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July 2, 1976 - May 24, 2021

A Celebration of Duane’s Life will be held on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick, Kalamazoo. Friends may call on the family on Saturday, May 29, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Social distancing measures will be in place.  Memorial contributions may be made to Divided Sky Foundation, c/o of the funeral home. “Wild flower seed on the sand and wind; may the four winds blow you home again.”

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Age 44, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021. Duane was born in Monterey, CA, on July 2, 1976, the son of Duane D. Parker Sr. and Gloria Beauregard. Duane lived the life of Grateful Dead and dancing with friends. He tried to make a difference in the life of everyone he came in contact with. To know Duane was to know love. He is survived by his mother, Gloria (Ronnie) Krantz of Kalamazoo; Duane D. Parker Sr. of Mazomanie, WI; siblings, Tonya Parker, Brandi Parker, Christopher Douglas, Lacey (Branden) Krantz, Travis Penny, Trevor Parker, Clayton Penny, Cody Parker, Dalton Parker, Eli Parker, Dustin Krantz, Malachi Krantz, Jenny Krantz, Jeremy Bloomquist; the love of his life, Sarah Jackson; grandmother, Elizabeth Beauregard; a special niece, Angel Moore; his best friend, Charles Gentry; several other nieces, nephews aunts, uncles and cousins; and countless friends.  He was preceded in death maternal grandfather, Richard Beauregard Sr.; his paternal grandmother, Essy Parker; a brother, Ronnie Franklin Krantz; a niece, Jamila Moore.