Duane Cahoy

Duane J Cahoy 83, was born February 6th, 1939 to John and Anne (Watzel) Cahoy in Fairfax, South Dakota, raised in Fredericksburg, Iowa, and retired in Sheridan Wyoming, passed away at his home peacefully, on January 24th, 2023. Duane attended school in Fredericksburg, graduating in 1957. He excelled at High School sports, particularly basketball, and baseball. Some of his scoring records are still unbroken. He then joined the Army until he was honorably discharged in 1966. In September 1964, he married Della Klink, the love of his life. They were married for 50 years until she passed away in 2015. Two boys Darin and Dale were born and raised into their family and later Sharlene was welcomed into their household. As a young man, Duane took over Cahoy Pump Services, a water well service, from his father, John. He owned and operated the business for over 45 years. Duane was a person everyone could rely on because of his knowledge, devoted service, and dependability, he spent many nights working on pumps for cities and farmers when they were out of water. Today the Cahoy Pump Service is in its third generation carried on by his son Darin. He retired, and Della and he moved to Sheridan Wy to be near his son Dale and family, where they enjoyed many adventures in the mountains. His Catholic faith was very important to him and he passed this faith on to his family, he was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Sheridan, WY.

Duane was the hardest-working man, a loving father, and a devoted husband. He enjoyed hunting, and fishing(with little kitty), and watching his granddaughters compete in their sporting events, especially rodeo. He took joy in fixing things right the first time, Marlboro lights, coffee in the morning with friends, and a good meal. Learning from his father there was nothing Duane could not fix (with black tape and wire). He was the kind of guy that would do anything for you.

Duane was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Della, his parents, and sister Shirley (Cahoy) Anderson. He is survived by his two sons Dale (Lorie) Cahoy of Sheridan, WY; Darin(Brandy) Cahoy of Cheyenne, WY; daughter Sharlene (Joe) Humphrey of Mt Pleasant IA, six Grandchildren Kylee Frost, Shyanna Cahoy, Klinton and Shelby Cahoy, Matt and Brian Humphrey. Six Great grandchildren including Luella and Lanae Frost. Brother-in-law, Jim Anderson, Sister in laws Rose Wright and Rita Klink, and several nieces and nephews.

A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 6 -7 pm at Kane Funeral Home. Rosary will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 10:30 am at Holy Name Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am with Father Glenn Whewell officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Inurnment will be held in Iowa at a later date.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com. Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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