Martin Duffey, 81

Martin Josef Duffey, 81, of Wabash, died at 11:45 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash.

He was born Aug. 21, 1936, in Wabash, to John Benjamin and Edith Caroline (Hegel) Duffey.

Martin graduated from Wabash High School in 1954 and in 1958 earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Ag Business from Iowa State College where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and the ROTC unit.

He married Virginia Douglass at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa, on July 29, 1958. He worked for the family firm I. Duffey and Son Company buying and selling livestock and later became a stockbroker, working for various firms for over 30 years. Martin was a member of Wabash Presbyterian Church and a past member of the Elks Lodge of Wabash. He will be remembered for his love of gardening, railroading, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

He is survived by wife, Virginia Duffey of Wabash; four children, Mary (Jeff) Kramer of Wabash, Jennifer (Skip) Yentes of Danville, Douglass Walker (Hean Ju) Duffey of South Korea, and Laura Duffey of Wabash; five grandchildren Katherine (Ryan Wagoner) Kramer of Erie, Douglass (Brittany Ramsey) Kramer of Muncie, Tyler J. (Skyler) Yentes of Oak Park, Ill., Patrick L. Yentes of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ethan Duffey of South Korea, two great-grandchildren, Clara and Kenton Wagoner of Erie, and four siblings, Kathleen Alspaugh and Morris H. Duffey, both of Wabash, Virginia Enman of Glenview, Ill., and Sarah Deigl of Wabash.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Jonathan Cornell officiating.  Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville. Friends may call 12 - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Carnegie Public Library.

The memorial guest book for Martin may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Aug 15