Robert Daniel Duran

Joe Denoyer - April 3, 2021 4:10 pm

Robert Daniel Duran, age 81, of Johnson, KS, died Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Lawrence, KS.  He was born December 12, 1939, in Saunders, KS, the son of Salvador Huerta and Melba Nadean (Stringer) Duran.


Bob attended elementary and high school in Manter, KS.  He continued his education at Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia.  He was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity.  Bob married Keren E. Lowman on May 20, 1962, in Lebo, KS.  He taught school and coached multiple sports in Dodge City, KS, until 1970 when they moved to Tipton, MO.  In 1972, Bob moved his family to Johnson where he joined his father in farming.  He founded Chem-Till Spray Company, a crop spraying business, with Jesus Tarin in 1985, and retired in 2016.  Bob was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Johnson, Knights of Columbus, and the Elks Lodge in Dodge City.   


Bob is survived by his wife, Keren of Johnson, KS; sons, Bob Duran and partner John Humbert of Roeland Park, KS, and Phil Duran and wife Krista of Leawood, KS; daughter, Keri Veach and husband Shae of Hays, KS; brother, Richard Duran and wife Linda of Horseshoe Bay, TX; sisters, Anita Antony of Golden, CO, and Rosemary Wilkerson and husband Charlie of Johnson, KS; sister-in-law, Jeanie Facklam and husband Bert of Tescott, KS; 11 grandchildren, Kayla Duran Latham, Brock Duran, Jared Duran, Devon Duran, Dani Duran, Dawson Duran, Dina Duran, Kelli Veach, Jodi Veach, Tucker Veach, and Mindi Veach; and ten nieces and nephews.


Bob is preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Ron Antony. 


Vigil Service and Rosary will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, April 9, 2021, and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 10, 2021, both at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses, KS, with Reverend Peter Tran officiating.  Mass of Christian Burial may also be viewed live on Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page.  Inurnment will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, KS.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Heart Association or St. Bernadette Catholic Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855.  Condolences may be posted at