Obituary: Eugene “Jeep” Stafford
Eugene “Jeep” A. Stafford, age 91 of Rhinelander, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Seasons of Life Hospice, Woodruff. Eugene was born June 27, 1927, in Rhinelander to James E. and Mildred E. (Bruns) Stafford. He served in the Navy during WWII.
Jeep is survived by his children, James Stafford, Gary (Carol) Stafford, and Buzz Stafford; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores “Ausy” Stafford.
The visitation for Jeep will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Hildebrand Funeral Home, from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Masonic Lodge Service conducted by the Rhinelander Lodge #242 F. & A.M. A memorial service will follow, conducted by Pastor Keith Wolf. Immediately following the memorial service, there will be a procession to Forest Home Cemetery for the committal service; military honors will be performed by the Ray Rousseau V.F.W. Post #3143 and two representatives from the United States Navy. (Hildebrand Funeral Home)