SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Duane Elwyn Dinning passed away Monday Aug. 12, 2013, in South Jordan, Utah, at the age of 88, just 4½ months after the death of his wife of 65 years, Nova. Duane was born in Hull, Ill. on May 21, 1925. He was the youngest son of Virgil and Bea Dinning.

Duane was married to Nova (Daniels) Dinning of Hannibal, Mo., on June 5, 1948. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They were happily married for 65 years, and Duane has been very sad and lost since her passing. They were both faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and raised their family in the church.

Duane is survived by five children, David Duane Dinning and his wife, Ellyn of Westerville, Ohio; Connie Ann Ludwig and her husband, Michael of Wylie, Texas; Melinda Dee Dickinson and her husband, Russ of Clarkston, Wash.; Daniel Ray Dinning and his wife, Stephanie of South Jordan, and Jackie Kay Omana and her husband, Tay of Gilbert, Ariz.

Duane lived in Hull until he graduated from high school and while in college in Hannibal, he worked for the railroad, testing rails and traveling the country with that job. He helped the war effort during World War II by building airstrips in the South Pacific. In early 1948, he found a job building the new aluminum rolling plant in Riverdale, Iowa. He married Nova and they moved to Davenport to start a new job at Alcoa and a family.

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He worked at Alcoa as an electrician until his retirement in 1980, living in Bettendorf and finally in Moline. In 2008, they moved to Utah to be close to family that would help them in the last years of their life. They have 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Duane was loved and admired by all and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday with visitation one hour prior to the service, at Lake Hills Memorial Mortuary Chapel, 10055 South State Street, Sandy, Utah 84070. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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