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A. Chris Stump, 58, died Tuesday, June 13, as a result of a motorcycle accident.
He was born May 15, 1959, in Goshen, to Alton Harley Stump and Evelyn VanderWerf.
Survivors include two daughters, Blair (Hugo) Jerez, Goshen, and Jennifer (Harry) Thompson, Norrkoping, Sweden; two grandchildren, Brandon and Michelle; a sister, Cindy (John Jr.) VanderWerf, Goshen; two brothers, Curtis (Cyd) Stump, Mishawaka, and Courtney (Chris) Stump, Goshen; and many nieces and nephews.
A lifetime area resident, Chris graduated from Northridge High School in 1977. After high school, he earned his associate's technical degree at Lincoln Tech and was a GM certified master mechanic for more than 20 years. He worked as a machinist at Kessington, Elkhart, and more recently at Avalign, Warsaw.
Chris was a frequent blood donor for the American Red Cross, donating seven gallons, the equivalent of 56 pints. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and former elder at Community Church of Waterford.
A kind and generous man, Chris enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his girls and grandchildren. He also loved to share God's message.
Friends may call Saturday, June 24, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and one hour prior to the 1:30 p.m. funeral service Sunday, June 25, also at the funeral home. The Rev. Mike Overpeck will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Red Cross.
To share online condolences, visit www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 16, 2017
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