Duane Francis Laffey obituary

Duane Francis Laffey Obituary

Bellevue, Iowa, United States

February 07, 1933 - January 06, 2017

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Duane Francis Laffey obituary

Duane Francis Laffey Obituary

Feb 07, 1933 - Jan 06, 2017

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Duane Francis LaffeyAltoonaDuane F. Laffey, 83, OF Altoona, IA passed away peacefully on January 6, 2017. Duane was born on February 7, 1933 to Alvin and Edna (Gonner) Laffey in Springbrook, IA. He was a member of the US Army, serving in the Korean War (1953-1955).He was united in marriage to Shirley Rubel on November 19, 1955 in Springbrook at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.Duane and Shirley resided on a farm near Runnells from 1955-2010, when they moved to Altoona.Duane loved fishing in Minnesota, spending time with family and watching his grandchildren play sports. He loved socializing and knew no stranger. He enjoyed having coffee with friends at Hy-Vee, the Altoona Campus and McDonald's.Farming was the most fulfilling job in his life. His favorite thing to do was to drive around and look at his farm land. John Deere tractors filled his farm and he spent his free time collecting many types of farm toys. He went to many auctions and enjoyed raising cattle.Duane is survived by his wife Shirley, five children; Steven (Cara) Laffey of Runnells, Daren (Julie) Laffey of Runnells, Shawnda (Mark) Moore of Clive, IA., Susan Laffey of Runnells, Duane J. (Carolyn) Laffey of Maxwell, IA. Grandchildren; Wade, Eric, Patrick, Sean Laffey; Matt, Adam, Ryan Laffey; Nolan Moore; Jared and Tyler Laffey. Great grandchildren; Addison Laffey and Layla Laffey. Two sisters; Donna (Bernard) Medinger of Bellevue, IA and Jan Balog of Carlsbad, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Sheryl, granddaughter Elizabeth Laffey and his sister Kay Rogers.Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Ss. John and Paul Catholic Church, 1401 1st Ave S., Altoona, IA. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at the church, with a 7:00 p.m., Rosary.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be directed to Ss. John and Paul Catholic Church Building Fund in memory of Duane.Online condolences may be expressed at www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com
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