June 8, 1935 - January 3, 2017
Duane Robert McKrill, 81, of Traverse City passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at his home. Duane was born on June 8, 1935 in Lansing, Michigan to the late Ford and Bernice (Alford) McKrill. He moved to Traverse City, from Lansing, in 1961. Duane honorably served his country in the United States Army, he was stationed in Germany. Before his retirement Duane was employed with Traverse Ironworks as a machinist as well as Morse Hahnenberg Moving and Storage. He enjoyed bowling, playing golf and taking family and friends fishing on his boat. Duane is survived by two daughters and two sons; Debra (Brian McHale) McKrill, Robert (Ulrike) Hofmann, Shelly (James) Morgan and Steven McKrill; and eleven grandchildren, Angela, Gregory, Brooke, Anna, Jennifer, Steven, Cindy, Nina, Michael, James and Mariah. Also surviving are many great-grandchildren and two on the way as well as two brothers; Keith (Mary) McKrill and Douglas (Garnet) McKrill. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister; Ford McKrill, Juanita Zimmerman, Donald McKrill and Raymond McKrill. A Memorial Service honoring Duane will take place at 3:00 p.m., with visiting starting at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49684. Arthur Newhouse will officiate. Military Honors conducted under the auspices American Legion Post 35 and Cherryland V.F.W. Post 2780. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial donation to Munson Hospice House. Please feel free to share your thoughts memories with Duane’s family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com. The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Duane Robert McKrill, 81, of Traverse City passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at his home. Duane was born on June 8, 1935 in Lansing, Michigan to the late Ford and Bernice (Alford) McKrill. He moved to Traverse City, from Lansing, in 1961.... View Obituary & Service Information
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