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Clifford E. "Pete" Durga, age 86, of Traverse City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at his home. He was born Nov. 12, 1930 in Traverse City to Alvin and Clara (Engle) Durga.
Cliff was a veteran of World War II and Korea. He served his country for 10 years and attained the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was a member of the VFW Post 2780.
Cliff is survived by one daughter, June (Jeffrey) Thompson, of Pulaski, Wisconsin; sisters, Dorothy Stites and Pat Grelick, of Traverse City, and Barbara Davis, of Lake City; a brother, Robert Durga, of Lake Ann; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Cliff was preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret Dixon, Nina Shiffer and Alvin Durga.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be planned.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Salvation Army.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.
Published on August 4, 2017
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