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Duke Whittington

August 17, 2019 — February 29, 2024

Monroe Center, IL

Duke Miller Whittington passed away on February 29, 2024. He was born at home on his family’s farm to Rachel and Nickolas Whittington. All children are beautiful, but from the very beginning Duke was a special little soul. From the start, he was all boy and he continued to grow into little mini Man’s Man. Even when he was rambunctious with non-stop energy, he was a joy to be around and brought smiles to everyone’s face. He had a soul that loved adventure and he could be found running, jumping, and climbing whatever he could. He loved being outside. He was always ready to take on any challenge and enjoyed giving it all of his effort. He lived life to the fullest and made every part of the day fun. He was one of the family entertainers and enjoyed making the whole family laugh. He loved going to pre-k at Highland Elementary School where he made countless friends, he was incredibly smart and had a curious nature and competitive spirit that made him quick to catch on to whatever task lay ahead. He thrived and loved interacting with his parents and helping them around the house. He always wanted to help and would listen to his parents carefully and took all the instructions to heart and would accomplish the task with pride. He was one little boy whose help you never wanted to turn down. The more he grew you could really see and feel how caring and sweet his personality was. He had a sensitive side and was always delicate while petting the “small animal babies”. He was an absolute animal lover and would absolutely light up and when surrounded and playing with all the tiny puppies. Duke understood how to express himself even at such a young age. He had an animated demeanor and often times his feelings could be seen with the expressions on his face or his “Hulk Hogan/HeMan” stance when he was displeased. Duke adored all of his siblings and was blessed to be surrounded by siblings that adored him right back. To know Duke was to love Duke. He was the perfect little brother and recently learned how to become a great big brother when his littlest sibling was born. His big brother Cole, was his best buddy. He loved nothing more than sneaking candy, wrestling, and playing with him before settling down to watch tv together when they were worn out. He had an infectious giggle that would bring an instant smile to your face and the most beautiful eyes that looked up at you. When he looked at his Momma and Daddy they could feel all the love he had for them. He loved them and his whole family with all his heart. He will be missed and will never be forgotten. He may have only blessed this world for a short time but the world was made better because he was in it. He will live on in the heart of every person that knew him. His memory will remind us how to live each day with fun, zeal, gentleness, and sweetness. He is missed every minute by his parents, Nick and Rachel; his siblings, Liam, Jacob, Zoë, Cole, and Bear; his grandparents, Rick and Dawn Miller; his great grandpa and grandma, Richard and Dorothy Whittington; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

 A memorial visitation will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and concluding with a time of remembrance on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Highland Elementary School, 410 S. Hickory St, Stillman Valley, IL 61084. 
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Saturday, March 23, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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