Graveside services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at East Fairview Cemetery, Rural Milford, with Pastors Brad Roth and Tim Springer officiating. A luncheon will be provided following the graveside service back in the fellowship hall and the family invites all to join them. Visitation is Tuesday, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Lauber Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Pallbearers are: Harleigh and Quinten Crow, Brodrick, Garett and Tayte Stutzman.
Charlene Ann Stutzman was born December 8, 1947, in Friend, Nebraska to Vern and Lucille (Roth) Stauffer and passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at the age of 73 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Charlene graduated from Milford High School in 1966. She worked at Yost Brothers Lumber Yard for 10 years. On December 6, 1974, she was united in marriage to Jim Stutzman and to this union two daughters, Janel and Jill were born. She later worked at Warren Memorial Hospital, initially as a cook, and then in the business office. After retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at Et Cetera in Seward.
Charlene’s faith in Christ was first and foremost throughout her life. She was a life-time member of East Fairview Mennonite Church. Charlene loved being outdoors working in her garden, planting and taking care of her flowers and mowing. She also loved spending time sitting on her porch enjoying nature. She never met a person she couldn’t have a conversation with. However, her greatest joy in life was spending time and making memories with her grandkids, Harleigh and Quinten.
Charlene is survived by her husband, Jim, of Rural Friend; daughters and spouse, Janel Stutzman and Jill and Nick Crow, all of Lincoln; two grandchildren, Harleigh and Quinten Crow; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Carla Stauffer, Lincoln; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law and spouses, Jane and Richard Burkey, Michigan, Kurt and Miriam Stutzman, Friend, Ted and Karen Stutzman, Missouri, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vern and Lucille Stauffer, her parents-in-law, Gerald and Mary Stutzman, several uncles and aunts.
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