Priest of 57 years dies at age 83

Fr. Ralph ("Jake") Duffner
Fr. Ralph (“Jake”) Duffner

Fr. Ralph J. (“Jake”) Duffner, 83, died Mon., Dec. 2, 2013, in Jackson Manor, Jackson, MO. May he rest in peace.

The Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Thu., Dec. 5, 2013, in St. Ambrose Catholic Church, with principal celebrant Bp. James V. Johnston. Concelebrating the liturgy was Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht, Fr. Duffer’s classmate in seminary who also served as homilist, and numerous priests and deacons.
Burial was in St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery. Read more

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