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Charles J. Duffing

Charles J. Duffing

Charles J Duffing of Red Wing passed away Sunday Nov. 4, 2018. Charles was born May 6, 1935 in Red Wing to Charles and Carmen Duffing.

He married Ieleen Abrahamson in 1955. Ieleen passed away in January of 2000. In 2001, he married Alida Conley.

Charles worked for 3M Chemolite in Cottage Grove until retiring. He also served in the National Guard of Red Wing for 20 plus years. Upon retiring he enjoyed golfing, fishing and wintering at this home in Arizona. Duff helped many people through the years and continued to contribute to many organizations.

He is survived by his wife; Alida of Red Wing, sons; Wade (Kandi) and Shawn (Donna) all of Lake City, grandchildren; Shauna, Brittan, Tanner and Trevor Duffing, brother; Ernest Duffing of Hastings, MN, sister Susan Kirchner of Red Wing, step-son Tracy Conley and step-daughter Lesly (Ed) Nail.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ieleen, son Brenden, brother; Harvey and sister; Faye.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday Nov. 16 at United Lutheran Church in Red Wing, visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.