THORNTON, Colo. – Fredie Earl Dukes, 66, of Thornton, Colo., formerly of Springfield, died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at North Suburban Medical Center in Denver, Colo.
He was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Auburn, the son of Ira and Alta Bryant Dukes. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Larry Dukes; and a son, Brian Doug Dukes.
Mr. Dukes was a salesman for Carpet Mill Outlets. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Rozann Dukes; two daughters, Dawn (husband, Ricky) Dukes-Browning of Springfield and Shawn Dukes (Rick Strawbridge) of Thornton, Colo.; a son, Dirk Dukes of Thornton, Colo.; a sister, Brenda (husband, Bernie) Coder of Iowa; a brother, Donny (wife, Marie) Dukes of Florida; four grandchildren, Haley, Hannah, Harmony and Autumn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children in St. Louis.