Duane E. Flood (Floodo)
July 31, 1930 – August 13, 2021
Duane E. Flood, 91, of Waukesha, passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021 at Angels Grace Hospice Center in Oconomowoc. Duane was born on July 31, 1930 in Waukesha and was the son of William Harry and Mae Flood. He grew up in Waukesha and graduated from Waukesha High School in 1948. After high school he attended Carrol University- class of 1953, before serving in the US Air Force. He was a Korean War Veteran. After his service in the US Air Force he worked for Wern Farms and Borden delivering milk for 26 years. He later worked for WEM as a shipping clerk in New Berlin for 23 years before retiring. He needed something to do in retirement so he picked up driving a school bus for 16 years. He got his school bus buddies to play sheepshead and Eucher in their free time.
Duane enjoyed going to McDonalds for coffee with his buddies to work on crossword puzzles where he always was asking for a pen. He enjoyed going out for breakfast on Sunday mornings with family and Mattaeos, Michaels or Golden Gate on Monday nights for his manhattans with family and friends. He enjoyed getting together with family for sheepshead or Eucher and of course, the munchies and chocolates. He always enjoyed his time at home with his beloved basset hounds over the years. He also enjoyed having new cars so it was not a surprise when he showed up in a new car. The new cars proved valuable for the trips to the casinos where magically always come home break-even or better. He loved watching, listening to and going to Brewer games and TGI Fridays at Miller Park.
Duane will be dearly missing by his many cousins and friends.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents Mae and William Harry Flood and his brother Don and his sister-in-law Anna.
In lieu of flowers, Duane requested that donations be made in his honor to Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc. or the Waukesha Humane Society.
A memorial visitation will be held for Duane from 3:00PM until 5:00PM on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the Thelen Funeral Services, W309S4840 Commercial Drive, North Prairie, WI 53153. A time of fellowship and reception to follow the visitation.
Duane requested a private burial with his family.
A huge “thank you” to Angels Grace Hospice for their care during his final days.
Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the Flood family. 262-392-4251
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Bassett Buddies Rescue
PO Box 13562, Milwuakee WI 53213