William Dwight Duba was born November 12, 1909 in Brule County to John and Minnie (Josephson) Duba. He attended Brule County rural school, Ward Academy, Kimball High School and Dakota Wesleyan University. He received his teaching certificate and served as dean of the boy’s dorm at Kimball High School. On May 23, 1936, he married Alice Manon in Mitchell. They farmed in Davison County from 1936 until 1961. He was active in federal farm programs including the AAA, ASC, and served as South Dakota State Chairman of the ASCS. He was an active member of the Farmers Union, was on the Tobin 11 school board, the Tobin Township Board and had been on the board of directors of the Ethan Cooperative Telephone Company and the Farmers Union Cooperative Oil Company in Mitchell. He was the assistant state director of the Green Thumb program when it began in South Dakota. He and his wife were managers of Wesley Acres in Mitchell where they continued to make their home after retirement. He had been a resident of Firesteel Healthcare Center since January of 2008.
He and his wife, Alice, traveled extensively by car and motor home visiting all fifty states and all but one province in Canada. They made several trips to Mexico and went to Alaska by car and motor home.
Survivors include his wife, Alice; one son, Duane Duba and wife, Pearl of Ethan, SD; one daughter, Marlis Kapfenstein of Lanark, IL; five grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; four great- great-grandchildren; one sister, Marian Hrabe of Pukwana, SD; and one sister-in-law, Lola Duba of White Lake, SD. He was preceded in death by one sister, Elsie, three brothers: Bernard, Gailard and Perl, and a granddaughter, Jodie.