WINNEBAGO - Mable M. Stauffer, age 92, of Winnebago, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Parker Oaks in Winnebago. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, with Rev. Michael Roys officiating. Burial will be in Basey Methodist Cemetery, Winnebago. Visitation time will be from 5-7 p.m. today, at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago and one hour prior to services at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com
Mable was born June 15, 1920, in Martin County, Minnesota. She was married to Melvin Stauffer on Dec. 3, 1938, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Mable and Melvin loved to work side by side in their wonderful gardens. They also raised chickens and livestock and even exotic birds from their home. Mable was a great cook and loved preparing and sharing family dinners. She also enjoyed going to Sunday dinner in Mankato with Melvin and any other family that could come along. Mable was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago and had worked in the housekeeping department at Parker Oaks Baptist Home for many years; she also volunteered at Next-2-New. She retired in 1981 and later moved to Parker Oaks in 2007.
Mable is survived by her daughter, Jean Mayland of Forest City, Iowa; her son, Elwin (Linda) Stauffer of St. Bonifacius, her son, Larry (Sue) Stauffer of Winnebago; her sister, Nellie Goerndt of Fairmont; six grandchildren, Patsy (Mike) Ackerman of Nevada, Iowa, Deb (Greg) Poyzer of Bloomington, Todd (Kelly) Stauffer of Mayer, Amy (Wade) Nicholson of St. Bonifacius, Jenny (Travis) Bach of Winnebago, and Cory Stauffer of Cuba, Missouri; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin in 2000; a son-in-law, Marlin Mayland; and a brother-in-law, Elmer Goerndt.