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Harriette Mary Herber Duffy
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1927
Death: Mar. 18, 2011

Harriette Mary Duffy was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Rollingstone, Minn., to Alvin and Margaret Herber. She peacefully passed away in her home on March 18, 2011. She was 83 years old.

Harriette was a twin to Harold Herber, who died in 2007. Harriette married Ken Duffy on April 10, 1947; they later divorced. Together they raised a family of five children. Diane Doebbert of Trempealeau, Wis., married the late Harley and has four children, Cathy (Todd) McMahon, Tammy Frauemkron, Carrie Kollasch-Roberts, and Paul Doebbert. Patrick Duffy of Fountain City, Wis., married Janet and they have two children: Bryan and Sarah. Michael Duffy of Winona married Gisele and they have two children: Erin and Shawn. Jon Duffy of Winona (Pattie Shultz). Tom Duffy, who died Aug. 18, 1988. Harriette enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Burks, Jacob Simerson, Caitln, Christopher, and Cara McMahon, David Ayat and Lauren Hoover.

Harriette is survived by one brother, Ralph Herber; sisters-in-law, Marlene and Corrine Herber; brother-in-law: Herb Speltz; and many nieces and nephews.

Harriette was preceded in death by her parents; son, Tom; brothers, Prosper and Harold; sisters, Maxine Koutner and Kathleen Speltz; two grandchildren, Kevin Roberts and Ann Marie Duffy; and her special friend, Hugh Orphan. Harriette was a member of St. Stan's Church and Funeral Committee, Harvest House, and Red Hat Society. She volunteered her time at St. Anne's Hospice and Winona Health Boyer Lounge. Harriette enjoyed socializing at the Hot Fish Shop as a cashier. She also loved managing the Kwik Trip on Broadway and Mankato Avenue for many years. After leaving Kwik Trip, she worked for the Winona State University food service. She was a great baker and loved sharing her baked goods with her neighbors at Pleasant Green. Harriette also loved to cook for her family and friends and would often host a "Monday night" weekly gathering. Family was very important to her. She liked nothing more than to have her entire family at her house, especially to make them their birthday dinner. Christmas Eve at Harriette's house was a must! She loved the laughter, teasing, and fun that followed! Harriette had a passion for playing cards and games and would often get teased about making up her own rules. One of her most recent favorite pastimes was taking frequent trips with her brother-in-law, Herbie, to the casinos. They would take as many different roads as they could find, always looking for a new adventure.

Harriette will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. She brought joy to any situation with her caring personality and a batch of cookies.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.

Monsignor Roy E. Literski will officiate.

Harriette will be laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home, where there will be a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on Wednesday, March 23, from noon until the time of the Mass.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Duffy, Sarah Duffy, Erin Hoover, Shawn Duffy, Cathy McMahon, Tammy Frauemkron, Carrie Kollasch-Roberts and Paul Doebbert.

Memorials can be sent to the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society.

Winona Daily News, March 21, 2011
Family links: 
  Alvin Herber (1891 - 1977)
  Margaret Feil Herber (1892 - 1985)
  Maxine Annette Herber Kotnour (1919 - 2005)*
  Ralph John Herber (1922 - 2013)*
  Kathleen E Herber Speltz (1922 - 2007)*
  Harriette Mary Herber Duffy (1927 - 2011)
  Harold Herber (1927 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marys Cemetery
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Cyndi Speltz Gipp
Record added: Feb 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104675926
Harriette Mary <i>Herber</i> Duffy
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