Our community lost an amazing man, husband, father, son, friend, and coach on September 22, 2021 at 6:02pm. Steven Stromberg Duke, 46, passed away in his home with his family, in Prineville, OR. Steve was born and raised just south of Seattle and graduated from Auburn High School.
Steve is survived by his wife, Amy, of 20 years, his sons, Brayden and Preston, his mom, Colleen Duke, brother, Kenneth Duke, and grandmother, Marie Stromberg.
Steve was preceded in death by his grandfather, Glenn Stromberg.
The legacy Steve created for his sons, will live on in our town and in our hearts. He was a fun loving, strong, caring, and hardworking husband, father, and son. His family always came first, as well as friends, and even strangers needing a hand. Steve worked for Les Schwab, which eventually brought his family to Prineville in 2006. The Duke family found their forever home here and a family of friends in the community that he was so involved in, and Facebook made this possible. He worked for Facebook as a Facilities Support Manager and other roles, over the last 10 years. He was a leader and team player in his role at work, and helped Facebook support our community in many ways; he was always looking for ways to help people.
Steve coached his own boys, and other kids, in baseball, soccer, wrestling, and football from the time the boys were toddlers. He was always present for his family and quickly became a loved coach among kids and parents.
Steve was supportive, devoted, and caring, and he loved to spend his time with Amy and the boys, playing softball with friends, and traveling for sports and just for fun. He treasured his mom and the bond he had with her. Whenever it required a long time in the truck to get somewhere, he would always say, “The more quality time we get to spend together”. He was just that way. His family was everything to him.
Steve had a sense of humor and always wanted to make everyone laugh, smile, and feel good; that is just the kind of guy he was. You could always count on him for that.
Services will be held from 1-4pm for family and friends, then some softball games will be played in his honor.
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