Duane Arthur Kerfien, 80

FULTON, NY – Duane A. “Tuff” Kerfien, 80, of Fulton, passed away Friday April 3, 2015, at home with his loving family at his side.

He was born and raised in the Fulton – Oswego areas and had worked at Hutamaki (formerly Sealright) for 46 years until his retirement in 2000.

Duane Arthur Kerfien
Duane Arthur Kerfien

Duane was a fan of NASCAR motor racing and was an Oswego Speedway Push Truck Driver along with his brothers.

He was a US Army veteran serving from 1957 to 1963.

He was predeceased by his parents, Leslie Fenton Kerfien and Lottie Mae Welch Kerfien; and a brother, Leslie Fenton Kerfien Jr.

Duane is survived by his loving wife  of  60 years the former, Shirley E. Burt; daughter, Rhonda Lee Kerfien (David) Hutchins; grandchildren, Joseph Duane Hutchins, Amy (Jeremy) Mikels, Jill (Kris) Graham and Daniel (Pamela)  Hutchins; great-grandchildren, Mason and Colton Mikels, Alexis and Logan Graham and Brianna and Samantha Hutchins; siblings, Robert (Patricia), Fredrick (Doris), Richard (Etta), Donna (Stanley) Gilliland, Edward  (Cheryl), Charles  (Darlene) and Thomas D. (Janet) Kerfien all of Fulton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.

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