CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Maurice E. Stauffer, 91, formerly of Bertrand, passed away Saturday Dec. 29, 2012, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau.
Born Jan. 15, 1921, in Hayti, to Charles and Claire Rousselot Stauffer, Maurice graduated from Diehlstadt High School and attended college in Rolla. In 1942, he entered the Coast Guard to serve his country during World War II. After the war, he and and his wife, Beatrice, moved back to Scott County where he farmed for many years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sikeston. He later worked in real estate development.
On Dec. 11, 1942, in Detroit, he married Beatrice Redman who survives. They had recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the Chateau Girardeau.
Survivors in addition to his wife include: a son, Dale Stauffer of Boston; a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Roger Tolliver of Cape Girardeau; and a granddaughter and her husband, Amy and Scott Hatmaker, and three great grandchildren, Mitchell, Mallory, and Davis, of Atlanta.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Howard Stauffer, who had lived in Bertrand.
Visitation will be held from noon until time of funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Geoff Posegate, pastor, will officiate.
Burial with full military honors will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
The Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.ponderfuneralhome.com.
may be made to:
First United Methodist Church
1307 N. Main
Sikeston, MO 63801