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Fredrick Michael Stauffer – June 20, 1942 – Nov. 13, 201

Fredrick Michael Stauffer -June 20, 1942 -Nov. 13, 2019

Fredrick Michael Stauffer of Creswell, OR, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from complications of diabetes and heart failure. He was 77 years old.
Fred was born in Inglewood, California, minutes before his identical twin brother Bill, on June 20, 1942 to Fredrick and Beatrice (Klassen) Stauffer. Fred and Bill were the first set of twins born at Centinela Hospital. While Fred was growing up, the family spent time living in South America and later moved to Mississippi and Louisiana. The family landed in Westchester, California, where Fred spent most of his childhood. Fred graduated from Westchester High School in 1961. After graduating, Fred joined the United States Air Force and proudly served until receiving an Honorable Discharge. Fred then married Arlene Dobucki and they had two children – Roxanne Rae (Stauffer) Formby and Fredrick John Stauffer III. Fred worked as a toolmaker for Northrop, and later worked for McCullough Chainsaw. His job with McCullough took Fred and his family to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where he worked as the Quality Control Manager. Fred and his family moved to Springfield, Oregon in 1978. Fred and Arlene divorced in 1981, and he and son Fred moved to Creswell. Fred worked for the Creswell School District as the Grounds Director. He loved his job with the school, where he mentored the students and entertained them with his alter ego, Erwin. Fred retired at age 50 and began to grow his mission for God.
He handcrafted IXOYE Christian fish and crosses and prayed for every person who received one. With his handcrafted necklaces in hand, he began to salt the earth with a message of hope in Christ. Over the years, Fred gave away hundreds of these necklaces, and today they are all over the world. On Friday, November 7, 2019, Fred gave away his last cross. He took it from his neck and gave it to a precious and dear 91 year-old, friend. Fred went to Paradise six days later.
He is survived by his daughter Roxanne, son Fred and daughter-in-law Meg; grandchildren: Matthew, Sarah, Christian, Rachel, Jon, Grant, Jillian, Mollie, and Chace; great-grandchildren: Riley Kay, Alani, Eliana, and Riley Quinn.
There is going to be a celebration of life on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 82885 Florence Ave., Creswell. Come join the family in eating Fred’s favorite food and Erwin’s favorite desse



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