Duane Joseph Tjaden

Duane Joseph Tjaden, 50, of Leavenworth, died, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at his home. He was born Sept. 14, 1967, in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., the son of Richard Duane and Juliet Mary (Laborde) Tjaden.

Duane Tjaden

He attended Fort Leavenworth and Easton schools. Duane served four years in the Unites States Marine Corps after graduating high school. While serving he went to Panama, Japan and the East Coast.

Duane is survived by his mother and a sister, Melissa (Willie) Lough.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Duane was a very good man and nice to anyone he met. He enjoyed time with friends and family.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project.