It is with regret that I announce the passing of Ray Stumpf, or as he was known on the forum, stumpkin.
Ray passed on Sunday November 3rd in the early morning hours, surrounded by friends and family. Obituary for Raymond A. Stumpf
Ray A. Stumpf was born on September 22, 1956 in Chicago, IL to (Kelly) Carroll and Charlene (Rivetts) Stumpf.
His family moved back to Little Falls when he was 3. He graduated from Little Falls Community High School in 1975.
After High School, he joined the Navy serving 10 years as a Hospital Corpsman including a tour with the Fleet Marine Force.
He then entered the Naval Reserves to continue his education and returned to active duty as an Engineers Aide/Underwater Construction Diver where he served another 10 years.
He retired from the Navy, with over 22 years of service. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal.
While in the Navy, he met and married his wife, Barbara (Donald) Stumpf on August 15, 1981 at First United Methodist Church in Lancaster, PA.
Attending college throughout his naval career, Ray earned a M.S. in Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.
After retiring from the Navy, he, his wife, Barb, and daughters, Naomi, and Joy moved back to Little Falls where he taught middle school Industrial Technology for 14 years.
Ray’s interests included most outdoor activities, swimming, bicycling, hobby cars, & sightseeing.
He enjoyed working with youth through church, Boy Scouts, coaching, and teaching.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Disabled American Veterans, Little Falls American Legion Post #46, Fleet Reserve Association, and the Lone Eagle Auto Club.
Ray is survived by his wife, Barb of 32 years; daughters, Naomi Janelle Stumpf and Noelle Joy Stumpf; siblings, David (Peggy) Stumpf, Carol Jo Stumpf, and John Stumpf (life partner, Jodi Davis); parents, Kelly and Char Stumpf all from Little Falls; many aunts and uncles.
Ray was preceded in death by his infant son, Noah Joshua Stumpf. Active Pallbearers will be David Stumpf, Matthew Stumpf, John Stumpf, Wayne Betty, Charles Ossont, Austin Frank and Jeff Lukasavitz. Honorary Pallbearers will be the U.S. Navy Sea Bee Underwater Construction Divers. Memorial request: In lieu of flowers & plants; to be split between: “His Hands & Feet” Scholarship Fund and the “Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Art Project”
There is a picture that I am having trouble finding of Ray with myself, Stu, JohnWPB, Rix, and several others... I was hoping to paste it in here.
Edit: Ray's last post here was about giving all of his Fiero stuff to a good friend of his... http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/092694.html
[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 11-06-2013).]