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.