Jack Wallace Dufrin

Jack Wallace Dufrin

Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, USA
Death 22 Sep 2016 (aged 86)
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Wellsville, Allegany County, New York, USA
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Memorial ID 139338838 · View Source
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WELLSVILLE - Jack Wallace Dufrin, 86, formerly of 1887 Stannards Road, passed away Thursday (Sept. 22, 2016) at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

He was born June 4, 1930, in Garden City, Kan., a son of Ernest M. and Ruth H. Dunham Dufrin. On May 27, 1972, at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, he married Ruth Virginia Vaske, who predeceased him Dec. 1, 2001.

Jack was a 1948 graduate of Canon City (Colorado) High School.

He was a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War from 1951 to 1952 and in the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1971. He retired from the military in 1974 as CWO2 QM (Chief Warrant Officer 2 - Quarter Master) food adviser and instructor.

Jack enjoyed working with his hands and was a self-taught woodworker.

He is survived by two daughters, Ruthmari (Thomas) Anderson of Stoughton, Wis., and JuneAn (Kevin) Lanigan of Portola Valley, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Dawn (John) Briggs of Baltimore and Terri (Peter) Maslona of Scio, a stepson, Colby Smith of Aberdeen, Md.; four grandchildren, Joshua (Greta) Andersen, Ashley (Nathan) Hessenthaler, Mackenzie Lanigan and Caitlyn Lanigan; three step-grandchildren, Gabriella Brainard, Bobby (Patricia) Brainard and Hope (Richard) Wisniewski; four great-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Jack was also predeceased by his parents; and his brother, William Vernon "Bill" Dufrin.

Visitation was from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (Oct. 1, 2016) at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., Wellsville. The funeral followed visitation at noon in the funeral home.

Burial with military honors followed in Woodlawn Cemetery.

(Contributor: John Dennis (49723819) -- October 30, 2018)

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 139338838
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Wallace Dufrin (4 Jun 1930–22 Sep 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. 139338838, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville, Allegany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by RWicks (contributor 46792405) .