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Emil Albert "Duke" Ducoulombier, Age: 84
May 05, 1937 - May 24, 2021

Emil Albert “Duke” Ducoulombier, Sr., 84, of Kansas City, passed away peacefully May 24, 2021 with family at his side.  Visitation will be at 9:30am, followed by mass at 10:30am on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, 4737 N. Cleveland Ave, KCMO, 64117. After mass there will be a gathering at the church.

Duke was born May 5, 1937, in Kansas City, Missouri, attended De La Salle High School. He then enlisted in the Army, where he served three years in Germany.  Upon returning, he joined and became an active member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 124 for 65 years.  Duke served as the President, Business manager, instructor and business representative. Duke equally dedicated his life to his family as well as his IBEW family. Duke and Patty were married on April 4, 1959 and were married for 62 years.  Duke loved watching sports and coaching his children and grandchildren as well as golfing, hunting and fishing. The stories that Duke told, along with the smell of Captain Black Tobacco, will instill memories that will last a lifetime in our hearts.

Duke is survived by his wife, Patty (Chambers) Ducoulombier, their children Roger (Mary) Ducoulombier, Jeanne (Chris) Whitaker and daughter-in-law Nancy Ducoulombier; grandchildren, Whitney, Madison, Amber Ducoulombier, Nicholas and Allison Crenshaw, Payton and Ava Whitaker, Katie (John)  Rich, and Sophia Miller; great-grandchildren, Zaida, Shiloh and Harper. He was preceded in death by his Son, Skip Ducoulombier; Mother and Father, Mabel and Emil Ducoulombier; Brothers, Jim and Gus Ducoulombier. 

Duke was a loving husband, dad, brother, grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all his family, extended IBEW family, friends and neighbors. Many thanks from Duke’s family for your kindness, visits, and prayers at this time.

Additional Service:
Memorial Mass
St. Gabriel's Catholic Church
4737 N Cleveland Avenue
Kansas City
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Date of Service:
May 29 ,2021
Time of Service:
10:30 am
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Michelle (Bryant) Hoskins-Cummings May 27 ,2021

Family Friend ,Platte City ,Missouri

As neighbors growing up, I have many fond memories of spending time in the Ducoulombier home. Duke always welcomed me, even when I was eating his food and interrupting his TV time. I'm so sorry for your loss and am sending prayers and positive thoughts to the entire family. Much love to you all 💗

Joe DeYaeghere May 27 ,2021

Cousin ,Independence ,Missouri

Joe and Marnie DeYaeghere III send our love to all the family.

Paula Brandon May 27 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

james richard howard Jun 12 ,2021

Ibew retired ,Leavenworth ,Kansas

first met Duke when I was sent to the TWA overhaul bldg as an apprentist.Later on as a journeyman at Shawnee Mission he was my first helper on a huge new a new addition.I was scared to death. I was over my head.He calmed me down and told me that he would help me with every thing.What a great man he was.The greatest example of IBEW electrican dedicated to passing on his knowlege to others.Rest in peace brother.