James “Jim” Andrew Stauffer, 72, of North Platte, Nebraska, died January 5th, 2014, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.
Jim was born April 16th, 1941, to Leonard and Veva (Anderson) Stauffer in Cozad, Nebraska.
He graduated Cozad High School in 1960 then soon after served six years in the Vietnam War as an E-6 Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged after receiving a Congressional Medal of Honor and Purple Heart.
After Jim’s discharge, he worked for the City of Cozad Light & Water Company for many years before moving to Omaha, Nebraska, to sell insurance. He also worked as a custodian for many schools, then helped rebuild the IBP Plant in Lexington, Nebraska, working as an electrician.
In 1986 he married Mary Bauer and the couple moved to North Platte. Jim loved to hunt, fish and play baseball and was a true fan of the Huskers.
After becoming ill in 1990 he was unable to work. In 2000 he was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, overcoming it after his operation.
He was a beloved father and is survived by his sons, David (Vanessa) Stauffer and John Stauffer, all of North Platte; daughters, Crystal (Ken) Agesa and Martha Stauffer, all of Omaha, beloved grandfather of Kacia, Daevonte, LilliAnna, Nixon and Alisandra. He is also survived by his brother, Ron (Dee) Stauffer of Stockton, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services were held Thursday, January 9th, 2014, at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.
Burial will followed at Lamont Cemetery west of Hershey, Nebraska.
Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.