Ross Alan Duncan, passed away on Monday January 22nd, 2024 at the age of 60, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer, with the love of his life Cyndi at his side.
He was born September 18th, 1963 in Park Ridge, Illinois to his mother and father Lillian and Norman Duncan. He was raised in Schaumburg, Illinois, graduated from St Peter Lutheran School in 1978 and from Conant High School in 1982. He was a brother, father, friend and husband. In 2010, Ross was married to Cynthia who was his partner in life the last 14 years.
Ross was hardworking and loved the outdoors. His passion for building and fixing everything and anything was something he frequently sought out. He worked as a Diesel Mechanic at First Student for just shy of 24 years. He loved to help people and always did it with a smile on his face. He laughed hard but always smiled harder. He was a patient and gentle man who appreciated connection from those who he surrounded himself with. There truly wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. He was a man of many interests but he loved taking care of his chickens, his labradoodle Cooper, working in his yard, grilling and bowling. He and Cyndi always looked forward to relaxing on their annual 4th of July trip to Montana.
Ross is survived by his wife Cyndi, sons Corey and Brendan, step daughters Brittney Schoen (Eric) and Katielynn Sutterlin, his father Norman, brothers Bruce (Mariann), Randy (Bonnie) and sister Colleen Conner (Karl). Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Lillian.
Montana was where his heart always resided and he looked forward to relocating there with his family upon retirement. In honor of his last request he will be buried next to his mother in the beautiful soil of Big Timber, Montana.
There will be a graveside service on February 24th, 2024 at 11am at Mountain View Cemetery in Big Timber, Montana. Everyone is welcome to attend and there will be a gathering at the Big Timber Lutheran Church following the cemetery service. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Timber Lutheran Church, PO Box 278, 115 West 4th Avenue, Big Timber Montana 59011.
A Celebration of Ross’s Life will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Schaumburg, Illinois on the 6th of April 2024 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to St Peter Lutheran Church, 202 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg IL 60194 or a cancer charity of your choice.
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West of Big Timber
Big Timber, MT 59011
Gathering of Family and Friends
115 West 4th Avenue
PO Box 278
Big Timber, MT 59011