Carl M. Stauffer, 81, Army vet, was the last home delivery milk man in the county

By on April 20, 2016

Carl M. Stauffer, 81, of Manheim, entered into eternal peace Friday, April 15, 2016, at Manor Care, Lebanon.

Born in Neffsville, he was the son of the late M. Kenneth and Laura Todd Stauffer. He was the loving husband of Joanne F. Gibble Stauffer, and they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in May.

Carl graduated in 1953 from Manheim Township High School and he proudly served in the United States Army. He retired after 40 years from the former Graybill’s Dairy, Lititz. Carl was the last home delivery man in Lancaster County. Following retirement, he worked part-time for Manheim Specialty Machine Shop and the Manheim Central School District.

Carl was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim. His interests included, traveling, family camping, bowling, softball, and he was an avid Manheim Central sports fan. Carl also had an interest in cars and in the past owned a 1928 Model A Ford.

Surviving in addition to his wife, is a son: Randal D., husband of Denise Woomert Stauffer, of Manheim; a daughter: Patti L., wife of Doug Tingen, of Lititz; two grandchildren: Hillary, wife of Adrin Vargas; Taylor, husband of Brianna Stauffer; and four sisters: Marion Shelley of Lititz; Eleanor Barr of Akron; Anetta, wife of Clifford Keith; and Bernice, wife of Kenneth Kline, both of Lititz.

He was preceded in death by a brother: James L. Stauffer.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his memorial service at Salem United Methodist Church, 140 N. Penn St., Manheim, on Thursday, April 21, at 11 a.m. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the time of service. There will be additional visitation time with the family at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Interment will be private in East Fairview Brethren Cemetery, Rapho Township.

Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Carl’s memory to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125; or Salem United Methodist Church, c/o: Trustees, 140 N. Penn St., Manheim, PA 17545.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, assisted Carl’s family with the arrangements.

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