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Arthur C. "Art" Duff

Arthur C. "Art" Duff

Arthur C. "Art" Duff, age 72 of Hoople, ND passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Unity Medical Center of Grafton.

Arthur C. Duff was born August 25, 1941 in Grafton, ND the son of the late Walter and Blanche (Levang) Duff. He grew up and attended school in Hoople. Following his education Art enlisted in the United States Army serving in Germany and France. He was discharged in May of 1964 and returned to Hoople. In 1966 he moved to the Seattle area where he worked as a meat cutter and later as a real estate broker. Art was united in marriage to Linda Schwald on October 20, 1969 in Seattle. In 1981 the couple moved back to Hoople and they opened Duffys Bar which he operated until retiring in 2006.

Art was a member of the Hoople American Legion Post.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of Hoople, ND; children: Walter (Rosa) Duff, Hoople, ND; Daniel (Lindsey) Duff, Fargo, ND; Charles Duff, Minneapolis, MN; Carrie Dothage and Dawn Duff both of Seattle, WA; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren and his sisters: Bonnie Sondeland, Fargo, ND and Kathy Duff, Hoople, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be Monday, May 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM at First Lutheran Church of Hoople. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Friends may also call at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service. Military rites will be provided by the Hoople American Legion Post and the North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard. Inurnment will be at the Hoople City Cemetery.

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The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.