Ronald Duffy
June 6, 1940 - January 18, 2018

Ronald Duffy, 77, of Fairbank passed away Thursday January 18, 2018 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo.  Visitation will be from 9:00-10:30 AM on Monday January 22, 2018 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Memorial Mass will begin at 11:00 AM on Monday January 22, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Fr. Ray Atwood officiating.  Inurnment will be in Fontana Cemetery at Hazleton.  Memorials may be directed to Unity Point Hospice.

Ronald Morris Duffy was born in Independence, Iowa on June 6, 1940 to parents Robert and Edith (Sankey) Duffy.  He attended school at Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Fairbank  and Oran Consolidated School.  He married Linda Stohr and they later divorced.  He had been employed in the construction field building homes, the Chicago North Western Railroad as a switchman, Clay Equipment as a forklift driver and at Horkheimer Manufactured Homes in setup.  He retired in 2002.  Ron enjoyed going to the races and working on his golf cart.  He especially enjoyed his time with his family and grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his sons: Duane (Kathy) Duffy of Stanley and Darin (Jennifer) Duffy of Urbana; his grandchildren: Karter and Ella Duffy;  his “granddogs”: Cooper, Carley, Red, Ollie, Bentley and Ally; his mother Edith Duffy; his brothers: Dick, Tom, Jim and Mike Duffy; his sisters: Bev Jans and Judy Schute.  He was preceded in death by his father and his brother Larry Duffy.   

 

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Joann (Meier) Covert on January 25, 2018 at 3:16 PM said:

Ronnie was always such a friendly guy. So sorry to all for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Joann
Jodi Jans-niece on January 22, 2018 at 2:33 PM said:

A very sweet man with fond memories of his smile and gentle soul. Prayers to my cousins.
Frederick Green on January 21, 2018 at 3:17 AM said:

My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Ronald. Please know that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) . I pray that you are able to find comfort in God's promise of paradise where there will be no more pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:4,5)  and the many wonderful  memories of your loved one becoming a reality in the future resurrection in paradise.  (Acts 24:15). Please accept my sincere condolences.
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Rick Dopp on January 19, 2018 at 7:09 PM said:

So sorry to hear this I use to love B S ing with Ron thoughts and prayers to the Duffy family.
Aunt LeeAnne on January 19, 2018 at 6:44 PM said:

My deepest sympathy Darin and to your family. Mr. Duffy was such a nice man. We had a nice conversation at Christmas. All I can say is one foot in front of the other to get through this tough time. Lean on the Lord. Love you.
Tim McBride on January 19, 2018 at 5:06 PM said:

So sorry for your loss Duane,Darrin and All of the family. He great guy to talk to and be around.
Pamela Jones-Family friend on January 19, 2018 at 3:00 PM said:

Ron was a happy go lucky guy. He always had a smile on his face and will be missed dearly. So sorry for the loss of such an amazing person who could brighten up anyone's day.
Anonymous on January 19, 2018 at 2:18 PM said:

sorry for your loss Prayers to the Duffy families
Ellen Gaffney on January 19, 2018 at 12:33 PM said:

Sorry to hear of Ron's passing.
Our families are life-long friends
and had many good timers together.
May he rest in peace.
Bev Jans...sister on January 19, 2018 at 12:32 PM said:

Short & sweet...much like Ron...I promise to keep this short & sweet. Ron was a VERY good person. He might not have been "gifted & talented" in the way many of us think if "gifted & talented"...but he was very gifted & talented in matters of the heart. As his

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