Duane Vis Krediet, 84, of Mesa Arizona, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
Duane was born June 3, 1934 to Jacob and Margaret (Vis) Krediet. He grew up on the family farm near Harrison, South Dakota. Duane graduated from Corsica High School. He later married Evelyn Janis (Dickson) a Registered Nurse and his high school sweetheart.
Duane and Jan began their life together in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Duane worked in Sales and Purchasing for John Morrell & Co. for a total of 33 years.
Duane was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. The family were blessed to have had him in their lives. He had a great love for music and could be heard tapping his fingers to a song. He especially enjoyed singing tenor in the church choir.
Jan and Duane shared a love for the outdoors. They enjoyed camping, biking and traveling. Many trips were spent with their children and grandchildren. Every few years, they attended Krediet family reunions and kept in close contact with many cousins.
In 2004, Jan and Duane decided to move to AZ permanently. They grew to love the southwest. Duane was an avid Arizona sports fan. He loved riding his bicycle. Each morning he rode around the neighborhood. He always had a friendly wave and would stop for a visit. He was a faithful friend.
Duane is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jan, 3 children, David (Sandy) Krediet, Mary (Stan) Triplett and Beth (Tom) McMillian and 6 grandchildren, Kyle, Cory, Craig, Katie, Emma and Julia.
Duane is preceded in death by his parents.