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Duane B. Nault, Sr.


With great sadness, the family of Duane B. Nault, Sr. announces his passing on June 15, 2024. Duane was born on August 4, 1944, to Wilfred and Virginia Nault in Negaunee, MI. Duane moved to Shelton, Washington, during WWII, where he lived most of his life. He also raised his family with his first wife, Louella, who preceded him in death in 1997.

Duane worked and retired from PUD#1 in Hoodsport in 1999, where he began on the brush crew, and he was a ground man, lineman, and foreman before being promoted to superintendent.

He loved his coffee and conversation, was a huge sports fan, enjoyed bowling and boating, and even served as president of his horseshoe club. Duane loved camping with family and spending his winters south with his wife Donna until health issues forced him to sell his RV and beloved truck. He loved sitting around a campfire, singing and playing guitar with his brother Gerald.

His family deeply loved Duane, who was a friend to everyone and offered help to those in need. He always saw the good in people. He had strong beliefs, moral character, and a great sense of humor. His family described him as a devoted and loving husband, a supportive and affectionate father, and a funny and generous grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Donna, and children Duane B. Nault, Jr. (Robin), Kelly Scott (Steve), Dannielle Knutson, and three stepchildren, Lori Chappell, Clint Arney (Michelle), and Kurt Arney (Sarah). Duane had thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, often referred to by family members as the Brady Bunch. He loved and cherished all of them.

Duane will be deeply missed, and Martin Luther King's quote best describes him, "If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way."

His charities of choice are Care Net, Samaritan's Purse, and Providence Hospice who took excellent supportive care of Duane and his family during his final days.

A celebration of life will be held at Calvary Chapel Olympia on Saturday, July 6 at 919 Division St. NW, Olympia, WA 98502, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Memories and condolences for family can be sent by going to [email protected].


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