CRYSTAL LAKE – Earl Edward Duffy, 75, of New Lisbon, Wis., and formerly of Crystal Lake, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry.|
He was born Nov. 30, 1937, in Chicago, to Eugene and Mabel (Corbeil) Duffy. On Sept. 2, 1961, he married Sharon Ackman in Crystal Lake.
He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a Moose Junior Governor for International Moose County Lodge 1993, a member of the Crystal Lake Jaycees and co-founder of Boy Scouts Troop 210 in Crystal Lake.
He was the longtime owner of Day's Septic Service in Crystal Lake. Following the sale of his business, he worked for the village of Lakewood as the head of maintenance.
Earl was a lifelong resident of Crystal Lake until his retirement when he moved to New Lisbon eight years ago.
Earl loved spending time with his grandkids and his adopted Beagle, Stanley. When he wasn't spending time with his family, you could find Earl on Monday nights serving the Ladies of the Moose at bingo.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his children, Pamela (Doug) Dewey, Cheryl (Ted) Spanbauer, Nanci (Brian Dermont) Duffy and Eugene (Susan) Duffy; grandchildren, Alex, Danny, Peyton, Taylor, Joshua (Ashlee), Amber, Tyler, Charity, Dylan, Harley and Lisa; a great-grandson, Ashton; his brother, Raymond (Linda) Duffy; his mother-in-law, Elsa ""Mary Ellen"" Ackman; his nephew, Jason (Jamie) Ackman; and his niece, Kerri (Chris Williams) Ackman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Eugene Duffy and Gerald Duffy; and his sister, Barbara Tietjens.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The visitation will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 210 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. The service will be at 11 a.m.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760.
Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Aug. 22, 2013