Arthur E. Stauffer, 73, passed away Thursday, March 30, at Goshen Hospital, Goshen, Indiana.
He was born April 23, 1943, in Goshen, to Harold and Laura (Wilson) Stauffer.
On Dec. 31, 1964, he married Julia A. Wogomon at First Brethren Church, Goshen.
She survives along with a daughter, Deborah Stauffer, Goshen; two grandchildren, Kara A. Minter and Kahleb E. Teall; a sister, Betty (David) Hershberger, Goshen; and a brother, Gene (Dixie) Stauffer, Elkhart.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marvel K. Stauffer.
He graduated in 1962 from Goshen High School where he played basketball.
Art served with the U.S. Army in Korea from 1965-1967.
He was best known for his charm and wit. In any situation, he found humor and wisdom. He loved people and always found and brought out the best in each person he met.
He owned Stauffer Builders for 44 years and was involved in building and remodeling many local homes and businesses, including his church, First Presbyterian and Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.
He served as president of Elkhart County Home Builders Association and as chairman of their membership committee. He served many years as an elder of First Presbyterian Church and as chairman of the building and grounds committee.
Friends may call Saturday, April 1, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and one hour prior to the 2:30 p.m. funeral service Sunday, April 2, at First Presbyterian Church, Goshen. Pastor Alan Griffin will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be given to the church.
To share online condolences, visit www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on  March 30, 2017