Callahan-Edfast Mortuary & Crematory

2515 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction, CO


Lois Eleanor Stouffer

September 29, 1925June 25, 2020

Lois was born Sept. 29, 1925 in Freeport, IL, to Elmer and Frieda Gassman. She graduated Lena HS in 1944, where she was a cheerleader, majorette, band and drama club member, and class salutatorian. Lois and her high school sweetheart, Dale L. Stouffer, married March 11, 1945. Daughter Cynthia was born in 1947 and son Gregory in 1951.

Lois and Dale lived in Lena, Chicago, and Capron, IL, where they established a farm services business. Lois managed the bookkeeping for this business and for real estate properties in Chicago. She and Dale were avid ballroom dancers and enjoyed a wide circle of community and church friends. They were active in the Church of the Brethren, where Lois led the choir and served as organist. Lois and Dale sponsored a baseball team in Capron and supported many local service organizations. After Dale’s death in 1963 Lois moved to Rockford, IL, where she attended Rockford College. She worked as executive assistant at the College library and at Illinois Children’s Home and Aid Society.

Lois maintained beautiful homes and enjoyed entertaining. She was gifted at flower arranging, interior decorating, cake decorating, sewing, and creating beautiful gardens. She appreciated art and photography, painted in watercolor, and enthusiastically collected Hummels and Lladros. Lois also led Cynthia’s 4-H club and was den mother for Gregory’s Cub Scout pack. She loved traveling and visited 40 of the 50 states. She particularly enjoyed Lake Geneva and Door County, Wisconsin; Scottsdale, AZ; Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Great Britain, China, and Russia. She cherished her family and grandchildren and created many fun grandchild sleep-overs and family holiday gatherings.

Lois joined her daughter in Denver in 1977 and Grand Junction, Colorado, in 2006. She loved her church family at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, where she served as an Elder. Her Christian faith and her family sustained her throughout her life. Lois was active at the Senior Center, enjoying games and costume parties. She entertained family, friends and groups with her amazing piano playing. Lois loved birds and spent many mornings enjoying wildlife and birds with Cynthia and Ralph.

Lois is survived by daughter, Cynthia and son-in-law Ralph Grover; daughter-in-law, Barbara Stouffer; grandchildren, Dale Stouffer, Jennifer (Bryan) Lang, Brian Stouffer, and Katie (Daniel) Orto; six great- grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Arnold Gassman and Wilbur (Jean) Gassman; sister-in-law, Evelyn Stouffer Bowman; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Dale; son, Gregory; brother, Edgar Gassman; and sisters, Fern Larson and Pauline Monzon.

Services pending.


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Lois Eleanor Stouffer

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Andrianna Gassman-DenAdel

July 1, 2020

We are sending all The Family and love ones our Condolences..We pray you can rest in God's peace at this difficult time.. Allen And Andrianna DenAdel.

Pam Baumgartle

July 1, 2020

We were gifted with Lois’s friendship for just a few short years and have been blessed by knowing her. Such a wonderful lady. We give thanks that she was in our lives. Pam and Al