Robert Leroy Duffy, 86
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Feb. 23, 1926 ~ Nov. 25, 2012
Robert Leroy Duffy, age 86, of rural Waverly passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at The VA Health Care Systems in St. Cloud.
He was born on February 23, 1926 in Akeley, Minnesota the son of James and Margaret Tunks Duffy. Robert attended school in Akeley, MN.
He honorably served his Country in The United States Army as a cook on tug boats during World War II and the Korean War.
Robert was formerly employed with Electric Machinery of Minneapolis as a power generator field serviceman for many years, traveling all over the United States and to many other countries.
Robert enjoyed his family, farming, cooking, reading, carpentry and was a general fixer-upper. He liked to play practical jokes and always had a story to tell.
Survived by his wife: Diana J. Duffy; ten children: Linda Duffy of Grove City, Minnesota, Michael (Dana) Duffy of Albertville, Minnesota, Kathy (Ed) Maas of Eden Valley, Minnesota, Ruth Anne Duffy of Lisbon, North Dakota, Jim (De) Duffy of Glencoe, Minnesota, Pat (Curt) Sandquist of Watertown, Minnesota, Karla (Dan) Farrier of Zimmerman, Minnesota, Al (Shelley) Duffy of Howard Lake, Minnesota, Sue (Larry) Hudson of Boone, Iowa and Don (Brenda) Duffy of Lester Prairie, Minnesota; twenty two grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren; two sisters: Irene James of Lebanon, Oregon and Pat Plochocki of Columbia Heights, Minnesota; two brothers: Father Richard Duffy of Brazil and John (Peggy) Duffy of Taylor Falls; Diana's children and grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents: James & Margaret Duffy, his first wife: Barbara Duffy Gundersen and by a brother: Charles Duffy.
Funeral services for Robert Duffy will be held on Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.
Special music "Home" will be provided by Peaches Baloro.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 28th from 5-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to: thepetersonchapel.com 763-682-1363
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 28, 2012