John Duff, 79

John Duff, 79, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016, peacefully at his home in Rhodes, Iowa, under the care of Iowa River Hospice.

Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. For condolences or questions please visit: Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for John and his family. Phone 641-844-1234.

John Orville Duff was born on June 13, 1937, in Weldon, Iowa; he was the son of Orville John and Neva Mae (Strohm) Duff. He attended several schools as his father was in construction and the family moved many times. On September 6, 1978, John was united in marriage to Lynn Dara Vajgrt at Big Sandy Lake, Minnesota. They made their home in Rhodes, Iowa. John had worked his whole life as a heavy equipment operator and concrete finisher. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and loved to hunt, fish, feed the birds and squirrels and always enjoyed a good game of pool.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving and caring wife of 38 years, Lynn, of Rhodes, Iowa; children: Carla Jean Langston, of Wills Port, Texas, Sandra Rae Bannon, of Rockwall, Texas, Troy (CeCe) Duff, of Marshalltown, Iowa, David Duff, of Marshalltown, Iowa, Maschelle Duff, of Toledo, and Marsi Easton, of State Center, Iowa; grandchildren: Dustin, Lucas and Lilly Duff, Baxter and Jayde Easton and Shelby Powell; great-grandchild, Jakob Marvin Powell; sisters: Deloris (Don) Cauvel and Elaine (Roger) Pieper, all of Hermitage, Missouri; brothers: Bob (Diane) Duff, of Rhodes, Iowa and Jim (Lee) Duff, of Marshalltown, Iowa; sister-in-laws, Nancy Duff, of Le Grand, Iowa, and Toni Vajgrt Bounds, of Shenandoah, Iowa, and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. John was an avid animal lover and had many pets over the years. He will be missed by his little Cavachon buddy K.C.

In death, John rejoins his parents, Orville and Neva and brother, Freddy Charles Duff.

Memorials may be directed to Iowa River Hospice, Marshalltown, Iowa.