Obituary: Duane Haxton

Duane Haxton, 73, died, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at his Newton residence.

He was born Oct. 19, 1942, in Great Bend to Wallace Ray and Louise Emily (Werhahn) Haxton. On Sept. 14, 1963, he married Barbara (Barb) Meyeres at Chase, and she survives of the home. Duane was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton. He was a retired grocery manager for Dillons and worked as a custodian for St. Mary’s School prior to his retirement. Duane served on the Harvey County Sheriff’s Reserve for many years, and he enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was an avid KU fan and enjoyed coaching his children’s baseball teams in years past. Duane’s greatest joy was that of a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Duane is survived by his wife Barb of the home; son Tom and his wife Mijkin of Lindsborg; daughters Susan Werth and husband Alan of Cincinnati, Lisa Calbert and husband Darin of Newton, and Lori Anderson and husband Greg of Newton; and one sister Shirley Long of Chase, KS. He also is survived by 30 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Brother Larry Haxton and granddaughter Elyse Anderson.

Funeral Mass was on Saturday, July 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton with the Rev. Nicholas Voelker, celebrant. Private family interment will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s School in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

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