Duane was born on February 17, 1944, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was raised by Clarence and Eunice Dahl.
He was the owner of Dahl Jewelers in Woodbridge, Virginia for 34 years, and in 1989 he was the recipient of a Small Business of the Year award in Prince William County.
On January 12, 1966, he married Kathleen Mahon, and together they raised a daughter, Chrisie, and son, Brian. He also had a daughter, Tina, by prior marriage.
Duane had a passion for flying; he owned a plane for 14 years and had many great adventures traveling around the country.
He delighted in building things with his hands, creating many useful inventions as well as other whimsical and beautiful works of art. He was an avid reader with an inquisitive mind, and a thinker. A strong set of ethics guided him through life, both personally and professionally. He derived great pleasure from his work, his customers were dear to his heart, and he became friends with many of them; his employees were like family. Duane cherished his family and friends; he was of great help and comfort to them at times in their lives.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Eunice and Clarence Dahl.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen, his daughter Chrisie Dahl-Blanco, her husband Enrique Blanco, son Brian Dahl, daughter Tina Eubanks, her husband Robert Eubanks, sister Dilynn Dahl, brother James “Lance” Lansford, his grandchildren Katie Boussehaba, her husband Hatim Boussehaba, Ian Dahl, Patrick Blanco, Teresa Aguilar, her husband Jaime Aguilar, Christina Keim, her husband Jeremy Keim, Robbie Bisterfeldt, his twelve great-grandchildren, Aaron, Austin, Kyle, Kadien, Sophia, Jaime, Carmelo, Emma, Bella, Dean, Brandon, Briaonna, his beloved cousin Harvey, a large extended family, and many loving friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Clyde, Kansas with Fr. Steven Heina Officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Clyde, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. For online condolences please visitwww.chaputbuoy.com. A lunch will be served following the graveside service in the Parish Hall.