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John (Bob) Duis, 70 - January 31, 2017

John Robert “Bob” Duis, 70, died suddenly on Jan. 31, 2017, of heart failure in Haines, Alaska.
Bob was born Nov. 8, 1946, to Herbert John and Mary Jane Trusdale Duis. He was raised in Gothenburg, NE, attended the Univer­sity of Nebraska-Lincoln, and spent 30 years as an employee of BNSF Railroad in Chicago, IL, and St. Paul, MN, working in computer security and disaster recovery.
He married Carol Potter in 1969. They raised daughters Jennifer and Susan in Somerset, WI, and retired to Haines, AK, in 2006.
Bob leaves wife Carol; daughters Dr. Jennifer Duis and Susan Duis Haigh (Brendan); sister Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Glenn (Tim); extended family in the Midwest; and his adoptive native Tlingit family in Alaska.
Bob was very active in the community, cooked for events and fundraisers, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
A memorial will be held in Haines in June.
Memorial donations may be made at First National Bank Alaska-Haines to be distributed to local organizations.
Condol­ences may be left on-line at www
.qeepr.com/profile/JohnRobertBobDuis/.