He was born Oct. 20, 1964 in Indianapolis to Kenneth N. Hubbard and Freddie L. (Brummett) Hubbard. Duane graduated from Cloverdale High School in 1983. While in high school he was a member of the wrestling, football and track and field teams. Following high school he attended Marian College and received a B.S. in radiology and business.
Duane worked at St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel and Indianapolis. In 1999, he became a traveler in radiology, and worked in San Francisco (where he was named his company's traveler of the year) and then in Seattle. For the last six and a half years he worked at IU Health Bloomington Hospital as an MRI technologist.
Duane's favorite pastimes were spending time with family and friends, playing with his chocolate labs (Moose and Bear), photography and being outdoors. Duane was passionate about working out; training for triathlons, and preparing for an upcoming Iron Man competition. He was a member of the Bloomington Bicycle Club, and in July completed the 160--mile Rain Ride across the state of Indiana.
Duane was a musician and played a variety of instruments including guitar, keyboards and drums. He also sang. He previously was a member of the Just for Kicks Band and played with various artists throughout the country. He recorded and published one CD.
In 1996, Duane met his best friend and love of his life, Alisica (Anderson) Hubbard; they married Oct. 23, 2004. They attended Sherwood Oaks Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Alisica (Anderson) Hubbard; sister, Teresa Felty and husband Mike of Wichita Falls, Texas; aunt, Melba Slemp of Steilacoom, Wash.; sisters-in-laws, Amanda Maclin and husband Taris of Carmel, and Shanna Oliver and husband Nathan of Bloomington; very special nieces and nephews Gary Swartsell of Beaverton, Ore., Michelle Sluder and Kris Sluder of northern Ind., Sydney Wimberly and Ezekiel "Zeke" Maclin of Carmel, Stanley and Reese Oliver of Bloomington and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Freddie L. Hubbard; father, Kenneth N. Hubbard; sister, Dana Sluder; grandparents and various aunts and uncles.
A celebration of life service will be held at Clear Note Church of Bloomington on Saturday at 3 p.m. at 2401 S. Endwright Road Bloomington.
At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alisica Hubbard; so that she may carry on Duane's legacy by continuing to run half marathons in his honor. Donations may be made in Duane's memory to: Alisica Hubbard P.O. Box 273 Clear Creek, IN 47426.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nathan Butler Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed at www.forevercare.org.