June 20, 1931 - November 11, 2019
The family and friends of Ann Duggan mourn her passing. Born June 20, 1931 into the family of James M. and Lois Pettijohn in Chicago, Illinois. Entered into Eternal Rest Veterans Day November 11, 2019 at Autumn Hills, Bloomington, Indiana.
Her memory will be cherished by children, Barry M. Duggan, Lynn S. Duggan, Debra A. Duggan, and Cassandra R. Duggan; grandchildren, Arren I. Duggan, Eli Duggan-Daniels, and Cordelia Duggan-Daniels; nieces and nephews, Gary West, Woodly West, Susan Callanan, Amy Rae, Susan Barnett, Jay Pettijohn, Mike Pettijohn, sister-in-law-- Alice Pettijohn.
She is reunited in the presence of our Heavenly Father with her beloved husband, LTC Donal F. Duggan; both parents, James M. And Lois Pettijohn; brother, Richard Pettijohn; mother-in-law, Naomi Braddock; father-in-law, Wayne L. Braddock; brother-in-law, Robert West; sister-in-law, Norma West.
Ann’s father moved the family to Van Wert, Ohio, where they lived all her younger life. James Pettijohn was a conveyor-belt salesman and also sales for Pittsburgh Paints. Ann attended university at Michigan State University where she met LTC Donal F. Duggan, as they both pursued foreign language study in French, German, and Spanish.
Among Ann’s greatest accomplishments: Being a perfect, kind-hearted daughter to James M. and Lois Pettijohn. Being a great wife to Don Duggan, FOUR wonderful, well-raised and well-behaved Children, BEING a Wonderful Grandmother to Three Perfect Grandchildren.Taking care of a husband and 4 children while doing three tours in Germany-- 4 years- Occupation Army in Nuremberg, 1 year in Freiburg im Br., many many years in Heidelberg-- Working and retiring at the Heidelberg University's Institute of Romance Languages (handling some of the oldest books in the world) as an excellent Secretary/Librarian! She mastered 3 to 4 languages and hiked the hills of South-central Germany and France.
Surviving many years of vascular dementia and making Heaven her home, as of November 11th, 2019.
Our Mother, Ann Duggan will be forever appreciated and missed.
Inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery to be announced.
I loved my Aunt Ann Duggan. She was warm and always made me feel safe in her home. I loved her giggle (my MOM Norma would call it a ""chuckle"", it was such a happy sound to my ears. Aunt Ann and my mother held their families together with such enormous strength and selflessness, and for that I look to both of them, with gratitude. I will save my most precious memories of my Aunt Ann's memorial, as I am sure, I will feel her warm presence. My heart goes out to Lynn, Barry, Deb, and Cass, as it is a huge loss... to lose your Mom. Hugs to all.
Amy Jane Rae (West)