Sad News: Duane Graf – updated Oct. 3

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Duane Graf was tragically killed in an auto accident on Saturday.

Duane was a long-time Timbers Army member, Row N Infantry comrade, home-brewer, and all-around fantastic guy who was a great friend to many. His sense of humor, warmth and smile were ever-present. He will be missed by all of us who knew him. Please keep his family in your thoughts.

Steve Kuenzi was injured in the accident as well. He is recovering and resting. Please keep him in your thoughts as well.

There will be a Memorial Service at 4pm Thursday, October 3 at Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial Funeral Home in Sellwood http://www.wilhelmportlandmemorial.com/ .

There will be a gathering afterwards at Occidental Brewery in St. John’s. People should start arriving from the memorial at approximately 5:30pm.

Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/332963433512144/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular will be the first place more details are announced.

The family has directed in lieu of flowers that donations could be made to 107ist to support OPI’s Bless Field project. You can donate via the Paypal link below. Donations will be directed to OPI’s Bless Field in memory of Duane.




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4 Responses to Sad News: Duane Graf – updated Oct. 3

  1. Tyler says:

    As an outsider who loves the passion of the Timbers Army, it is a real shame to lose someone who clearly exhibited such a love for his team… Best of luck to his family and the family of the Timbers Army :)

  2. Sam says:

    He had lots of friends in Margurg Germany, where he recieved a Masters Degree, that will be saddened by his loss.

  3. John McShane says:

    I went to high school with Duane & read about his passing in the local paper. I am totally saddened by this news. Although it had been many years since I had seen or spoke to him, he was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  4. Brian Beck says:

    Wow! I can’t believe this news. I went to school from kindergarten on up… I’m crushed right now. So sorry to hear this… I send my love to George and Linda, who were his parents and my dear friends as well. It seems like only yesterday, that I rode my bike from my grandma’s house up the hill on Oak Tree Ln to Duane’s house to play with GI Joe and Masters of the universe guys and play down at the creek. Sorry to see you go old friend. So sorry. :(

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