Earl Edward Duffy, 75, of New Lisbon, WI, and formerly of Crystal Lake, passed away unexpectedly on August 19, 2013 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.
He was born November 30, 1937 in Chicago to Eugene and Mabel (Corbeil) Duffy. On September 2, 1961 he married Sharon Ackman in Crystal Lake.
He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a Moose Junior Governor for the International Moose County Lodge 1993, a member of the Crystal Lake Jaycees, and a co-founder of Boy Scouts Troup 210 in Crystal Lake.
He was the longtime owner of Day's Septic Service in Crystal Lake. Following the sale of his business he worked for the Village of Lakewood as the head of maintenance. Earl was a lifelong resident of Crystal Lake until his retirement when he moved to New Lisbon eight years ago.
Earl loved spending time with his grandkids and his adopted Beagle, Stanley. When he wasn't spending time with his family you could find Earl on Monday nights serving the Ladies of the Moose at Bingo.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his children, Pamela (Doug) Dewey, Cheryl (Ted) Spanbauer, Nanci (Brian Dermont) Duffy, Eugene (Susan) Duffy; grandchildren, Alex, Danny, Peyton, Taylor, Joshua (Ashlee), Amber, Tyler, Charity, Dylan, Harley, and Lisa; a great-grandson, Ashton; his brother, Raymond (Linda) Duffy; his mother-in-law, Elsa "Mary Ellen" Ackman; his nephew, Jason (Jamie) Ackman; and his niece, Kerri (Chris Williams) Ackman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Eugene Duffy and Gerald Duffy; and his sister, Barbara Tietjens.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8pm on Friday, August 23 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Visitation will continue from 10am to 11am on Saturday, August 24 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 210 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. The service will be at 11am.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.