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Duane L. Polster – February 4, 2017

Duane L. Polster, 72, of Amarillo, died Saturday, February 4, 2017.Polster Obit Pic

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.


  • Travis and Jo Ann McWhorter Posted February 6, 2017 10:00 am

    Our heart, thoughts and prayers are with Joyce and all the many friends and family of Duane. Travis has known Duane since grade school in Megargel, Texas and counts his friendship as a lifetime treasure. He has left such an amazing footprint with such a well lived life. He will never be forgotten,

  • John and Lela Joiner Posted February 6, 2017 2:50 pm

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with Joyce and family of Duane. Working with Duane at the City Parks Dept. was a true blessing. Both Duane’s and Joyce’s friendship and influence left an enduring life long influence.

  • John and Lela Joiner Posted February 6, 2017 3:15 pm

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with Joyce and family of Duane. Working with him in the Parks Dept. was a true blessing and memorable experience, a true friend. Both Joyce and Duane’s influence exerted unwavering friendship and support.

  • Joe and Nancy Draper Posted February 7, 2017 1:14 pm

    Will always remember Duane and Joyce. Enjoyed being around both. Had great times with Duane during Lake Rita Blanco and Lake Meredith hunting geese and quail. He was a great shot. Also remembering the good old days in Megargel. He’s a good man. Our condolence goes to Joyce and family.

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