Ronnie "Ron" Duffel

Dates

August 10, 1945 - July 25, 2020

Obituary

Ronnie "Ron" Cleve Duffel, 74, of Freeman, SD formally of Ft. Pierre, SD, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at his home in Freeman. A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. A luncheon will be held at Bittner Funeral Chapel following the graveside service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Ron was born August 10, 1945 in Hollywood, Missouri to Birlas and Oberia (Bailey) Duffel. Ron graduated from Weiner High School in Weiner, Arkansas in 1964. Ron married Beverly Ann Marsden on April 16, 1966 in Mt Vernon, South Dakota. They had 5 children: Cheryl (1968), Jennie (1970), Mary (1972), Delmas (1974), and Terry (1977).

Ron joined the United States Air Force in 1964 and proudly served until 1968. He obtained his BA in Vocational Education from the University of South Dakota in Springfield in 1974. Ron and his family would spend the next 18 years living on a farm in Mt Vernon, South Dakota. In 1992, Ron and Bev moved to Ft. Pierre while Ron drove truck until he retired in 2014.

Ron enjoyed spending time with his 14 grandchildren. He cherished playing catch and fishing with his grandkids. He would attend as many of their sporting events as possible. Ron would devote hours to woodworking projects to be sold at craft shows and helping with his grandchildren’s 4-H projects. In 1968, he bought a 1969 GTO that he fell in love with (he has even kept a framed picture of it to this day).

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Beverly; son-in-law Dan (Cheryl) Hoffman; daughter, Jennie (Lee) Haeffner of Sioux Falls, SD; sons, Delmas (Tobi) Duffel of Monroe, SD and Terry (Nancy) Duffel of Onida, SD; brothers, Rick (Pat) Duffel of Linden, NC, Terry (Susan) Duffel of Clarksville, AR, Mick (Maggie) Duffel of Hornersville, MO, Steven (Angela) Duffel of Piggott, AR, Robert Long of Kennett, MO, Jim (Pam) Duffel of Jonesboro, AR, Roger Duffel of Jonesboro, AR; sisters, Deb (Dave) Jones of Jonesboro, AR, Marie (Terry) Wilson of Kennett, MO, Theresa (Tom) Jones of Weiner, AR; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Ron was proceeded in death by his daughters, Cheryl Hoffman and Mary Duffel; his parents; brother, Clete; and sister, Mary.

 

 


Visitation(s)

To Be Announced

Service

To Be Announced

Cemetery

Graveside Service:
2:00 PM Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD


Posted by Sheila Letcher on July 31, 2020
So sorry to read of Ron's death. My love and sympathy to you and your family. My husband, Dale, died May 8th so I do know what you are going thru. May God give you strength and grace.
Posted by Barb Hemmelman on July 30, 2020
Thinking of you and your family Bev. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Posted by Larry & Carol Hasz on July 29, 2020
We are sorry for your loss & remember the old days.
Posted by Mary Elizabeth (Sipe) Howe on July 29, 2020
My sincerest sympathy on the loss of your husband, Ron. May God surround you with His comfort and love.
Your cousin,
Mary
Posted by Brenda Van Loh Hodge on July 28, 2020
My deepest condolences, Jennie I was so blessed to spend time with you and the family growing up in Mt. Vernon. I have the best memories. God bless.
Posted by Dina Vostad and family on July 28, 2020
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. May God surround you with love and comfort during this difficult time. God Bless you all.
Posted by Jennifer Marsden and Ron King on July 28, 2020
Our hearts go out to you Aunt Beverly and to the children and grandchildren.
Posted by Joyce Lindsey on July 28, 2020
Prayers and sympathies extended to Bev and the entire Duffel family. Thank you for the video and sharing his life with us.
Posted by Norman&Paulette Haeffner; Sioux Falls, S.Dakota on July 28, 2020
Ron was a decent chap. He was well liked by us. We didn’t get to see much of them (Ron&Bev) since we lived a ways away, my job at the time kept me busy, and away from home, we’d see each other when they’d come to see Jenny and Lee, if we knew they were in town.! Ron always spoke to us, and visited. He will be missed by everyone, who had the luck to meet him. Our condolences go out to the family.πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
Posted by Rondia Rauls on July 28, 2020
So sorry for your family loss. Praying for healing and comfort for all.
Posted by Amanda Ainslie on July 28, 2020
Praying for all of the family. I'm so sorry for your loss Bev.
Posted by Nancy Perrin on July 27, 2020
Prayers to the family. Ron was a very nice guy, we will miss him
Posted by Robin Davis on July 27, 2020
So sorry Terry and Susan. You are in my prayers.
Posted by Brenda Kieffer Gartman on July 27, 2020
So sorry for your loss. He was a special person.
Posted by Donna Gardner on July 27, 2020
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Posted by Rusty and Joyce Weinberg on July 27, 2020
So sorry to hear about Ronnie prays go out to you all
Posted by Becky mcnew on July 27, 2020
Prayers to be and family
Posted by Dawn & Allen Wolf on July 27, 2020
Bev & Family, Thoughts and prayers with you all .
Posted by Wayne & Sue HUBER. on July 27, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are with you all, we are so very sorry, Ron was a very nice guy always enjoyed visiting with him, see you on Wednesday. Take care .
Posted by Donny and Deb Bartscher on July 27, 2020
Bev and Family we are very sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Prayers for you all in the coming days.
Posted by Wayne & Sue HUBER. on July 27, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are with you all, we are so very sorry, Ron was a very nice guy always enjoyed visiting with him, see you on Wednesday. Take care .
Posted by Heidi Satterlee on July 27, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to your family,, sincerely sorry
Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on July 27, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to Bev and family.
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