Duane F. Gorman

Duane F. Gorman, age 86, of Asbury, Iowa, passed away at 2:25 p.m., on Sunday, July 7, 2024, surrounded by his family at Stonehill Health Center.  To honor Duane’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 11, 2024,  at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where there will be a parish scripture service held at 6:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., on Friday, July 12, 2024, at the Church of the Resurrection, with Rev. Phillip G. Gibbs officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Duane was born on August 22, 1937, in Reilly Ridge, Iowa, the son of Joseph G. and Genevieve (Bouska) Gorman.

Duane was employed with John Deere Dubuque Works for 31 years and after his retirement he went to work part time at Crescent Electric.  He was married to Beverly J. Leik on May 16, 1959, at Nativity Church in Dubuque.  They had 6 children and celebrated 41 wedding anniversaries together before she sadly passed away on October 4, 2000.  Later in life, Duane would find love again and marry Dorothy Hahn on September 15, 2010, at the Church of the Resurrection.  He was a long time member of the Church of the Resurrection and Local #94 Retirees.  In his free time, Duane liked to sing, play his guitar and go country line dancing.  He often played with a local band on “the nursing home circuit”, bringing great joy to the residents.  He enjoyed being outside and was an avid hunter in his younger days.  Duane was also well known for meticulously caring for his lawn, never leaving a dandelion behind.  He created beautiful woodworking pieces in his shop for everyone to enjoy.  He also enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles, and the family loved to find challenging puzzles for him to conquer.  Above all, Duane loved his family.  He always did his best to take care of things so that no one had to worry about anything.  Duane was an excellent role model for his family and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish Duane’s memory include

his wife,
Dorothy Hahn, Asbury, IA;

his children,
Julie (Carrie Scroggins) Gorman, Cedar Rapids, IA,
Jean (Brad) Hesselbacher, Dubuque, IA,
Randy (Kim) Gorman, Asbury, IA,
Gary (Renee) Gorman, Dubuque, IA
and Steven Gorman, St. Louis, MO;

6 step children,
Kenny (Linda) Hahn, Strawberry Point, IA,
Jesse (Marcia) Hahn, Cedar Rapids, IA,
Patsy (Pete) Gaul, Earlville, IA,
Joe (Colleen) Hahn, Ankeny, IA,
Artie (Gustav Monteal) Hahn, Washington DC
and Marty (Annie) Hahn, Edgewood, IA;

12 grandchildren,
Carter Scroggins-Gorman, Burton (Lesley) Runde, Audra (Nick McNees) Runde, Tyler Gorman, Tayler Gorman, Danielle Gorman, Jacob Gorman, Lucas Gorman, Christopher (Tiffany) Mayne, Corey Mayne, Alex Gorman and Benjamin Gorman;

18 step grandchildren,
Jana, Ann, Luke, Kayla, Allison, Rebecka, Samantha, Bethany, Kaleb, Kristen, Angie, Kara, Tim, Nick, Tyler, Miranda, Jadon and Kaitlyn;

6 great-grandchildren and 38 step great-grandchildren;

his siblings,
Mary Ann (Ken) Jewell, East Dubuque, IL,
Joan Hohmann, Dubuque, IA
and Ronald (Kathy) Gorman, Dubuque, IA;

and his in-laws,
Pat Lomas, Dubuque, IA,
Don (Barb) Leik, Mesa, AZ,
Shirley Leick Dubuque, IA
and Gerald Leik, Del Rio, TX.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beverly Gorman; a son, Ricky Gorman; his siblings, Laura Gorman in infancy, Linda Gorman, Debbie Lomas and Theodore Gorman; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Leik; and 2 brothers-in-law, Vernon Leick and Eldon Leik.

The family would like to thank Duane’s doctors, the nurses and staff of UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, Stonehill and Hospice of Dubuque, as well as everyone at the Church of the Resurrection for their care and support.

Greeting cards and memorials in Duane’s memory may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Duane Gorman Family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.behrfuneralhome.com

“Goodbye, see you in the funny papers.” – Duane Gorman

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