Verl Duncan spent years serving others. He did it as a soldier in Vietnam, and as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and Hardin County Conservation. He served his wife Barb through small acts of love – going out to buy her a cup of coffee, and making sure her car was always full of gas. And he did it for his children and grandchildren – first, as a foster parent, and then as a doting adult who got down on their level to speak to them, and soothing every crying baby he encountered. In short, Verl lived his life for other people.
That life ended on Sept. 30 when Verl, who was 73, died from complications of COVID-19. He’s one of 26 Hardin County residents who’ve lost their lives to the disease since August.