Lingenfelter, Duane

Duane Forbes Lingenfelter

October 17, 1941 - September 11, 2020

Duane Forbes Lingenfelter of Allen, Texas passed away on September 11, 2020 at the age of 78.  He was born on October 17, 1941 to William Watson and Mary Isabelle (Marshall) Lingenfelter in Home, Pennsylvania.  Duane graduated from Marion Center High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1963.  He went on to complete his master’s in 1969.  Duane married Amy Watterson on May 25, 1963 in Homer City, Pennsylvania.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army starting in 1963, where he was stationed in Germany for three years before serving in Vietnam for nearly a year.  He obtained the rank of Captain before being honorably discharged in 1968.  Duane worked for several manufacturing companies as a project manager before retiring in 2003.  He served his local communities as past president of the Marion Center School Board and he served on various United Methodist Church committees in several states.  Duane was also an adjunct professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He and his wife have lived the past 14 years in Texas, where he has enjoyed his retirement.  Memorials may be made to W. Watson Lingenfelter Scholarship Fund, Marion Center State Bank, 501 E. Main Street, Marion Center, Pennsylvania 15759.

Duane is survived by his wife, Amy Lingenfelter; daughters, Kristy Kintz and husband, Ed of Indiana, Pennsylvania and Kacy Turner of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Nicholas Kintz of Allen, Texas, Rachel Kintz of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Mason Turner of Allen, Texas and Bryson Turner of Allen, Texas; nephews Matthew Watterson and wife, Cynthia of Harker Heights, Texas and Lucas Watterson and wife, Amy of Morgantown, West Virginia; niece, Heidi Watterson, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; great nieces and nephews, Christopher, Shemaira, Matthew, Jr., Alissa, Lydia, and Sebastian; brother, W. Brent Lingenfelter and wife, Judi of Richmond, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W. Watson and Mary Isabelle Lingenfelter and an infant daughter.

In support of our local, state, and federal government including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only 100 maximum guests will be allowed to attend the Memorial Service.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2020, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas, and will also be live streamed on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Facebook page and a recorded video will be available following the funeral service on Duane’s obituary page.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Duane and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

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Duane Lingenfelter How I met Duane: I have known Duane for 32 years. I met him when I interviewed him for a job as a Materials Manager in Orlando Florida. I was working for a division of a large corporation and, as typical in large corporations, HR at the headquarters had offered me several favored candidates from other divisions for the job. A trusted expert in materials management from headquarters suggested that, in addition to HR’s recommendations, that I interview Duane. After the interviews, it was obvious that Duane was exactly the person we needed. Professional: Most people probably don’t understand how special Duane was professionally. When it came to applying computers and software to complex manufacturing problems and business opportunities, Duane truly had no equal. He could get along with anybody but also tactfully hold them accountable for doing what was right for the business. That is why I ended up hiring him 4 times in 4 different companies. I would have continued to hire him but I ran out of companies and ended up working for government. Anecdotes: Two of Duane’s greatest attributes were his intensity and enthusiasm. A few months after I hired Duane in the first company, he came into my office bouncing off the walls. Two of my almost equally intense purchasing agents had insisted that Duane count and keep inventory on rivets. Duane told them it was ridiculous as rivets represented a miniscule .03% of our purchase cost and would be impossible to track. Of course he was 100% correct so I got the gut-retching job of getting the unyielding purchasing agents off of his back. In another company, Duane was struggling to uncover how we were experiencing million dollar inventory shifts month to month with no relationship to our sales. After months of arguing with our CFO who insisted the numbers being reported from the software were accurate, Duane discovered a small anomaly in the software. It divided individual inventory values by 0 and went haywire with multi-million dollar inventory value swings. We turned off the calculation and then magically the inventory shifts disappeared. Friend: While I admired and respected Duane professionally, his most important role in my life was that he was my friend. I enjoyed my daily lunches with Duane as this was a time of humor, stimulating conversation and creative problem-solving. Everyone in my family who knew Duane loved being around him and we all will miss him here on earth with us. We plan on enjoying his company again when we see him in Heaven. Mark Person, September 16, 2020 Duane's dad was my great uncle and I grew up with the Lingenfelter family. We were in Pennslvania together, I visited Duane and Amy when he was in the army in Germany. Later he inroduced me to German cousins from generations back, some of whom I still communicate with today... because of sweet Duane for whom family was what life was about. He will be sorely missed. Love forever to his lovely wfe, Amy, and his whole family. Dorothy Barreau, September 15, 2020 This has been my family for going on 14 years now. I met his grandson when we were in kindergarten, and the whole family became a big part of my life. Forever in my heart and forever in my prayers. I love you all so much
Brianna black, September 14, 2020