I've known Erica for almost 16 years from our jobs at UPS. It was always a pleasure seeing Duane coming to say hi to his daughter to start his day. I wouldn't say I truly know Duane but I got the impression the head nod he would give me in passing was more a sign of respect and acceptance more than just a little "hello". I'm thankful to have known him the little that I did and I know his absence will be felt everyday. My deepest condolences go to this family in time of gravest grief.
I didn’t know Duane personally, however, I did get to know him somewhat on the FJRiders forum, through his posts there.
From them, I gathered that Duane had a dry humor, mechanically inclined, an intelligent man, one who would help others in need, someone who valued his friendships, a man of faultless integrity, and a man who cherished and loved his wife, children, and all of his family.
Even though we hadn’t formally met, we were part of the FJR brotherhood, so I feel I have lost a comrade.
Our most sincere condolences to you, Marilee, and to all of your family and those that were fortunate to have known him.
Chuck Norris had a Duane Wellington poster in his bedroom as motivation
I had the privilege of working with Erica and developed a pretty good friendship. I would see Duane every morning standing and talking to her before starting his day. And you didn't have to know them to see that he loved his daughter. Which in sure went for both of his daughters. Erica, you and your family are all in my prayers.... I pray for comfort at this time and if you need anything at all I'm just a call away.
I met Duane after he left a post-it note on my motorcycle at UPS.
It simply said "See Duane" sounded ominous!
Took me a little while to find out who this person was.
I then found out he was into motorcycles, and had questions about mine.
He was a very good man and we had conversations about motorcycles and gear.
I miss him, and I know that he made a positive impact on mine and many people's lives.
I am very sorry for your loss, may time heal what words can not.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
In memory of Duane Eric Wellington, Jim Holloway P.J. lit a candle
"D-Wayne" will be missed. I've worked with him a lot of years at UPS. He had a dry wit that I really appreciated. We would talk often about music, politics, cars/motorcycles, food, and much more. Great guy gone way too soon. I'm praying for God's love and comfort for all his family and friends.
Marilee, I am reeling from this greatly unexpected loss. I have shed many tears for a man that just decided to go out of his way and showed me his secret roads to ride. I learned along the way of what made Duane tick and respected him the more I learned. Im sure there was an eye roll or two riding with me, but we ended up sharing some great memories.
My prayers go to you and your family. May God comfort you as you navigate strange waters. We will be close by if you need us.
Sincerely, Mark and Louanne Irving
In memory of Duane Eric Wellington, Grady Allen lit a candle
In the love that surrounds you, may you find strength....
In the many memories you cherish, may you find peace.
My heart goes out to you all Beverly and Larry, wife and children.
Love to all
My sincere condolences. I worked with Duane many many years and always enjoyed sharing conversation. When it comes down to it, we didn’t know each other very well but that didn’t matter. We always found common ground and would share something interesting guaranteed almost daily. Duane will be missed greatly. 🙏🏻
In memory of Duane Eric Wellington, Curtis Peek lit a candle
So sad to hear news of Duane's passing. He was the best mechanic at UPS. Whenever there was a mechanical problem at work you could count on Duane to fix it. He will be missed.
Sincerely, Chad Finley ( coworker)
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.