Duane was born on July 19, 1961, in West Point, NE to Frank Jr. and Gladys (Abendroth) Prokop. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Pender. Duane attended and graduated from Pender High School on May 20, 1979.
Duane was an outdoorsman, he was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed raising livestock, going to farm sales and auctions. He was a true collector of many items. Duane loved spending time with his family and friends. He was willing to help and carry on a conversation with anyone.
Duane is survived by his mother, Gladys Prokop of Pender; special friend of 28 years, Stacy Warnock of Bancroft; brothers, Kenneth (Shirley) Prokop of Wayne, Gary (Maria) Prokop of Pender; four nieces and nephews.
Duane is preceded in death by his father, Frank Prokop, Jr.; brother, Ronnie Prokop; grandparents; many aunts and uncles.