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D. LaVerne Stauffer, 86

July 16, 2010
  • D. LaVerne Stauffer
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-JULY 14, 2010

NEFFSVILLE, Pa. - D. LaVerne Stauffer, 86, of Neffsville, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2010, at University of Maryland Hospital.

Born in Neffsville, Pa., LaVerne was the son of the late Anna (Andes) and Wayne C. Stauffer. He was the husband of the late Martha (Childs) Stauffer, who passed away in 1995.

LaVerne was employed for more than 20 years by Graybill's Dairy as a certified milk inspector, and he also drove the bulk milk tanker. He was then employed as district maintenance supervisor for Manheim Township School District.

Former fire chief for Neffsville Fire Co. for 22 years, LaVerne was a member and past president of Lancaster County Firemen's Association, member of PA Pump Primers, a life member of Rough & Tumble, and former member of Fiddlers Green Camping Club. He restored, and drove in many parades, his 1927 Deluge Fire Engine, and was well known for his very own "Mom & Dad's Fire Co."

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LaVerne was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

LaVerne is survived by his three children, Donald L. Stauffer Jr., husband of Michelle, of Egg Harbor Twp., N.J., David E. Stauffer, husband of Linda, of Dover, Pa., and Marie Royce, wife of Joseph "Joey," of Funkstown, Md.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Anna Mary Oberholtzer of Lancaster and Geraldine Weidel of Neffsville.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Polly See, Dorothy Heisey, Irene Hostetter, Vera Rollman and Kenneth Stauffer; and a great-granddaughter.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend LaVerne's Funeral Service on Monday, July 19, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 with Rev. Jacquelyn Roderick officiating.

Viewings will be held Sunday, July 18, 2010, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Chapel, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543, and again Monday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will take place in St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Neffsville Fire Co., 200 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or to St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

To send online condolences, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com.

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