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Duane Leon Sieg ’51

Duane Leon Seig ’51, October 8, 2008, at home in Indialantic, Florida. Duane's family came to Portland from Eastern Kansas and Western Colorado in 1942. He entered Reed, earning a BA in biology, and later earned an MD from the University of Oregon. He met Ruth E. Murray in Portland; they married in 1954. Two years later, he entered the U.S. Navy and interned at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. He also received training in orthopedic surgery at San Francisco General Hospital. He worked at Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children in Lexington, Kentucky, and was stationed at Jacksonville Naval Hospital. In 1964, he moved to Bremerton, Washington, to be chief of orthopedic surgery at the Naval Hospital. A year later, he left the navy to start a private practice in Melbourne, Florida. Duane and Ruth built a home at Gleneden Beach on the Oregon coast in 1990. He was active with the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, the Cascade Music Festival, in cultural events in Portland, and reestablished his connection with Reed. In retirement, the couple spent summers at Gleneden Beach and winters in Indialantic. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, two granddaughters, and two sisters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2009

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