Duane "Duke" Fehringer (of Avon)

Born: Sun., Apr. 15, 1945
Died: Tue., Dec. 1, 2015


Visitation

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
Location: St. Patrick Chapel


Memorial Mass

11:30 AM Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
Location: St. Patrick Chapel


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Duane “Duke” Fehringer, 70 of Avon, Colorado since 1989 passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  He was born on April 15, 1945 in Humphrey, Nebraska to Andrew and Rose Fehringer.  He married Nancy Staquet.
Duke attended the University of Wyoming.  He was a Civil Engineer, Land Surveyor and U.S. Mineral Surveyor at Intermountain Engineering in Eagle-Vail.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, traveling and camping with his family.
Duke is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Staquet; sons David Fehringer and wife Jessie and Michael Fehringer and wife Reim; daughter Michele Fehringer; step-children Kathy Hazel and husband Frank, Lee Staquet and wife Cheryl, Karen MacCleary and husband Vance and Ken Staquet and wife Ellen; 19 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 2 brothers; 4 sisters and numerous nephews and nieces.  
A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at St. Patrick Chapel in Minturn from 10:30 to 11:30a.m. with a Memorial Mass to begin at 11:30a.m.  A reception will follow at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion, 538 Eagle Road, Eagle-Vail, Colorado.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jack’s Place in Care of Hospice of Valley, 320 Bearden Rd., Edwards, CO 81632.  Please click on the "Condolences" tab above to leave a condolence or remembrance for his family.

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Leslie Clement
   Posted Mon December 14, 2015
Pat and I were saddened to learn about Duke. Our prayers are with you and your family Nancy.

Terri Martinez-Johnson
   Posted Mon December 14, 2015
Dear Nancy:
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. You and Duke were a match made in heaven and the love you shared will never fade away. Duke was a good man and I enjoyed the time we all spent together working at the airport. My prayers and meditations will be for you and your family....Duke will never be forgotten.
Terri

Tom and Marcia McCalden
   Posted Mon December 14, 2015
Dearest Nancy, We are indeed saddened by the news. You and Duke were truly a great couple to be with - We thank you for including us in your circle of friendship. Duke and his "OkeeDokee" attitude will be missed everywhere.

Russell Thrasher
   Posted Mon December 14, 2015
Nancy, David and Mike,
Sorry to hear about Duke. Loved the way he could dish it out as well as take it :)
Russell

Paula Giandomenico Yunker
   Posted Mon December 14, 2015
Dear Nancy,
I am so very sorry to hear about Duke!! I have such fond memories of him!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Love,
Paula and Eric

Matthew Welsh
   Posted Mon December 14, 2015
Nancy,

My condolensces on your loss. Duke will be missed here at the Vail Marriott. He was a great member of our team and brought me joy each time you two were here to help us. My thoughts are with you.

Sincerely,

Matt

Rosita Thomas Whisted
   Posted Mon December 14, 2015
Nancy, sending all my love and prayers and think of you every day. Butch and I are so sorry. We thought the world of Duke.
Hope to see you this winter and give you a real hug.

Allison Butler
   Posted Mon December 14, 2015
Nancy,
I am so sorry to hear about Duke. I loved spending time with you every time I got to see you.
Love,
Allison

Patricia Darnell
   Posted Mon December 14, 2015

Patricia Clarke Darnell

Nancy,
Wish Rosita, Judy and I could be there for you during this difficult time. I know Duke was the love of your life and he was taken from you far too early.
My heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
Much love to you.

Patricia Darnell
   Posted Mon December 14, 2015
Patricia Clarke Darnell

Nancy,
Wish Rosita, Judy and I could be there for you during this difficult time. I know Duke was the love of your life and he was taken from you far too early.
My heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
Much love to you.

Roxy & Ted Skogen
   Posted Tue December 15, 2015
Nancy and Family,

We will cherish our fun memories. So many great times at family parties and camping. Our prayers and sympathy are with you at this time. Rest in Peace to a wonderful family man. God Bless you all.

Ted & Roxy Skogen

Monica Jacox
   Posted Tue December 15, 2015
Dearest Nancy & Family.... Prayers for you and your family. Duke was certainly one of a kind!! Honest, loyal, Patriotic to the core! Loved life, family & laughter. When ever you think of Duke it's always Duke & Nancy or when ever you think of Nancy it's always Nancy & Duke. What an awesome loving couple. Truly an inspiration to us all.

Susan shelton
   Posted Tue December 15, 2015
Dear Aunt Nancy and family,

We are so sorry to hear that Duke passed away. We are keeping all,of you in our thought and prayers. Love to all,

Susan, Johnny, and Linda kemp...

Ellen McKibben
   Posted Wed December 16, 2015
Dear Nancy,
Frank and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We both enjoyed getting to know Duke at FAC. We will miss his smiling face. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
Frank and Ellen

Chip Tallon
   Posted Thu December 17, 2015
My sympathies to all Duke's family members. Over the course of my construction career I worked with Duke many times, most notably on the Slifer,Smith Frampton Center in Avon. We also spent five years working together in Bag World at the Eagle County Regional Airport. Duke was a friend and inspiration. Myself and others at the airport will greatly miss him. RIP Duke.

Bob and Ann Hamling
   Posted Thu December 17, 2015
Nancy and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you at this time. Duane and I had many good times as kids growing up. And later in High School graduating in the same class. I have many fond memories of him and hoping that your memories will comfort you. Bob and Ann Hamling

Vern (Cookie) and Mary Kwapnioski
   Posted Thu December 17, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to the Fehringer families. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Bob and Theresa Hastreiter
   Posted Thu December 17, 2015
Nancy and family. Our deepest sympathy for your loss of Duke. Prayers for all. So glad Duke made a quick stop for our 50th class reunion. A memorial from the class of '63 will be made here at the school, in Dukes name.

Gail McLellan
   Posted Sat December 19, 2015
My deepest sympathy to Nancy...having had the pleasure of working with and sharing wonderful times at the home of these two great people ..Duke will be sorely missed.

Jessi Larsen
   Posted Mon December 21, 2015
Nancy,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Duke about Wyoming and hunting whenever you two came to work at the Marriott. It always made my day to see Duke. I know he will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts.

Jessi Larsen

Virginia Trujillo
   Posted Mon December 21, 2015
Dear Nancy,
I'm so sorry to hear about Duke. Sending my prayers to you and the family. He was such an easy-going person. He will be missed! Keep the faith! 😢

Joe Kleiman
   Posted Tue December 22, 2015
Nancy and family,
I was saddened to learn of Duke's passing. In case you don't remember, we worked together in banquets at the Hyatt in the mid to '90's. Not an easy place to work, but Duke (and you) made it so much more bearable with his dependability, hard work, and sense of humor (most importantly). I hope the many memories you made together will help ease the pain. May his memory be for a blessing.
Sincerely,


Joe Kleiman


Beth Moore
   Posted Mon December 28, 2015
Dear Nancy,
Al and I are so very saddened by your loss. Duke was such a lovely person, and a true friend. My heart breaks for you, and he will be greatly missed.
love, Beth & Al

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