Duane was born on February 10, 1944 in Pierre, SD to Robert and Esther Cox.
After attending Presho schools and farming alongside his dad, he went on to South Dakota State University where he met Karyn Hartnett. The pair moved to the first of many homes in and around Presho where he farmed over the next 20 years.
George and Shirley (Mizner) remained faithful to their wedding vows for the next 67 years.
George and Shirley purchased their White River ranch property south of Presho in 1961 and raised three sons down on the White River.
Whitney Jr., sons Myron, Roger, Ronald, and Joseph, daughters Raecia Whitney and Janet Whitney-Hardin; grandson Cayle; brother Leonard "Buzzy" Driving Hawk; sisters Connie Driving Hawk and Margie Pickner; father and mother-in-law Lyle and Mary Whitney; and nephew Earlwyn Pickner. Duane Robert Cox of Sioux Falls, SD passed away on February 14, 2018 while at his home in Ft. Funeral will be on Saturday, February 24 at at Christ the King Catholic Church in Sioux Falls.Gratefully sharing her life are her sons Bradford Whitney, Lyle "Eli" Whitney, and Charles Whitney all of Lower Brule; daughters Mona Goodface of Sioux Falls, Candida and Clyde Estes of Lower Brule and Margaret Whitney of Lower Brule; brother Erwin "Doe Doe" La Roche of Lower Brule; grandchildren Anne, Ashley, Ismael, Isiah, Oren "Oj", Holten, Shylynn, Myra, Leon, Derek, Amber, Neil, Grant, Garret, Trenton, Jamel, Tyrell, Isaac, Dalton, Breanne, Raecia, Josiah, and Charles Jr.; great grandchildren Duane, La Ree, Kora, Ali, Clay, Caylee, Bailey, Keanu, Isabel, Armani, Arimin, Anailee, Charlie Rose, Landon, Benson, and Noah.She is also survived by special nephews Earl La Roche and Ben Janis; special niece Anita Pretty Sounding Flute; and numerous other nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Sioux Falls Catholic Schools or Feeding South Dakota.George Francis Mowry, Presho, stepped into Eternity on February 16, 2018 at Mary House in Pierre, SD.Judy Whitney passed away on February 3, 2018 at Sanford Medical Center in Chamberlain at the age of 75 years.Funeral services for Judy Whitney, 75 of Lower Brule SD were held Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Lower Brule Community Center in Lower Brule with burial in St. Judith Ann Driving Hawk was born July 8, 1942 to Ben and Mable (Black Tomahawk) Driving Hawk in Lower Brule. On January 13, 1961, Judy married the love of her life Lyle O. To this union, twelve children were born: seven boys Roger, Myron, Bradford, Lyle, Charles, Ronald, and Joseph and five girls Janet, Mona, Candida, Margaret, and Raecia.In 1987 Duane and Karyn sold their farm and home to move to Sioux Falls, along with their three remaining sons still at home.Because he had always had such a strong work ethic, retirement was put off when he decided to become an apartment owner.Duane is survived by his loving wife, Karyn (Hartnett) Cox also of Sioux Falls, two daughters, Michelle Hammer (husband Blane) of Minneapolis, MN, Wendy Tauke (husband Ken) of Rock Island, IL; four sons, Jason (wife Pam), Ryan (wife Kerri), Darin (wife Janet) and Adam (wife Diane) all of Sioux Falls.Duane was also a proud grandfather of 18 grandchildren whom he spent much time around.