Laurel Duff
Laurel Duff
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Laurel May Duff, age 76, of Antigo, passed away on December 1, 2023 at Gardenview Assisted Living. She was born on March 16, 1947, a daughter of Ira and Ruth (Turney) Newbury. She married Ivan Duff on June 1, 1963. He left her side on June 2, 2015 after 52 years.

Ivan and Laurie loved to "bum around" as they called it, always driving to a rummage sale a casino or to visit family. Laurie loved to hit Mole Lake and spend time with her cat, Willow. Her girls were her pride and joy and she loved boasting at gatherings, that "You are all here because of me".

Laurie worked as a cook for years in many Antigo restaurants and after becoming a CNA worked in Home Health and later retired from Rosalia Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ivan; beloved daughter, Cathy; brothers-in-law, Bruce and Lee Duff; sister-in-law, Pat Duff; and nephew, Chuck Duff.

Laurie is survived by daughters, Jane (David) Becker and Kim (Marlin) Balis; grandchildren, Dustin (Angela Trachte) Gregurich, Tonya Gregurich, Garret (Madalyn Petroskey) Balis, Will (Anna Hilger) Balis, Josh Becker, Leanna Becker, and Jeremy (Cassidy) Becker; great-grandchildren, Jayden, Carter, Kolten, Maddie, Jeremy Jr., Leo, and Wyatt; sister, Gaelyn (Tom) Newbury-Kotula; brother, Todd (Marie) Newbury; sister-in-law, Gretchen Duff; brother-in-law, Paul (Ann Marie) Duff; and many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at Bent Cemetery.

The family extends many thanks to Aspirus Hospice and Gardenview Staff.

Bradley Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences at

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L Lora Peverelle on Dec 22, 2023

I had the pleasure of meeting Laurel when we were in Eastview nursing home I sat with her at the same table for lunch and supper it truly was a honer to get to know Laurel and her daughters Kim and Jane and get to spend time with Laurel may she RIP 🙏

a ann on Dec 4, 2023

I had the pleasure of knowing Laurel when she worked at Rosalia Gardens. She was a very sweet lady. And also had the pleasure of knowing Will when he worked there also. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers
Ann Majewski - formerly of Pine Meado

C Carol Philipps on Dec 3, 2023

Sorry to hear about your mom. She was always so nice. Carol and Duane Philipps.

G Gene Klees on Dec 2, 2023

Sorry to hear about your mom. She was a fun lady.

C Cathy Gregurich on Dec 1, 2023

We will always have fond memories of Laurie . your families have our deepest sympathy



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