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Ervin Stauffer

Ervin W. Stauffer, 98, of Washington, died Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at the United Presbyterian Home in Washington. His body will be cremated, and services will be held at a later date. Beatty Peterseim Funeral and Cremation Care is assisting the family.

Ervin Wenger Stauffer was born January 22, 1923, in Wayland, Iowa, the son of Jacob and Bertha (Wenger) Stauffer. He attended Douglas rural  school. He served in the United States Army and on October 28, 1946, he was united in marriage to Virginia Wyse, the couple just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. He enjoyed gardening, having coffee with friends, and sharing stories of his life experiences.

Survivors include his wife Virginia of Washington, three children: Rande (Jan) Stauffer of Washington, Ricke Stauffer (Christine Lease) of Mt. Pleasant, Ronda (Bob) Sobaski of Washington, five grandchildren: Michelle (Tom) Harbison, Matthew (Miranda) Stauffer, Jaden (Michele) Prottsman, Luke (Anne) Leyden, Skyler (Sarah) Leyden, and eight great grandchildren.

Preceding Ervin in death were his parents and nine brothers: Ward, John, Chris, Allen, Pete, Edwin, Eugene, Jake, Joe and one sister Rose Swanson.

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I just found out of Erv's passing. He was always a good guy to visit with - that included being in the bar as a 12 year old with my Dad, later on when I owned the bar and even recently. I hope Virginia and the whole family finds comfort in the fond memories that they have and that many of his friends have of Erv. Rest In Peace Erv, you have earned it. Inside joke - Erv you earned a medal in my book!

James Wilson Nov 29 2021 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear about Erv's passing. He certainly was blessed with many years of life. I have nothing but fond memories of him and Virginia. When they ran the bar in Ainsworth. He was a nice man. I always enjoyed his stories. He had so many friends. I loved to hear him laugh. Bless his soul and my the good Lord be with his family and give them his peace and strength to deal with there loss.

Kim Hall Nov 19 2021 12:00 AM

My sympathy to the Stauffer Family. Throughout the years we've had both ups and downs, but we've reached a place of respect for each of you. Know losing your Dad after all this time w/ him has to be tough, but would guess he can now restquietly. Virginia & Gary McCurdy

Virginia McCurdy Nov 12 2021 12:00 AM

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family. John, Rachael, Graig, Chris, Sharon, Carson, John Stauffer

The John L. Stauffer Family Nov 11 2021 12:00 AM

Lifting you all up in prayer! ruth (Earnest) Heck

ruth heck Nov 10 2021 12:00 AM