Glen August Stauffer, age 84 of Brooklyn, Iowa, died Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell, Iowa. Funeral Services: 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 7, 2014, First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, with Rev. John Reynolds, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery. There will be no visitation. A memorial fund has been established. Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn is in charge of arrangements.
Glen is survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna Stauffer; a son Lynn Stauffer of Brooklyn; two daughters, Laurie (Tom) Grier of Guernsey, and Lisa Steffensmeier of Brooklyn; twelve grandchildren, Jim Steffensmeier of Paola, KS, Mindy Rhoads (Clint) of Brooklyn, Ryan Ellis of West Haven, Utah, Jennifer Austin (Mark) of Bondurant, Heather Duttlinger (Luke) of Williamsburg, Brandon Steffensmeier of Lake Havasu City, AZ, Amanda Kasten (Matt) of Clear Lake, Josh Steffensmeier (Heather) of Grinnell, Kristen Kriegel (Caleb) of Des Moines, Stacia Brown (Paul) of Brooklyn, Jared Steffensmeier of Holiday Lake, and Greg Stauffer of Brooklyn; ten great-grandchildren, Beckett Rhoads, Caleb Rhoads, Colette Rhoads, Ayden Austin, Jake Steffensmeier, Aiden Steffensmeier, Aston Brown, Ella Duttlinger, Lena Duttlinger, and soon to arrive, Baby Steffensmeier. Also surviving is a brother, Leonard Stauffer (Rita) of Iowa Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Linda, a sister Gladys Shutts, another sister in infancy, and a son-in-law Calvin Steffensmeier.
Glen August Stauffer was born September 9, 1930 in rural Keota, Iowa, the son of Samuel and Anna Pokrantz Stauffer. Glen and Donna Groves were united in marriage on October 25, 1953 at the First Baptist Church in Tama, Iowa. Glen worked for Nesselroad Chevrolet in Brooklyn, as service manager, retiring after 42 years. He served on the Brooklyn City Council for many years. Glen also drove for the East Poweshiek Ambulance Service, and was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, and the First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn. In his free time he enjoyed watching hobby stock cars, camping, fishing and gardening. Glen loved John Deere tractors, Chevrolet, and family get-togethers.