Albert Milo Staffen

Albert Milo Staffen, age 80, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014 at his home in Lakeview, Michigan. He was born on September 17, 1933 in rural Morley, Michigan to Raymond and Dora (Boerma) Staffen and attended Lakeview Schools.  

Albert was an auto mechanic at Youngman Chevrolet for many years until they closed. He enjoyed turning wrenches!  He had a love for automobiles, especially his Old Chevrolets and his Model T Ford, and was a member of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America.

Albert is survived by his two sons: Ray Staffen of Lakeview and Eric Staffen of Del Rio, Texas; a step-daughter, Angie Markcum of Lakeview; two brothers: Gerald Staffen of Lakeview and Carl (Sue) Staffen of Morley; Aunt, Ruth Schultz of Lakeview; many grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Albert was preceded in death by his son, Art Staffen; sister-in-law, June Staffen; brother, Hugo Staffen and two sisters: Edna Clanche and Nancy Mero.

Visitation for Albert will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Brigham Funeral Chapel in Lakeview.  A springtime service for Albert is scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, please consider the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Condolences to the family may be left utilizing the guestbook below.



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  • Tyree (Saturday, June 28 14 10:08 am EDT)

    Very nice article, exactly what I wanted to find.

  • Eric J Staffen (Wednesday, January 22 14 03:38 pm EST)

    He definitly was one of a kind. Sorry I wasn't there with you Ray.Dad always kept things going,I wonder how he kept his sanity.I wasn't there very much but I am going to miss him.

  • Bunzy (Wednesday, January 15 14 01:26 pm EST)

    I love you Ray! I will always have a fond spot in my heart for Albert! He sure was one of a kind! Even though I am not there in body, I am there in spirit!

  • Dorene Staffen-Ridenour (Wednesday, January 15 14 12:00 pm EST)

    My condolences to all of Albert's children and grandchildren, I'm so sorry for your loss. He was one of a kind,I was lucky to have him as an Uncle. One of my fondest memories of him was the present
    he got me for my high school graduation-- He took me for a ride around the block in his Model T, I think it took us about 30 minutes or more but it was great.

  • Helen Wilkinson Taylor (Tuesday, January 14 14 07:18 pm EST)

    Albert was the ultimate mechanic and a lot of people depended on him. He was a good, honest man and will be missed around Lakeview. My deepest sympathy to all of Albert's family.

  • Gary White, Sheridan, MI (Tuesday, January 14 14 05:42 pm EST)

    Sorry to hear of Albert's passing. He was a great guy and I enjoyed talking with him and his knowledge of auto mechanics. We did a bit of trading, my old Chevy parts for a Model T chassis he had
    assembled. We will miss him.

  • Maxine Getts and family (Tuesday, January 14 14 03:41 pm EST)

    So Sorry to hear that my favorite uncle passed. He was one of the best. I always believed that from the bottom of my heart.

  • D. Johnson (Monday, January 13 14 09:47 pm EST)

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our Creator, Jehovah, will soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! Revelation 21:3,4 May this
    promise be of comfort as you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead knowing that Jehovah is by your side. Philippians 4:13

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