In Memory

Warren Duffin - Class Of 1950

Warren E. Duffin, 80, of Junction City, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Ministry Saint Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point.  Warren was born July 17, 1931, in New Jersey, son of the late Walter and Edna (Zeich) Duffin. He was a graduate of Washington High School, Milwaukee and Marquette University, Milwaukee.

He married Lois Jane Bernhagen on Sept. 28, 1968, in Stevens Point, with the reception held at Bernhagen Chevrolet in Junction City. She preceded him in death on March 22, 2010.

Warren retired as the Chief Industrial Engineer and Cost Accounting at Jockey International, Kenosha, for over 20 years. He was previously employed as an Industrial Engineer for the Medalist Industries of Sand Knit, Ripon Footwear and Portage Hosiery. Warren was involved with designing Major League Baseball uniforms, casualwear and tennis wear, socks and shoes. He worked in Clintonville for Handson Glove Corp, and earlier for Albert Trostel Sons in Milwaukee. Warren also bartended for his parent's tavern, "Duff's Tap," and later worked in Disaster Mitigation for Federal Emergency Management Agency during retirement.

Warren was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting with family and friends. He also loved spending time at his cottage on Lake Winnebago and taking fishing trips to Canada with close friend Bill Currier. After meeting his wife, Warren had years of recreation and enjoyment in the Junction City area. He enjoyed the serenity of Lake Du Bay with brother, Glenn and brother in law, Bill Bernhagen. He frequented Madison to attend Badger football games, Milwaukee Stadium for Brewer games, and was a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan.

Survivors include daughter, Pamela (Richard) Schmidt of Junction City; brother in law, William (Shirley) Bernhagen of Junction City; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Glenn; and sister in law, Joanne Duffin.

A private family reception will take place at a later date.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the ICU at Saint Michael's and to Dr. Michael Hammeke of the Marshfield Clinic. (...published in Stevens Point Journal on 1/30/2012)