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Alfred Stauffer

Alfred James Stauffer

Tuesday, August 16th, 1938 - Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
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Obituary

Alfred James Stauffer, 80, of Lititz, passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Ephrata Manor.
He was married 54 years to Ruth Ann Leaman Stauffer. Born in Brecknock Twp., he was the son of the late Aaron O. and Mary G. Musser Stauffer.
Al’s work experience included cabinet making at Rutt Custom Kitchens and Premier Custom Built; overseeing custodial, maintenance and “Helps” departments at the Worship Center; and co-managing his family’s fruit farm with his cousin David Musser.
Al was a member of the Ephrata Community Church. He enjoyed gospel music, reading and was an avid weather watcher. Except for the last several weeks of his Alzheimer’s journey, he maintained his precious sense of humor and a clear joyful faith.
Surviving besides his wife are these children and grandchildren: Lavon married to Moye West Stauffer and their sons, Preston, Grant and Carson of Lititz; Bob married to Krista Showalter Stauffer and their daughters, Alexandra and Ella of Mount Joy; a grandson Ethan Davis of Lititz (son of Al's late daughter Jan); and Marilyn wife of Ben Turner and their children, Aaron, Lily and Jack of Lititz.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Jane wife of Charles Rutter of Lancaster, and Lois wife of Harvey Thiessen of Hesston, KS. He was preceded in death by half sisters, Eva Fox, Elizabeth Burkhart, Verna Musser and Katie Stauffer and by half brothers, Jack Stauffer and Enos Stauffer.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, March 10, at 4:00 P.M. at the Ephrata Community Church, 70 Clay School Road, Ephrata, PA with the Rev. Matt Swords officiating. The family will greet friends at the church on Sunday from 3:00 P.M. until the time of the service. After the service a light meal will be available at the church for more greeting time. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in the Bowmansville Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Al’s memory may be made to the Landis Homes Adult Day Care Services, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Ephrata Community Church
    Address
    70 Clay School Rd.
    EPHRATA, PA
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  • Service

    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 4:00pm
    Location
    Ephrata Community Church
    Address
    70 Clay School Rd.
    EPHRATA, PA
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  • Interment

    Location
    Bowmansville Mennonite Cemetery
    Address
    129 Pleasant Valley Road
    EAST EARL, PA 17519
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    Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

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Ron Stauffer

Posted at 02:11pm
I always loved driving to Pennsylvania and the fruit farm almost every summer and Uncle Alfred was a big part of that memory. He was always so friendly and smiling and proud of whatever he was working on. I always thought that he was the "cool uncle" and i will certainly miss him.
Condolences to all of his family. Our thoughts are with all of the Pennsylvania Stauffers.

Ron Stauffer and all of the Kansas Stauffers.
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therock@dejazzd.com

Posted at 06:24pm
Dear Ruth Ann,

I was so sorry to learn of Al's passing. I only knew him from working at Premier, but he always had a smile on his face and his sweet & caring personality always made everyone feel special & his friend. I'm sure he will be missed greatly, but he now is without any limitations and in heaven with his Father & Lord Jesus. I bet Jan is giving him a big hug right now. With sincere condolences in your loss. With caring & love, Barb Bouder


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Charles Musser

Posted at 03:32pm
I remember when I would come to the farm in the summer would take me along and get me in rythm and ready for work. He made it seem like it was no work at all. He made me feel really good. I remember when Alfred and Ruth Ann got married and they lived in the former Chicken Coop and loved it. One winter I was there and Alfred dig a ditch for the house at the bottom of the hill through frozen dirt. We did not have that in Florida. I love you guys and we will miss Alfred. He has some great company in heaven with him.
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Charles and Barbara Musser

Posted at 01:51pm
We will miss Alfred so much. He was so full of God's love and grace. He will be truly missed by our family. You will continue to be our prayers.
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Steven Frye

Posted at 07:12pm
Ruth Ann and family,
Remembering Al as the loving, kind and gentle man who lived a life of blessing his Creator, his family, and his many friends.
With much love and blessing,
Steven Frye
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