Richard 'Duane' McGee, 76, Dodge City, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital, Wichita.
He was born Aug. 22, 1941, in Spearville to Virgil and Arline (Herman) McGee. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School, graduated from St. Mary of the Plains High School and later from St. Mary of the Plains College with a degree in chemistry and mathematics. He studied for his master’s degree at Emporia State in physical science.
He married Patty Reinert on April 27, 1963, in Dodge City. He taught at Ensign High School for 16 years and Cimarron High School for 14 years. He taught chemistry, physics, computers, analytical geometry and various other math and science classes. He enlightened countless students lives in math and science. He retired after 30 years of teaching and was employed at Dodge City Concrete.
He was a dedicated family man with four children and eight grandchildren who were always tickled to get a text or video from grandpa. He enjoyed his friends, gardening and was a wheat and milo farmer for 55 years and an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Michael McGee and wife, Chankrusna, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Michelle Blubaugh and husband, Patrick, Inyokern, Calif., Cammy Uehling and husband, Brennan, Hays, and Christa Roy and husband, Dave, Dodge City; a brother, Kevin McGee and wife, Kim, Tucson, Ariz.; four sisters, Doris Gleckler and husband, Ralph, Colorado Springs, Colo., Mary Harper and husband, Bob, Lincoln, Neb., Lee McGee and husband, Carlos Cardosa, Bend, Ore., and Barbara Zuzelski and husband, Paul (Z), Syracuse; and eight grandchildren, Austin, Audry, and Adison, all of California, Blake, Morgan and Jenna, all of Hays and Dylan and Brandon, both of Dodge City.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City; burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City. A luncheon will follow at the Cathedral.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Cathedral.
Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart School Endowment Fund or Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in care of the chapel.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com.