Duane was born April 9, 1961 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of Willian Franklin and Patricia (Perkins) Aldridge Jr. He lived in Martin City and Kansas City, MO before moving to Gladstone.
Duane was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed doing these things with his friends and daughters. Duane was also well known in the Kansas City area for the many foosball tournaments he organized and ran. He worked in sales, and had worked at Amazing Siding, Energy Pro Windows and Renewal by Anderson.
Duane is survived by three daughters, Nikki Novotny, Independence, MO; Hailey Aldridge, Osceola, MO; and Samantha Aldridge, Kansas City, MO. A brother, David Aldridge, Overland Park, KS; three sisters, Debbie Linton, Belton, MO; Barbi Glaviano, Belton, and Valarie (John)Rinehart, Peculiar, MO. Three grandchildren, Adarious Novotny, Adrian Novotny, McKinley Aldridge-Maucelli, and numerous nieces and nephews.