Stauffer, Chris W.
Chris Stauffer of Turner, Michigan and long-time resident of Lake Orion, Michigan, passed away on June 11, 2021, at the age of 74.
Chris is survived by sons, Jeff (Lesley), Darrin (Heather), and Greg (Lori), as well as the Sass family. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Garry (Zoe) Hull; sister, Sue (Jim) Perkins; the six grandchildren whom he loved, Jordan, Andrew and Serena Stauffer, Kaitlyn Cecil, and Melissa and Ryan Sass. He was preceded in death by his parents, Phyllis and Chris; siblings, Bob, Mark, and Kathy; his wife of 36 years, Darlene; and, in the second chapter of life, Rose Sass.
Known as Chris to some and Butch to others, he grew up in Waterford and moved to Lake Orion to raise his family. He was very active with the kids, coaching baseball and being a Pack leader. He loved bowling and was on a league for many years. It was a tradition for him to bring home tacos to the family afterwards. He followed in his father’s footsteps becoming a Union Floor Installer, later taking over the family business with his brother Bob and wife Darlene. Together, they ran a successful small business until 2000 when he retired and moved to Turner.
After Darlene passed away, Chris was fortunate to find Rose. The two of them started a new adventure, traveling to Florida to watch the Detroit Tigers during Spring Training, visiting flea markets and casinos along the way. He looked forward to his rehab exercise group at Standish Hospital, more for the company than the working out. Chris was an avid hunter and loved nothing more than being out in the woods, watching the deer, and he took pride in seeing others get the big one.
Chris loved his family unconditionally; he was kind, loving, and selfless. Chris never wanted to be a burden and, right until the end, he was more worried about those around him than himself. He made friends everywhere he went and his love and laughter will be missed.
A celebration of Chris’s life will be held later in the summer.
In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial contribution in Chris’ name to Sunrise Side Senior Services (Meals on Wheels) or Arenac Opportunities (the county bus system). To sign on line guestbook, visit www.hyattewald.com