Edward “Duke” Case, Class of 1963

Posted Nov 22, 2019

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Edward “Duke” Case ’63 died September 28, 2019. He was born July 12, 1940 to the late LaManche (Partlow) and Charles Case. Duke earned a Bachelors Degree in Business from Otterbein University. He retired in 1992 as Director of Purchasing for General Motors Delco Moraine Division. After retirement, he continued to work at Trostel Ltd. in Lake Geneva, WI and Harris Thomas Drop Forge Company in Dayton, OH. Duke served his country with honor in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the following clubs; Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Bellbrook Lion’s Club, Masonic Lodge in Dayton, Centerville Optimist Club, Brookview Swim Club Board Member, Emcee of Wayne Warrior Annual Pow-wow, President of Pi Kappa Phi (Country Club) Fraternity at Otterbein, Antioch Shrine, Classic Car Club Member, Dayton Agonis Club, Leadership Dayton, Alzheimer Association Board Member and at Hope Church he was on the board of Trustees, Pastor Parrish Committee, and Men of Hope.

Duke was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bill ’49, Jerry and David, and sister Josephine Thomas ’46; brother-in-laws Roger Brant ’61, Victor Thomas ’48 and sister-in-law Mary Cassel Case ’47.
Duke is survived by his wife Diana Darling Case ’64, sisters Libby Bunter and Sharon Reigelsperger; daughters Laurie (Jeff) Stewart and Allison (Travis) Cox; 4 grandchildren Abbie & Max Stewart and Chloe & Drew Cox. He is also survived by nephew Charles Case ’75 and niece Nancy Case Struble ’79.