Charles Stauffer

Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kenai resident Charles H. Stauffer died Nov. 3, 2010, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was 61.

A memorial service is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at the Elks Lodge in Lake Havasu City.

Mr. Stauffer was born Sept. 8, 1949, in McKeesport, Pa. to Chuck and Evelyn Stauffer, the eldest of their three boys. Raised in southern California, he served his country in Vietnam and later attended San Diego State University. His career with the telephone company spanned more than thirty years. It took him from California to Arizona, and finally to Alaska, where he spent a majority of his working life working in Juneau, Anchorage, Kodiak and Kenai. His family said he made many friends along the way and always lived life to the fullest. He was very active with the VFW, Moose Lodge, Eagles, and Rotary and in many other facets of his community. He retired to the Lake Havasu City area with his wife, Lou Ann, in 2005.

In his 29 years in Alaska Chuck enjoyed many hobbies such as boating, fishing, flying, and riding his Goldwing. With moving to Arizona he took every opportunity searching out new places to ride his Harley Davidson and Jeeping. He was always known for helping out any one he would meet and always having "a plan."

Mr. Stauffer was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Dianna Barnett.

Mr. Stauffer is survived by his wife, Lou Ann; stepchildren Hillary, Lucinda, Leslie and Henry; grandson Jaiden; parents Chuck and Evelyn Stauffer, of Hemet, Calif; brothers Jim Stauffer and wife Linda, of Lake Havasau City; their children Jimmy, Steven and Michael, and Dave and wife Eva, of Olympia, Wash, and their children Adam, Lenka, Nicolette, and Ian. Together they had two stepsons, Jason, with wife Beth and daughter Tia, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and Gary Anglum, of Oak Harbor, Wash. He has extended family that includes many relatives and close friends in many states in our nation.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in his name to the VFW.

Arrangements made by Hites Funeral Home, Henderson, Nev.

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