Duane Muskopf

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Duane Samuel Muskopf, 87, of Smithton, IL, born May 1, 1936, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, June 24, 2023, at his residence.

He was born to the late Oscar and Lulu, nee Rule, Muskopf. Duane married Denise Starkey of Fredericktown, MO, on July 23, 1960. He was a 1954 graduate of Belleville Township High School and a 1956 graduate of Belleville Area College (now SWIC). Duane also studied electrical engineering at Washington University, University College.

Duane began his career at Sverdrup & Parcel Engineering Co. for ten years, where he met his wife. He continued working at several engineering firms over the next 20 years. In 1983, he partnered in the establishment of Total System Design Mechanical – Electrical Engineering Company, Belleville, IL. He retired from this position in 2014, at the age of 76.

He served on the Belleville City and County Board of Electrical Commissioners. He also taught blueprint reading for construction for many years at Belleville Area College. Duane served in the Missouri Air National Guard, with training in the United States Air Force as a radar repairman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Dorothy (Harry) Bloomer; a brother, LeRoy (Shirley) Muskopf; and a nephew, Terry Muskopf.

He is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Denise Elaine Muskopf; a son, Scott (Beverly) Muskopf; two daughters, Sandra Lee (Herb) Stephens and Karen (Scott) Splaingard; two grandchildren, Ryan and Erika Muskopf; two sisters-in-law, Beverly (Morgan) Smith and Martha Ann (Mike) Neiner; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Tunnel to Towers. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Entombment will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum, Belleville, IL.


7 Comments on Duane Muskopf

Bob & Kathryn Ganschinietz said : Guest Report Jul 03, 2023 at 3:38 PM

Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Ray Page said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2023 at 8:45 AM

Sorry to here this about Dwain. We did several projects years ago when I was an electrical contractor and was always an enjoyable experience. He was helpful in other ways for me when he was on the Belleville electrical commission. He will be missed. God bless and RIP Dwain.

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Melba Wobbe said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2023 at 5:14 PM

Karen, Prayers and big hugs to you and your Mom, and all your family. Much Love and Blessings, Melba

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Sandra Schneider Thabet said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2023 at 10:26 PM

My heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. May happier memories bring some solace to you and your family.

  • Bethesda
  • MD
Sylvia A Bidwell said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2023 at 10:58 AM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family. May God bless you with peace and grace during this time.

  • MO
Connie Jean Goyda said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2023 at 10:08 AM

Mrs. Muskopf, & family. I am so sorry for your loss. I just saw you both at church last weekend! I went to grade school with Sandy at St. Augustine! Many prayers and blessings to all of you. He was always so kind to us.

  • Belleville
  • IL
ericdkmpr@msn.com said : Guest Report Jun 26, 2023 at 5:17 PM

Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

  • Edwardsville
  • Illinois

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