Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Trinity Lutheran Church with Brian Hesse, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by Volleys for Veterans. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Duane was born on March 14, 1944 in Olney, Texas to Hertha and Richard Polster. He served in the United States Army from 1962 – 1965. He earned his Batchelor of Science degree in Park Administration from Texas Tech. He retired from the City of Amarillo as the director of Parks and Recreation after 26 years of service. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving on various boards for over 40 years. He was a Kiwanian for over 40 years and a member of Amarillo South Kawanis Club for 35 years.
He married Joyce Schumann on August 7, 1965 in Harrold, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Polster, of the home; three sons, Matt Polster and wife Pamela of Borger, Ryan Polster and wife Misti of Hamilton, and Emmet Polster and wife Susan of Amarillo; three sisters, Erlene Stolk of Levelland, Delores Hinson of Olney, and Lynette Lackey of Wichita Falls; a brother, Delmer Polster and wife Sandra of Benbrook; ten grandchildren, Emily, Whitney, Taylor, Todd, Emma, Elaine, John, Joseph, Will and Gracie; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and suggests memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church or a favorite charity.