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Howard Duane McClung September 5, 1935 - August 11, 2022

Howard Duane McClung

Howard “Duane” McClung, 86, of Boise, went to be with his Savior on Thursday, August 11th, 2022. He passed away at his home with his family by his side.

Duane was born on September 5th, 1935, to Harold and Ruth McClung. After high school, he attended Abilene Christian College, in Abilene, TX. He was drafted into the Army in 1958 and served in Korea until 1960. He served in the Army Reserves until 1964 and then continued to serve in the Army National Guard for several more years.

In May of 1961 he met Daryn Wiles and they were married 5 months later, on October 6th, 1961. Their nearly 61 years of marriage blessed them with 5 children, 17 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Duane was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was devoted to God, his family, and his country in that order.

Duane worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for over 30 years. He worked his way up to the position of Civil Engineer Inspector and retired in 1991.

Duane was a man with varied interests. He had a love for trains, western movies, and Louis Lamour books. He loved the outdoors and was known for taking spontaneous drives with no specific destination in mind just for the joy of exploring with his wife, Daryn. He enjoyed singing and spent several years as a tenor in Barbershop Quartets. Duane loved working with his hands and was known for his creativity. He could often be found building things for his family like a play kitchen, a toybox in the shape of a train, and he was even recruited to build backdrop sets.

Most importantly, Duane will be remembered for being a man who loved God. He was a true example of a godly man and a gentleman, and he was always ready to help anyone who needed a hand. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.

Duane is survived by his wife Daryn (Wiles) McClung, 5 children, Duana and Gary Bennett, John and Lydia McClung, Dawna and Don Forbus, Dave and Julie McClung, and Darcy and Andy Herrell. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on September 5th at 2pm at Boise Christian Center, 9001 W. Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83709.

To watch the committal service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/747450916

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on September 5th at 2pm at Boise Christian Center, 9001 W. Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83709.

To watch the committal service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/747450916

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    Geri Royer says

    I have a lot of good memories of my Uncle Duane. I used to climb up in his lap and look in his shirt pocket for gum. I loved going for the Sunday drives with the family and singing along the way. He will be sorely missed.

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    Joe Bedard says

    Our hearts are with the entire McClung family and especially Daryn, who has been there for her husband night and day. Their life partnership is inspiring to us all.

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    Lori Cole Weber says

    I have sweet memories of Uncle Duane from when we cousins were little kids. He had a great laugh and a kind, helpful attitude. He joked one year that he was a “dippity Shirt” because that’s what we heard when he said he was a Deputy Sheriff. He is sorely missed.

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