Duane's Story

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Duane LaMoine Homan, age 80, was welcomed into God's embrace on Tuesday,
February 6, 2018, at Providence General Hospital in Everett. He was born August 11,
1937 to Edgar and Glenda (Smith) Homan. He was a 1956 graduate of Lincoln High
School. He met his wife, Bjorg "BJ" Wennberg Iversen, in English class in 1954. The
way he told it, "she was a hot-shot singer, he was a hot-shot athlete, their first date was a disaster, and, wouldn't you know, they had been together ever since." They married in Seattle on February 14, 1958. Together they had two children. Duane was a Seattle Police Officer for 25 years 3 months and 18 days of which he was a Homicide Detective for 17 years.
He was known for always choosing to do the right thing and treating every person he encountered with dignity and respect. Shortly after retiring, Duane and BJ moved to Arlington to fulfill Duane's dream of building his own house. He once said, "It was just him, the hammer and the nail; he knew exactly what he was going to do to that nail." In 1997, the couple moved to the Phoenix area where Duane became an avid golfer and active member of their local community.
Duane loved animals, especially horses and dogs, racquetball, creativity, architecture, and fishing. Together, Duane and BJ traveled the world with friends, enjoyed gourmet dinner parties, and spending time with their family and friends. Duane is survived by his wife of 60 years, BJ; daughter Janet (Brad) Pinneo and son Robert "Bob" (Mary); four grandchildren: Stefanie Pinneo, Rachel (Todd) Grimes, Cameron (Jessica) Homan, and Abbey Homan; two great-grandchildren: Tyson and Colin; a sister, Sharon (Howard) Hayden; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Duane will be remembered as a man of strength who lived his life with honesty, integrity, and deep love for his family.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 10:00 am at Purdy &
Walters at Floral Hills Cemetery, 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood. The Homan family would like to extend our gratitude to all of the nurses and staff at the Providence Hospice Care Center for their attentiveness and loving care. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Providence Hospice & Home Care Foundation, 2731 Wetmore Ave, Suite 500, Everett WA 98201.
Published on March 5, 2018
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