Richard (Stuffy) Stauffeneker


Richard Stuffy Stauffeneker, a resident of Hillman, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle against lung cancer.
A funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 20, at Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Hillman, with the Rev. Jean Megorden officiating. Burial was in Pine Tree Cemetery.
Richard Stuffy was born April 20, 1939, in Leigh Township, Morrison County, the son of Theodore and Martha (Otto) Stauffenecker. He attended grade school in Hillman and then went to school in Onamia. Following his schooling, he enlisted in the United State Marines. After the military, he returned to Minnesota and eventually settled in the Hillman area. He was united in marriage to Alice Wacke, Jan. 21, 1961. The couple owned and operated Stuffys Meats for 30 years. He retired April 21, 2007. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, skeet shooting, playing horseshoes and having a beer with friends. He was a member of the Hillman American Legion, the Hillman Lions Club and Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Left to cherish his memory are his significant other, Bonnie Eastman of Hillman; children, Pamela Barker of Alice, Texas, and Vickey (Donald) Marx of Williston, N.D.; siblings, Howard (Barb) Stauffenecker of Punta Gorda, Fla and Marie Cronquist of Hillman; grandchildren, Sadie (Adam) Kurowski of Pierz, Travis Barker of Orange Grove, Texas, Tia Stauffeneker of Buckman and Shayne Marx of Williston; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Stauffenecker of Duluth; and brother-in-law, Gene Medlin of California.
Stuffy was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Martha Stauffenecker; wife, Alice Stauffeneker; brother, Theodore Stauffenecker, Jr.; sister, Anna Medlin; and brother-in-law, Vernon Cronquist.

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