Earl Edward Duffy

November 30, 1937August 19, 2013
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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.


  • Visitation Friday, August 23, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, August 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 24, 2013

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September 5, 2013

Dear Sharon,

We just now heard the sad news about Earl. Our families go "way back." Earl and you, of course, were always there...part of Crystal Lake and precious, family memories. (Great Photo Gallery…#6, ah, yes.)

We are so very sorry for your loss and hope there is some measure of comfort for you in knowing that others care. Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to you and to all of your family.

God bless…

Art Stackowski
Sue (Stackowski) Smyth

David and Linda Laverty (Stackowski)

September 4, 2013

Sharon and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember his laugh, his smile and his "Ho, Ho, Ho"

Stacy Frett

August 29, 2013

Our condolences to your family! We lost Mickey in 2010. Much love to your family! -Stacy and Bill Frett

August 23, 2013

Cheryl and family, Gene and I are so sorry for another loss for you this year. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
Gene and Linda Sankey

Patrice Lindberg

August 23, 2013

Dad Duffy- Thank you for all the love you have given me and my family. Thank you to the entire Duffy family for welcoming me into your family and including me as one of your own. I love all of you! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patick and Kerry (McBride) O'Hara

August 23, 2013

Nanci and family:
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family! May your dad rest in peace and be surrounded by lots and lots of shamrocks! xoxo

Connee Meschini

August 23, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Earl was a great man. I remember the countless hours he volunteered at Pioneer Center. He always had a smile on his face and willing to assist. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Michele Bianchi

August 23, 2013

Cheryl, Sharon and family, I am so sad for you. You are in my prayers.

Denise Corbeil-Parsons

August 23, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. We shared some fun-loving times when we were young..remember the good times. God Bless You & the family.

Mary Lee Rogers

August 22, 2013

Sharon, you and your family will be in my prayers. So sorry for your loss.