Dennis R. Duffield, 78, of 2020 Lauren Drive S.W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Saturday, January 14, 2012, at Saint Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. A memorial visitation will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, Iowa, at a later date. Arrangements are by Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home.
Survivors include his children, Debra (John) Quinnell of West Des Moines, Iowa, Curtis (Anne) Duffield of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and LeAnn (Thomas) Neel of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren, Daniel (Jodi) Quinnell, Jeff Allyn, Melissa Chaplain, Jolene (Leo) Johnson, Leland (Katie) Duffield, Cody Duffield, Amy (Ryan) Tierney and Rafferty Neel; great-grandchildren, Liam, Sam, Chloe and Noah Allyn, Dillon Duffield, Jesse Johnson and Tait and Truman Tierney; sister, Doris Gibson; brother, Tom Duffield, and his pit bull, Encie.
Dennis was preceded in death by his wife, Janice; parents; granddaughter, Mary Allyn, and brothers, Leland and Ted Duffield.
Born February 20, 1933, in Kellerton, Iowa, Dennis was the son of William ‘Ray’ and Pearl (Harris) Duffield. Dennis served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and was a current member of the American Legion. On September 27, 1953, he married his childhood sweetheart, Garnet ‘Janice’ Heggs in Kellerton, Iowa. He farmed with his brothers in southern Iowa prior to moving to Cedar Rapids where he sold real estate for 26 years.
A memorial fund has been established in Dennis’ memory.
Please sign the online guest book for Dennis at www.murdoc hfuneralhome.com under obituaries.