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Wilbert L. (Duke) Taraschke

• Jul 5, 2019 at 10:22 AM

Wilbert Louis Taraschke, born February 9, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio, died on June 27, 2019 after a hard fought battle with cancer and lung disease.

Duke is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Joanna Quillin Taraschke; his father, Wilbert Lewis Taraschke; and son, Daniel Quillin Taraschke.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Charlotte Vaughn Taraschke; five children, John Alan Taraschke and wife Christine, Mary Jo Spack, Michael Paul Taraschke, Amy Elizabeth Hulslander and husband, Michael, and Matthew Arron Taraschke and wife Aruna; seven grandchildren, Adam, Hannah, Jacob, and Laurel Grace Taraschke, Sarah Spack, Wesley Bridges, and Anika Taraschke; and brother, William Taraschke and wife

Dennie. Duke asked that he be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a faithful member of St. Dominic's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was most proud of his service as a United States Marine Corps aviator.

Funeral Mass will be held on August 9, 2019 at St. Dominic's Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mountain Home National Cemetery.

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