Ella Duffy, 93, Valley City, North Dakota passed away September 13, 2020 at Sanford Health, Fargo, North Dakota.
Ella was born January 11, 1927 in Corson County, South Dakota near McLaughlin. She was the daughter of Christ and Eva (Hertel) Hoff, the eighth of 13 children. Ella lived with her parents on various farms in North and South Dakota. She was united in marriage to Clarence Duffy on December 13, 1944 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Valley City. The couple made their home near Urbana, North Dakota. In 1956, they moved to Spiritwood, North Dakota where they owned and operated a garage. They later made their home north of Eckelson, North Dakota where they farmed and raised their family. In 1979, they retired and moved to Valley City. Ella did various housekeeping jobs and was also “the demo lady” at Leevers in Valley City.
Ella enjoyed cooking and baking. She also liked fishing and embroidery work. Her family was very important to her.
Ella is survived by her son Gary (Fran) Duffy and his family Danielle (Ken Samek) Duffy and their family Shawn and Luke, Casey (Ana Burchill) Duffy and their daughter Shelby Duffy; her son Jerry “Rick” (Judy) Duffy and his family Brian (Susan) Duffy and their children Tyler and Ashley Duffy and Brady (Teresa) Duffy and their children Grace, Hannah, and Benjamin Duffy; her son Larry (Joan) Duffy and their family Rhonda (Dave) Broadwell and their children, Mya and Mitchell Broadwell, Mindy (TJ) Tvedt and their son Bentley Tvedt; her son Terry (Karen) Duffy and their family Jesse (Ashley) Duffy and their children Ella and Callie Duffy and Cody Duffy; her daughter, Sherry (Ron) Keys and their son Jaden Keys; and son Cary Duffy and his children Logan Duffy and Evan Duffy. Ella is also survived by her brothers, Herbert Hoff, Valley City and Howard Hoff, Billings, MT and her sister, Alvera Sturm, Sun City, AZ.
Ella was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and grandson Shawn Duffy.
A private family funeral service will be held at Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Valley City.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel, Valley City. An online guestbook is available at www.oliver-nathanchapel.com