THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Richard M. Duffrin
Issue Date: September 19, 2019
Richard Mathew Duffrin, 89, of Stephenson, Mi., passed away Wednesday Sept. 11, 2019 at Aurora Medical Center, Bay Area in Marinette.
Born July 16, 1930 in Milwaukee, to Mathew and Lillian (Chartre') Duffrin, he was a lifelong resident of Stephenson and spent his early years on the family farm and logging with his father. He and his brother, Charlie, were co-founders of Forte' Industries Inc.
He loved working with and repairing machinery and trucks. In later years, he enjoyed coming to the mill, reading the paper, drinking coffee and telling people what to do.
He is survived by a brother, Charlie (Karen) Duffrin; a brother-in-law, Jim Prestin; three nephews, Jeff (Becky) Duffrin, Andy (Bridget) Duffrin and David (Kathie) Prestin and two nieces, Sarah (Jeremy) Jackson and June (Tim) Prestin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Prestin.
A private family graveside service will be held. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home of Stephenson is assisting the family with arrangements.