Victor Sanford Duea Jr
November 3, 1932 - November 14, 2012
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Victor Sanford Duea, Jr. 80 of rural Nevada passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 19 in the Memorial Lutheran Church, 701 11th Street in Nevada. Burial, with military rites, will follow in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery.
Sanford was born on November 3, 1932 in Roland to Victor S. and Ruth M. (Durby) Duea, Sr. While growing up he enjoyed the 4H Club and showing hogs at the County and State Fair. He graduated from McCallsburg High School in 1950. Following high school, Sanford went into the farming business and in 1953 was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in Germany until 1955. After his military service, he returned to Iowa and attended Iowa State University to study farm operations. On a fateful 1956 bus trip to the Ozarks and a couple of years of courtship, Sanford was united in marriage to Neva M. Reeves on September 20, 1958 at the Ankeny Methodist Church. In 1961, they moved to the rural Colo area to engage in farming and raise purebred Duroc Hogs for 50 years. He has been a long term member of the Memorial Lutheran Church where for many years he sang in the choir and also served on the church council. Sanford was also a long term member of the National Duroc Association and served nine years on the Colo Rural Coop Board. He is a current member of the 500 Card Club and the Kiwanis Golden K Club here in Nevada.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Neva of Nevada; three daughters, Cindy (Morri) Montazeri of Mukilteo, WA, Cheryl (Bruce) Slagle of Mexico, MO, and Connie (Todd) VandeKamp of Pleasantville; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters, Mary Ruth (Robert) Egemo of The Village, FL and Corrine (Jack) Thomas of Columbia, SC; and a brother David (Mary) Duea of LaJolla, CA.
Sanford was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter Jacqueline M. Slagle.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 18 from 4-6:00 p.m. again at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada.
Chet Ryan Mortuary has been entrusted with the care of Sanford and his family.
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Sun, November 18, 2012
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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Memorial Lutheran Church


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Mon, November 19, 2012
10:30 PM


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nolan egemo
Nov 17, 2012

Spent my High school summers on Uncle Sandy and Aunt Neva's farm. The old windmill had the best cold water from the pump. Sun sets were the best. Uncle Sandy let my brother and I drive the truck and tractors. He was ... more

Nov 17, 2012
Spent my High school summers on Uncle Sandy and Aunt Neva's farm. The old windmill had the best cold water from the pump. Sun sets were the best. Uncle Sandy let my brother and I drive the truck and tractors. He was a lot of fun to be with and always had positive things to say about life.

nolan egemo
Robert Britson
Nov 17, 2012

Sending love your way as you celebrate Sanford's life and walk with God in this time of "new beginnings." Sanford inspired us by his love for family, enthusiasm for life, energy for hard work and for his faith. Cousin... more

Nov 17, 2012
Sending love your way as you celebrate Sanford's life and walk with God in this time of "new beginnings." Sanford inspired us by his love for family, enthusiasm for life, energy for hard work and for his faith. Cousin Helen Peterson wanted us to be sure to greet you all on her behalf as she will be unable to attend services there. She recalled many good childhood times with him on the farm. Cousin Don Stout asked us, also, to share his condolences. We are thankful to have been blessed by Sanford's life and example. Love, Robert and Janice in NC

Robert Britson
Karen Carr
Nov 16, 2012

Uncle Sandy was a great man! He always had lots of love and kindness for everyone. Our family enjoyed our trips every summer to visit him and his family on his farm. We had so much fun and Uncle Sandy made the last ni... more

Nov 16, 2012
Uncle Sandy was a great man! He always had lots of love and kindness for everyone. Our family enjoyed our trips every summer to visit him and his family on his farm. We had so much fun and Uncle Sandy made the last night we were there very special every time we came to visit. I never wanted to leave. He was amazing!! I will cheerish all the wonderful times he came to visit me in Indianapolis, California and Texas. I will truly miss him. He made you smile. Uncle Sandy holds a very special place in my heart.

Karen Carr
Leah Suchta
Nov 16, 2012

I have very special memories of my Uncle Sandy. When I was growing up, we would visit his farm. He let us play with all the kittens and then he would take all of us to see the baby pigs. He made everything fun...he ev... more

Nov 16, 2012
I have very special memories of my Uncle Sandy. When I was growing up, we would visit his farm. He let us play with all the kittens and then he would take all of us to see the baby pigs. He made everything fun...he even made a game out of walking beans. He would treat all of us to pizza and ice cream. He had a smile that sparkled and kind words. He always put his faith and family first. I admire him. I will treasure my memories of my Uncle Sandy always.

Leah Suchta
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