, where he received an honorable discharge.

Duane married his wife of 50 years Nancy (Edwards) Youren on Sept. 2, 1961. Duane was a successful electrician, businessman and enjoyed his position at the Dunes in Las Vegas as a security guard. He enjoyed boating, fishing, traveling, golf and a variety of sports.

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Duane is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; two children, Cheryl (Youren) Spencer of Millersville, Md. and Michelle Pilkington of Port Lions, Alaska; one brother, Terry (Liz) Youren of Niagara, Wis.; one sister, Darlene Youren of Iron Mountain; two grandchildren, Lance Cpl. Louis "Douglas" Saunders II, USMC and Dorian Saunders of Gambrills, Md.; and many extended family, cousins, nephews and nieces.

In addition to his parents, Duane was preceded in death by his beloved son, Jeffrey Youren, who passed on Sept. 6, 2008.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, at American Martyrs Catholic Church of Iron Mountain. Rev. Joseph Gouin will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Duane or leave a condolence for his family online at

The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is serving the family.



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