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Duane Griffis

July 15, 1941 February 10, 2016
Duane Griffis
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Obituary for Duane Griffis

Davis - Duane Griffis, 74, of Davis, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016, in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born July 15, 1941, in Belvidere, the son of Marlyn and Marie (Crull) Griffis. Graduated from North Boone High School in 1959 and attended U of I, Champaign. Duane married Marjorie Zimmerman on December 14, 1962, in Pecatonica United Methodist Church. Raised on the 125 year old family farm in Caledonia, he farmed in the Pecatonica/Davis area most of his life. Duane enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting treasures. His jovial humor and unique laugh will be greatly missed by all.

Duane is lovingly survived by his wife, Marjorie; children, Jeff (Susan) Griffis of Poplar Grove and Laurie (Mark) Kleparski of Rock City; grandchildren, Tyler and Keith Kleparski and Mitchel Griffis; great-granddaughter, McKinley Kleparski; brothers, Don (Sandi) Griffis, Rodney (Julie) Griffis and John (Carmen) Griffis; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Bill Griffis.

Funeral Information

Service at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 15, 2016, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago, with the Rev. Katie Voigt, pastor of Pecatonica United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica. Visitation 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, February 14, 2016, in the funeral home.


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