Michael L. Duca, 49, of Hastings, formerly of North Platte, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital following an accident.

Michael was born Aug. 8, 1970 to John and Susan (Refior) Duca. He graduated from North Platte High School in 1989. He attended North West Kansas Technical College and graduated with a degree in diesel mechanics.

He married Kimberly Martin in 1990, and to this union they were blessed with two wonderful children, Shelbee and Justin. Michael worked the family farm southwest of North Platte. Farming was his passion since he was young child.

He was a soft hearted simple loving man.

Michael married Terri Cain in July of 2009. With this union came another Daughter Shelby Cain. Some years later they now shared in yet another daughter, Angelica Duca.

Mike followed his passion for the farming life by moving to the Hastings area and joined Joyce Farms in Heartwell. Michael loved working for them and the opportunities he was given during his time there.

Michael is survived by his wife, Terri Duca of Hastings; children, Shelbee (Taylor) Gibbs of Rapid City, Shelby Cain and Angelica Duca, both of Hastings, Justin Duca of North Platte; grandsons, Trenton and Ryker Gibbs and Remington Duca; and parents, Ronald and Susan Dike of North Platte.

Cremation has been chosen. Memorial services will be held on Monday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in care of arrangements, with Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating.

Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com.