May 26, 1927 – December 11, 2018
Phyllis Stumpf was born on May 26, 1927 and passed away on December 11, 2018
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December 23, 2018
I will always remember Phyllis as "my American mom" from that wonderful year a long time ago (1974-75) I spent with the Stumpf family as a high school exchange student. Having raised six children, and spent so much time with all those girl scouts, she could still find room in her big heart for a shy boy from Sweden fulfilling his dream of going to America. We met again several times over the years, when I went back to Indiana for visits, and when Phyllis travelled with members of her family to Sweden. And we always kept in touch.
I will for ever be grateful for what Phyllis and her family did for me. It still means a lot to me. Rest in peace, dear friend.
December 18, 2018
I worked with Phyllis when she last started working at Parkview Hospital. So enjoyed her company. (Probably in the early 1980's) Also knew Dr. Stumpf through his hospital association.
Cheryl Cameron Brownfield
December 16, 2018
Your mom was a woderful woman who was friends with my mom yhrough Girl Scouts she went on several trips with us . my favorite was a week long Canoe trip that was so much fun!!! She was the best backup leader our troop had.RIP Phyllis you had a great life you deserve a long rest in heaven.
December 15, 2018
I knew Phyllis thru Girl Scouts. After my years of scouting was over I kept in contact with her. I hosted exchange students and she always invited them over. She will be missed
December 15, 2018
The first time i met Phyllis she was the girl scout leader from Fort Wayne America when her and her troop attended the uks WS camps then on our return to Fort Wayne a couple of years later and again a few years after that she was a wonderful lady will be sadly missed bet shd is organising everyone in her resting place thoughts with the family and friends xxx
December 14, 2018
Phyllis was probably one of the most dedicated Girl Scout leaders I have ever known. Her troops were always the most active, best trained, and full of girls. She was the epitome of what a Leader should be.
I know you won’t Rest In Peace - you’ll be too darn busy leading the vintage angel Girl Scouts.
You will be truly missed.
December 14, 2018
This week took another life of a woman by whom I was truly blessed to be mentored. Mrs. Stumpf was my Cadette Leader in 9th grade and my Senior Leader from 10th to 12th grades. She joined the Heavenly Girl Scout Alumni Troop on Tuesday morning. She helped me finish my First Class Scout Award and to complete my Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards. She shared the story of her experiences as an adult participant in an Adult Girl Scout Wider Opportunity at Girl Scout National Center West before I went on my own Wider Op at NCW in '82. (She also helped me get a lot of "cookie dough credit" that year, by being one of my top customers!)
She was full of life and adventure for many years after her own daughters had become adults. (I was one that came along after her own girls were gone from home.) We went cross country skiing, camping, & hiking, at various places. We performed as clowns at nursing homes, built replicas of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts World Centers out of cardboard appliance boxes, put on a play, worked at day camp, hosted international exchange students at our Christmas party, and many other cool things. I miss you Mrs. Stumpf! I sure plan to see you again someday at the big troop in the sky.
Oh, and if you knew her, be sure to watch the photo montage video on the obituary page. Her family really captured her spirit!
December 12, 2018
Aunt Phyllis was such a wonderful, warm person. She was interested in so many things and always interested in every person in the room. There was never a stranger when you were in the Stumpf household and she made everyone a part of the family. Phyllis and Ed were the mortar that held a very large family together. She will be missed.
Sympathy and love to Peg, Susan, Teri, Buffi, Jeff and Edwin and their extended families.
Love from Bev and Charlie