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Donald DUFFNEY

Of Glenwood, MN Formerly of Fairbault, MN Will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Faribault. Celebrant for the service will be Father Erik Lundgren. Visitation will be held on Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck, Minnesota and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a time of family sharing at 7:30 p.m. at the Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave. New Hope, Minnesota. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery, Faribault. Donald Duffney, son of Omer and Alice (Bauer) Duffney was born on February 2, 1935 at Faribault, Minnesota, where he grew up and attended school. Donald worked for Carlson Store Fixture as a supermarket refrigeration installer. In 1981, he started Duffney Refrigeration in Corcoran, Minnesota. He loved motorcycles, fast cars, beautiful women and refrigeration. Donald loved his work and was known as a perfectionist. He was a member of the pipefitters union #539 for 56 years. Donald died on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood, Minnesota. He was 77 years old. He is survived by his life partner, Mary Wright, Glenwood; six children, Mark (Robin), Brooklyn Park, Ernest (Laura), Hamel, Michael, Buffalo, Dean (Lori), Maple Grove, Pam Duffney, Plymouth, and Dawn (Eric) Odegaard, Dayton; one brother, Phillip (Katie) Duffney, Faribault; three sisters, Delores Stevermer, Faribault, Beverly Weigle, Ham Lake, and Phyllis (Les) Kaderlik, Faribault; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.




Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 14, 2012
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