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February 23, 1926 – Sunday, November 25, 2012

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
3:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Wednesday, November 28th
5-8 P.M.

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

8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kathleen (Duffy) Maas

    Memories of a happy childhood all come flooding in. So many memories. So much fun. I think your greatest gift to me was all our siblings, living on the farm, safe and cared for. Thank you for that.

  2. Linda C Duffy

    Miss you, Dad.

  3. Memorial written by Pat (Duffy) Sandquist

    Thank you Dad.
    For raising me on the farm & teaching me to value the simple things.
    For making me laugh.
    For teaching me to be strong, work hard, and to know when to compromise.
    Thank you for raising me in the Catholic Faith, so I know to hold close those dear to my heart.
    And last but not least, thank you for pony, Patches. Those were some fun times!!!!

  4. John F. Duffy

    Thank you for letting me tag along in
    our younger years, the good advice in our later years and all the times
    Your Brother, John

  5. Irene James

    I always had to take you with me
    wherever I went! This time–you have
    gone on a long journey all by yourself.
    Miss you and love you,
    Your Sister, Irene

  6. Ruth A. Duffy

    I will miss you, Dad.

  7. Mary Jo Glunz-Bartz

    My condolences to a wonderful family. I have fond memories being neighbors with the Duffy clan. Bob and Barb were always wonderful to me and treated me as one of their own. May they both rest in God’s arms now.

  8. julie fiecke winkelman

    Dear Patty; I am so very sorry to hear you lost your dad. I will always remember him for the jokes and pranks he liked to play. Prayers to you and your family.


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