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Duane Gale Searle

Dec. 8, 1944 - Nov. 21, 2021

Date of Service: Dec. 4, 2021

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BURLEY – Duane Gale Searle, a 76- year-old resident of Burley, and the rock of our family, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at his residence.

Duane was born Friday, Dec. 8, 1944, in Burley, Idaho, the son of Gale Auburn Searle and Maxine Hanks Searle. Duane served honorably in the United States Army. He married the love of his life, Ralene Dayley, on Sept. 26, 1970. Together, they resided in Burley, where they played, worked, and raised their family for 51 years. They had a pig farm prior to settling into working the land and later owning a dairy.

Duane was a loving, caring, and devoted husband and father. He was quick to share his smile, make you laugh, and had a way of making everyone feel welcome. He had a great outlook on life and was always looking for the positive in every day. The hobbies he enjoyed, along with farming, included horseback riding, hunting, fishing, skiing and motorcycle riding. He loved sharing his hobbies with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Ralene Dayley Searle; children, Sheila A (Steve) Smith of Kuna, Ashley R (Fred) Engum of Burley, Darrin D (Michelle) Searle of Herriman, Utah, Dustin D Searle of Burley, Matt D (Marsha) Searle of Idaho Falls, and Lindzee K Searle of Boise; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Sherry (Rex) Pearson of Sandy, Utah, Paul (Karen) Searle of Burley, and Kristine (Brent) Martindale of Boise.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Gale and Maxine Searle; parents-in-law, Billie and Orla Dayley; and an infant sister, Janet Searle.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, with Bishop Kevin Schroeder officiating. Military rites will be provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Group. Burial will follow at View Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m., prior to the service on Saturday, at the funeral home.

The family expresses their sincere appreciation to the Mini-Cassia Veterans Group for providing military rites at the service.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/azv0B98vkj8.

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From Gladys Koyle Parkinson :
So sorry to loose another classmate and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From Gay and Lonnie Downs :
Dear Ralene and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Duane was a great man and will be missed by so many. Our prayers are with you.
From Eric Dille:
He will be sure miss. He was a great dad to my friend. I hope all the best for his family.
From Rose Draper:
I’m so very sorry to hear about Duane. My thoughts and prayers are with you Ralene and your family.
From Sheldon Shaw:
My memory, uncle Duane showing me how to pull baby pig teeth. He was such a Renaissance man that could do anything.
From Elizabeth Stout:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. God Bless all of you.
From Gerald E. Egan:
My memory, coming and staying for 2 weeks in the summer. Riding the calves in the corral. Going to Oakley for the 24th.

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