Author Topic: DURANLEAU, Paul A. P. - b. March 6, 1931 - d. July 21, 2020  (Read 132 times)

Offline patyrn

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Paul A. P. Duranleau, age 89 passed away peacefully at his home in Moline, Kansas with family by his side on July 21, 2020.  He was born in Westfield, Vermont on March 6, 1931 to George H. Duranleau and Yvonne (Choiniere) Duranleau.

Paul met and married Fay Ann Owens on June 6, 1957, and they were blessed to have 64 years of love, life, and laughter together.  Paul and Fay owned and operated Anthony Building and Remodeling Contracting in Wichita, Kansas.  They also operated the Flying D Ranch for 25 years until they relocated to Moline, Kansas in 1996, and there they stayed. 

Paul Duranleau was a proud member of the Cattleman's' Association, Wichita area Home Builders Association, the Remodeling Council, the Moose Club, the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Andover, Kansas and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline where he served as Parish Council President.

Paul loved the sound of cattle calling for their young in the early morning light, the sight of does with their young crossing the bean fields, and the smell of newly mown hay.  He was the proud father of seven children, grandfather to 12, and great-grandfather to 23.  He was the source and inspiration who taught his family they could do anything they put their mind to.  There was no dream out of reach, and the horizon was only a breath away. 

Paul is survived by sons, David (Abbe) Duranleau of Brick, New Jersey and Michael (Marilyn) Duranleau of North Troy, Vermont; daughters, Helen Duranleau-Brennan of Davenport, Iowa, Faylene (Brian) Ahlers of Wichita, Kansas, Simonne Duranleau of Davenport, Iowa, and Regina Duranleau of Augusta, Kansas; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Fay Duranleau; his son, Albert Duranleau; his brothers, Robert Duranleau and Roger Duranleau; and his sisters, Madeline Finch and Christina Francine Duranleau.

The family would like to express appreciation for the care and concern extended to our parents by the staff of the Sedan Hospital and the caregivers of the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  Rosary begins at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline, Kansas followed by the funeral service at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Moline.  Memorials can be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Harry Hynes Hospice, Elk County, or the Sedan Hospital and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.  Services have been entrusted to Country Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349. 

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

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Re: DURANLEAU, Paul A. P. - b. March 6, 1931 - d. July 21, 2020
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 02:25:14 PM »
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(  He was such a good man.  He will be missed.   :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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