Jack Gene Duff

Memorial service for Jack Gene Duff, 82, Lawrence will be private. He died October 26, 2013 at his home.

He was born on October 14, 1931 in Sioux City, Iowa the son of Adam L. and Freda (Meier) Duff.

Jack served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a life member of the American Legion. He was also a member of Ducks Unlimited, Topeka Racing Pigeon Club, Sioux City Gun Club, and the NRA. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman.

He married Yvonne E. Ashman on August 8, 1952 in Sioux City, Iowa. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Linda Carlson and husband, Bob, Shari Gerling, all of Lawrence; four grandchildren, Scott Carlson, Brandon Carlson, Angela Calixte, Hillary Gerling; five great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Gracie, Ryan, Jackson and Tyson; one sister, Joanne Sims, Sublette, KS; and two nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by one nephew, Steve Sims

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Operation Wildlife and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

7 Condolences

  1. Terri Beller on October 29, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Dear Shari,
    I am so sorry and shocked to read about your dad in the SC Journal this morning. We were just talking about your parents and now this. I wish I could be there to give you a big hug and help you in some small way.
    Ron and I send lots of love your way and will keep you and your family in our prayers. May God give you all the comfort and consolation you need.
    Love and blessings, Terri beller

  2. Cindy Waitt on October 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Dear Shari and Family,
    I was so sad to hear of your father’s passing. I have many fond memories of Jack and Yvonne as a child. On behalf of my family and I, please accept our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Ben Bugg on October 30, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Dear Yvonne,

    How sorry and sad it is to hear about Jack. We have thought about both you often.. Since McCook Lake and Gun Club there in late 50s and later Sioux Shooting Park. Likely some of the pigeons missed there are now racing in Topeka.

    Best Regards

    Ben B.

  4. Don & Donna Duff on October 30, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Yvonne, Linda & Shari & families,
    We saw Jack’s obituary in the SC Journal. Our sympathy goes to all of you. I know we have not seen you for a long time but we have many times talked of you & hoped your life was going well.
    Please know we will be thinking of you!

    Don & Donna

  5. Janessa Lopez on October 30, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Dear Shari and Family,

    Deepest sympathies to you and your family. I loved hearing all the stories about your father and know he will be greatly missed.
    We are thinking of you.

    Marc, Janessa, Beatrice & Sam

  6. Sheila Roberson on October 30, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Shari, Angela & Hilary:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad and Grandpa. He was a neat guy and always good for a laugh. I wish I could be there to hug you but know are loved. Remember the great times you had as a family and what a inspiration he was to you all.
    Love ya. Sheila

  7. Carla (Kirby) Brown on October 31, 2013 at 11:15 am

    To my “Second Family”…… I hope you know how much my heart is aching for all of you right now….. We’ve been best friends for 52 years now, Shari, and I want you to know that I’m keeping you and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. I wish there was something I could say or do to help you through this, but please know I’m here for you ALWAYS!!!! Love to all of you!!! Carla

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