Vail Daily obituary: Duane ‘Duke’ Fehringer, 1945-2015 | VailDaily.com

Vail Daily obituary: Duane ‘Duke’ Fehringer, 1945-2015

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Duane “Duke” Fehringer, 70, of Avon since 1989, passed away Dec. 1 in Houston.

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; three great grandchildren; two brothers; four sisters; and numerous nephews and nieces.

A visitation will be held Sunday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minturn from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with a memorial mass to begin at 11:30 a.m. A reception will follow at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion, 538 Eagle Road, Eagle-Vail. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jack’s Place in Care of Hospice of the Valley, 320 Bearden Road, Edwards, CO 81632. Please visit Mr. Fehringer’s online obituary at http://www.baileykent funeralhome.com to leave a condolence or remembrance for his family.