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Ankeny Funeral Home & Crematory

1510 West First Street, Ankeny, IA

OBITUARY

Fred Stouffer

April 23, 1934June 26, 2020

Fred Stouffer, age 86, of Maxwell, Iowa passed away at his family farm on Friday June 26, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. A Graveside service with Navy Funeral Honors will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Peoria Cemetery in Maxwell, Iowa. Please join the family at Stouffer’s Acres following the graveside for a Celebration of Life. Fred was born April 23, 1934 in Colfax, Iowa. His parents were John and June (Streeter) Stouffer. He proudly served the Navy from 1950-1954 aboard the USS Hanson DD-832 during the Korean War. He met Donna and they were married from 1954-1985. Later he met, Karen, and they were blessed to spend 24 years together. Fred was a retired farmer, but during his life he worked at Safeway, American Playing, Don and Fred’s DX, and lastly, Massy Ferguson. Fred loved spending time on the farm with his wife, as well as the grandkids. He and Karen also enjoyed traveling to different states visiting other family and friends. Fred loved to fish and hunt with family and friends, and was considered an excellent pool player. His prized possession was his 1957 Chevy Bel-Air painted cherry red. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Karen; daughters, Gayle (Matt) Clifford of Indianola, Iowa and Janet (Steve) Hartley of Richmond, Virginia; step-children, Michael (Sadie) Dolph of Georgia, Nate (Nina) Dolph of Georgia, Jonathan (Autumn) Dolph of Iowa, Nichole Dolph (Jerry) of Iowa, daughter in law, Tina, mother of Teddy; grandchildren, Amy Allston, Kimberly Kelsey, and Emily (Tony) Castelvecchi; Makinzie, David, Cecilia, Faith, Teddy, Allyn, Angelica, Kadence, Tanoa, Colton, Oakley, Jeremiah, Christian, and Delilah; five great grandchildren, Christina, Hailey and Elizabeth Allston, and Virginia and Audrey Castelvecchi. Fred was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna; his parents; and one brother, Bob. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Paralyzed Veterans of America or the Disabled American Veterans Association. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.AnkenyFuneralHome.com for the Stouffer family.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Lynette Thompson

June 30, 2020

I rented a house from Fred & Donna in 1983 when I moved back to Iowa, then car pooled to work with Donna for a couple of years..he had a wonderful laugh..

Kathy Tope

June 29, 2020

Fred will truly be missed. I had the privilege of cutting his hair for the last 4 years. You will be missed Fred! Rest In Peace🙏🏼

Kelly Sprecher

June 29, 2020

Fred was always around when I was growing up. The first time I ever drove by myself in a vehicle was to his house! And by the time I was old enough to actually drive, he would let me take his truck to town for all sorts of errands. Lots of good memories with him at the pond. He was like family to me. He will always hold a place in my heart. I am thankful I was able to see him a few months ago. Kelly Sprecher (Senter)

Michael Mullihan

June 29, 2020

Many of you didn't know but Fred was my cousin. His mother and my grandmother (Mullihan/Streeter) were sisters. My father Barney and Fred spent considerable time together. I learned to hunt from Fred and drank many tops off cokes, if you know what I mean. Fred had a great laugh and very lively eyes. Every Thanksgiving we would all weigh ourselves before we ate then weighed after to see who ate the most. Super caring person who lived his life his way. RIP my friend.

Bonnie Mitchell

June 29, 2020

Fred was one of my dads best friends. Remember spending lots of time with him when we were younger and then at family events with Karen. Say hi to dad for me!

Ned Holbrooks

June 29, 2020

I met Fred at Nina and Nate Dolph's home in Georgia. We only had a short visit but in the visit I throughly enjoyed Fred. He was smart,kind,friendly shared His time with family, like a man who really knew the treasure of that. RIP Fred!

Gayle Clifford

June 28, 2020

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Nancy Banister

June 26, 2020

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Nancy Banister

June 26, 2020

Fred was one of those great uncles you always thought of when there was mischievous behavior under foot. Over the years, time a distance has kept us apart, but he was always in my thoughts an prayers. I have some pictures I found in my mothers photo albums I would like to share.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY