|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1920|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 2011|
Neil Ivan Stauffer, age 91, of Clarksville, Iowa, the son of Albert and Elsie (DeLong) Stauffer, was born on January 10, 1920, near Marble Rock, Iowa.
He received his education from a rural country school near Greene, Iowa and then attended Greene High School, graduating in 1937.
On January 15, 1949, Neil was united in marriage with Regina M. Ressler at St. Marys Catholic Church in Greene, Iowa. He was a lifelong farmer and also did custom farm work. They lived and farmed near Greene until 1956 when they moved to their present farm east of Clarksville. Along with his farming, Neil raised cattle and horses and did tree moving.
In Neil's earlier years he was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Shell Rock, Iowa, until its closing. Neil served on the Clarksville School Board for 10 years. He was a member of the North Central Iowa Coon Hunters Association and enjoyed going coon hunting with his family and friends. His CB radio handle was Corn Cob, which stuck with him over the years. His grandchildren especially loved using that nick name as well as grandpa.
Neil died Monday, January 17, 2011, at the Waverly Health Center, Waverly, Iowa, from natural causes. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Roger Stauffer; and two sisters, Dorothy Sherman and Berniece Stauffer.
Neil is survived by his wife of 62 years, Regina of Clarksville, IA; his five children, Mary Jo Jody (Tim) Hoodjer, Sue (Brad) Lodge, James (Marie) Stauffer, Paul Stauffer and Cindy (John) Steere, all of Clarksville, IA; 13 grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren: Carrie (Bill) Wenger and their daughter, Taylor; Ryan (Holly) Smidt and their children, Katie, Jack, Gracie, Ellie and Luke; Bridget (Adam) Bollman; Nathan Steere; Trace Steere; Gretchen (Matt Buls) Steere; Briana (Tim) Backer and their children, Isaac, Maya and Owen; Emily (John) Tyndall and their daughter, Bronwyn; Waylen Stauffer; Selena (Dennis) Hemmer and their children, Ivy, Evan, Sylvie and Silas; Lisa (Brett) Steere and their children, Braydan and Brennan; Jeremy (Jean) Stauffer and their sons, John and Jacob; and Andrea (Shaune) Anders. Another great-grandchild is due in April.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m, Thursday, January 20, 2011, at St. Marys Catholic Church in Greene. Burial was in Lynwood Cemetery, Clarksville. Visitation was from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m, Wednesday at the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Clarksville, (319)278-4245, and for one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials were directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, Clarksville Public Library or the donors choice.
Source: U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection
Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1857-1947
Name: Neil Ivan Stauffer
Birth Date: 10 Jan 1920
Birth Place: Union, Floyd, Iowa
Father's Name: Albert Edgar Stauffer
Mother's name: Elsie I De Long
Albert Edgar Stauffer (1887 - 1962)
Elsie I De Long Stauffer (1893 - 1975)
Regina M Ressler Stauffer (1922 - ____)*
m. January 15, 1949 to Regina
Father of Jody, Sue, Jim, Paul, Cindy
Plot: Section O
Maintained by: Hooked On Family
Originally Created by: Kent Schneider
Record added: Jan 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64367954