Duane F. "Lefty" Lingenfelter of Allen, Texas passed away on September 11, 2020 at the age of 78.
He was born on October 17, 1941 to William Watson and Mary Isabelle (Marshall) Lingenfelter in Home, Pennsylvania.
Duane graduated from Marion Center High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1963. He went on to complete his master’s in 1969. Duane married Amy Watterson on May 25, 1963 in Homer City, Pennsylvania.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army starting in 1963, where he was stationed in Germany for three years before serving in Vietnam for nearly a year. He obtained the rank of Captain before being honorably discharged in 1968. Duane worked for several manufacturing companies as a project manager before retiring in 2003. He served his local communities as past president of the Marion Center School Board and he served on various United Methodist Church committees in several states. Duane was also an adjunct professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife have lived the past 14 years in Texas, where he has enjoyed his retirement.
Duane is survived by his wife, Amy Lingenfelter; daughters, Kristy Kintz and husband, Ed of Indiana, Pennsylvania and Kacy Turner of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Nicholas Kintz of Allen, Texas, Rachel Kintz of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Mason Turner of Allen, Texas and Bryson Turner of Allen, Texas; nephews Matthew Watterson and wife, Cynthia of Harker Heights, Texas and Lucas Watterson and wife, Amy of Morgantown, West Virginia; niece, Heidi Watterson, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; great nieces and nephews, Christopher, Shemaira, Matthew, Jr., Alissa, Lydia, and Sebastian; brother, W. Brent Lingenfelter and wife, Judi of Richmond, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W. Watson and Mary Isabelle Lingenfelter and an infant daughter.
Friends will be received from on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home. A memorial service will immediately follow in the Lefdahl Chapel with Pastor Mark Griffith, officiating. Military rites will be provided by VFW Post 1989.
Interment in the Grove Chapel Cemetery will follow.
As per CDC recommendations, masks and social distancing will be required.
Memorials may be made to W. Watson Lingenfelter Scholarship Fund, Marion Center State Bank, 501 E. Main Street, Marion Center, Pennsylvania 15759.
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