Charles “Chuck” Walter Stumpf, age 73, of Monticello, formerly of Waverly, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014.
He was born Sept. 12, 1940, in Waverly, the son of Walter and Rosella (Eicher) Stumpf. Chuck was raised on a farm in Waverly.
He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Waverly, and graduated from Buffalo High school in 1958.
Through his high school years, Chuck held many jobs.
He was joined in holy marriage with Gayle Ruff June 20, 1959. God blessed their marriage with three children.
After his marriage, Chuck began working for his father-in-law, Harold, at Ruff Auto Parts in Monticello, picking up junk cars. Several years later, they incorporated, and Chuck became a partner.
After Harold retired, Chuck became president of Ruff Auto until a massive stroke forced him to retire in May 1997.
Chuck enjoyed drag racing his 1955 Chevy, fishing and hunting trips, trucking in his semi, trips to Tucson, AZ, bingo, spending time with his grandkids, and most of all working. Chuck never spent a moment idle.
A former president of The Men’s Club at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Monticello, Chuck also served on the Monticello Fire Department, and on the City of Monticello’s Planning Commission. He did a lot of volunteering for the City of Monticello.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife: Gayle Stumpf; children Kevin (Luella) Stumpf, Brian (Debbie) Stumpf, and Kelli (Terry) Stenglein; grandchildren Kari, Heidi, Shannon, Jesse, Tara, Tony, and Beth; and great-grandchildren Ella, Weston, Jasper, Brennan and Hailey, Dakota, Taylor, Tyler, Brandon, Kora, Jaxson and Jamison.
He is further survived by a brother and sisters, LeRoy (Carol) Stumpf, Marlene Stumpf-Johnson and Kathy Burzinski; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, John Stumpf; and by two brothers-in-law, Terry Johnson and Steve Burzinski.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, June 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo, followed by interment at St. Francis Cemetery in Buffalo.
Visitation was Wednesday, June 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, and continued Thursday morning, one hour prior to the Mass at the church.
Casket bearers were Tony Anderson, Terry Stenglein, Jon Burzinski, Josh Burzinski, Darby Jorgenson, and Mike Peterson.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.