Duane C. Regan

| February 26, 2015

Duane Regan PictureSGT. 1st Class Duane C. Regan, 72, of Coshocton passed away at his residence on Wednesday February 25, 2015. Duane was born in Lexington, Kentucky on December 18, 1943 to the late Pearly C. and Doris Marian (Raney) Proffitt. Duane was veteran of the Vietnam War and a true American Patriot. He served 2 tours as a Paratrooper in the United States Army 101st Airborne Division and ten years in the Ohio National Guard. He was a distinguished war hero and his bravery during the Vietnam War earned him several medals and honors including the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star with device, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He also earned the Expert Rifle Badge and Parachute Badge. The patriotism he learned in the Army never left him, as friends and family will attest.

He was a member of several organizations in Coshocton. The American Legion, Army Navy, V.F.W. and the Moose Lodge 935. He loved being out and about in the community visiting family, friends, and telling stories. Duane is survived by his two daughters Vicki Lynn (Tom) Clark of Warsaw and Tammi Jo Regan of Philadelphia, PA; four grandchildren Allison J. (Jacob) Wannemacher of Columbus, Adam K. Clark of Dracut, MA, Abigail L. Clark of Warsaw and Alex M. Clark of Warsaw; three sisters Virginia A. (Harold) Rice of Pathfork, KY; Kathie Jane Regan of Lexington, KY, and Marian Wright of Coshocton; one brother Kenneth (Joyce) Madison, Jr. of Coshocton; several nieces and nephews.

He loved Tammi Jo’s herd of horses: Hank, JoJo, Clover, Sugar and Scarlet. He is preceded in death by his parents and loyal friend, Big Feets.

Friends may call at The Miller Funeral Home, 639 Main Street Coshocton, Ohio on Sunday March 1, 2015 from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM and one hour prior the service on Monday. Funeral services for Duane will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Dave Boots officiating. Interment will follow in South Lawn Cemetery where Coshocton County Veterans Honor Guard will perform military honors. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Coshocton County Veterans Council. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. An online memorial is located at www.themillerfuneralhome.com .

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