NEW BOSTON, Illinois - Richard D. Stauffer, 83, of New Boston, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at his home.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser Street, Muscatine, Iowa. Reverend Paul Brooks will officiate. Burial will take place in Island Cemetery, Fruitland, Iowa. Military Rites will be provided the combined squads of the American Legion Post No. 27 and the V.F.W. Post No. 1565.
Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com
Richard was born on August 10, 1934, in Muscatine, the son of Cecil Amos and Thelma Sieh Stauffer. He married Marian Brockert on October 19, 1962. She preceded him in death on November 4, 1980. He married Twyla Davis on July 18, 1985, at the First Christian Church in Muscatine, Iowa.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean War era. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking and making doll furniture.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Twyla Stauffer; his children, Pete (Pauline) Stauffer of Moline, Illinois, Gary (Wendy) Stauffer, of Muscatine, Mark (Brooke) Stauffer, Connecticut, Steve Hoag and Brenda Allison of Illinois City, Keith (Judy) Hoag of Louisiana, Kevin (Carol) Hoag of Mechanicsville, Iowa, Dean (Kari) Hoag of North Carolina, and Dale (Joyce) Hoag of Muscatine; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Thomas (Ruth) Stauffer, James (Mary) Stauffer, Donald Stauffer, Shirley Workman, Barbara Harrison, Betty Blake, Nancy (Jim) Smith, Judy Rebman, and Linda (Gary) Papenheim.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marian; and one grandson, Brock Hoag.
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Twyla, Herb and I are very sad to hear of Richard's passing. We will remember his cheerful mile and fun stories that he told. Our loving hugs to you in your sorrow.
Sorry to hear of Dicks passing. He worked for me in the 6os at The Hon Co. in the desk line. Dick was a valueable member and always kept the lines running. Ken Meyerholz
One of the sweetest men I have ever known...I am so very sorry...thinking of you all.
Twyla and family: So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sue & Kent Cherryholmes