Banderman, Duane Harold

Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 to 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO and after 9:00 AM on Monday, February 20, 2017 at First Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO

Date: Monday, February 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
First Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO

Virginia Mines Cemetery, Lonedell, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Roots Church, St. Clair, MO


Duane Harold Banderman of St. Clair, MO, departed this life suddenly at his home, on February 16, 2017, having reached the age of seventy years, eight months and nineteen days. Duane was born in Washington, MO, on May 21, 1946, son of Harold Fredrick Banderman and Alice Virginia Banderman nee Sullivan. On June 3, 1967, he was united in marriage to Rebecca May Williams, known to most as Becky, and four sons came to bless this union.

Duane is survived by his wife, Becky Banderman of St. Clair, MO; by his sons, Steven Banderman and wife, Debi, of Ankeny, IA, Mark Banderman and wife, Megan, of Berea, KY, David Banderman and wife, Valerie, of Austin, TX and Paul Banderman of New Havin, MO; by one brother, Kirby Banderman and wife, Kathy, of St. Clair; by nine grandchildren, Brennan, Nathan, Emma and Annabella Banderman of Ankeny, IA, and Madelynne, Marie, Charles, Thomas and Margaret Banderman of Berea, KY; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Alice Banderman.

Duane was a devout Christian and current active member of Roots Church in St. Clair, MO. After graduating from St. Clair High School, he attended Southwest Baptist University, obtaining an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies in 1966 and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries with a double major in communications and a minor in Psychology in 1968. After graduation, Duane had served as Pastor of Prospect Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO, for many years. Through the years, Duane has served the Lord as an active member of various churches in the area. He was proud to have served as Associate Pastor to Victory Christian Center many years ago and more recently, had served for five years as the Associate Pastor of Good Hope Southern Baptist Church, both in St. Clair, MO. He was a gifted musician, playing the piano and organ by ear and he loved to sing. He was currently a member of the Servants Quartet and enjoyed singing Southern gospel music. Duane had many talents and liked the outdoors and for most of his working career owned and operated Banderman's Home Remodeling company. For the seven years prior to his retirement, he worked for Joyce Meyer Ministries. Duane was a kind person with a soft spoken manner. He was always pleasant and never met a stranger. He was full of puns and had a keen sense of humor. These wonderful traits will be missed by many. Duane's children and grandchildren were his pride and joy and he was happiest when he was spending time with them.

A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, papa, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 20, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Charles Keith officiating. Interment was in Virginia Mines Cemetery, Lonedell, MO. Memorials may be made to Roots Church, St. Clair, MO. The Banderman family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO.