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Fred Stauffer Jr. - June 20, 1942 – Nov. 13, 2019

 

December 19, 2019

Fred Stauffer Jr. - June 20, 1942 – Nov. 13, 2019

Fredrick Michael Stauffer, 77, of Creswell, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2019 from complications of diabetes and heart failure.

Fred was born in Inglewood, Calif., minutes before his identical twin brother Bill, on June 20, 1942 to Fredrick and Beatrice Stauffer.

He spent most of his childhood in Westchester, Calif., and graduated from Westchester High School in 1961.

After graduating, Fred joined the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged.

He married Arlene Dobucki and they had two children – Roxanne Rae Formby and Fredrick John Stauffer III. Fred worked as a toolmaker for Northrop, and as a quality control manager for McCulloch Chainsaw. 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, retired at age 50, and began to grow his mission for God.

He handcrafted IXOYE Christian fish and crosses and began to salt the earth with a message of hope in Christ. On Friday, Nov. 7, 2019, Fred gave away his last cross.

He is survived by his daughter Roxanne, son Fred and daughter-in-law Meg, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Fred's life was held Dec. 7.

 
 

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