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Donnie Wayne Duffel

October 15, 1958 ~ October 1, 2021 (age 62)


Donnie Wayne Duffel, 62, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas passed away Friday, October 1, 2021, at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale.

Wayne was born in Ceres, California on October 15, 1958. He married Ronda Kay Vanderburg on November 29, 2008. Wayne worked as a stucco man in construction. He loved Nascar and had met one of his favorite drivers, Mark Martin; was a music enthusiast who loved the Blues, Classic Rock, and especially Stevie Ray Vaughn; and was a motorcycle enthusiast who loved riding his Harley.  He was a funny and quick-witted man who loved making everyone laugh. Wayne was a member of the Victory Assembly Church in Siloam Springs.  And above all Wayne was a family man, lovingly called “Uncle Wee” by his nephews and nieces.

He is survived by his wife, Ronda Duffel of the home; his father, Cecil Ogden of Texas; three daughters, Tristan Hamm and husband Ryan of Colcord, Oklahoma, Kirena Sheppard and husband Jameson of Franklin, Tennessee, and Kendra Reyes and husband William of Centerton, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Dylan Sawyer, Kassidy Hamm, Olivia Hamm, Mason Hamm and Jaxon Sheppard; along with many nieces, nephews and his faithful companion, his dog, Harley.

Visitation for Wayne will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Siloam Springs.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 10:00am at the Victory Assembly in Siloam Springs. Burial will be conducted at the New Hope Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign the online guestbook please go to



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October 7, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 AM
Backstrom - Pyeatte Chapel SS
1401 E. Main St
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Funeral Service
October 8, 2021

10:00 AM
Victory Assembly
1407 N. Carl ST
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

October 8, 2021

11:30 AM
New Hope Cemetery
Chewey DR
Watts, OK 74964

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