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Jean Christine Staffen

June 19, 2020

Obituary

STAFFEN - Jean Christine Staffen, 77, passed away on Saturday May 2, 2020 after a two year battle with cancer. Jean was born to Glen and Leona Ackerman on July 1, 1942 in Stanwood, Michigan. Jean met the love of her life when her school, Stanwood, merged with Morley High School in 1958. She went on to graduate from Ferris State in 1962 with a degree in cosmetology. She and Nyle married on June 8, 1963 and raised two children together in Comstock Park, MI. She spent many years as a 4H Leader sharing her love of horses and guiding and encouraging young people. She was an active member of Comstock Park Congregational United Church of Christ. Jean enjoyed 25 years of retirement with Nyle by spending time in Florida and at their beautiful home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Jean loved spending time with her two children and four grandchildren. She was an extremely caring person who preferred to remain behind-the-scenes. She went out of her way to encourage others by sending countless cards and emails, sometimes weekly, just to let people know she was thinking about them and praying for them. Jean is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Nyle Staffen; loving children, Doug (Vickie) Staffen and Darcy (Rob) Dame; grandchildren, Nathan Staffen, Alex Staffen, Joshua Dame, Madisyn Dame; brother-in-law, Larry (Joyce) Staffen; sisters-in-law, Janice (William) Lucas, Linda Huson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Leona Ackerman; sister, Glenda Lee Fosgitt. The family would like to thank Faith Hospice for their care, support and kindness to both Jean and the family during the past few weeks. There will be a memorial service to honor Jean's life held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Faith Hospice or Comstock Park Congregational United Church of Christ. To share a photo, memory and sign the family's online guestbook please visit www.stegengafuneralchapel.com A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Alpine Baptist Church, 692 7 Mile Road, Comstock Park, Michigan. Jean's family will greet relatives and friends one hour prior to the service at the church. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jean Christine Staffen please visit our Sympathy Store.

Visitation

JUN 25. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

Alpine Baptist Church

692 7 Mile Rd NW

Comstock Park, MI, 49321

Memorial Service

JUN 25. 11:00 AM (EST)

Alpine Baptist Church

692 7 Mile Rd NW

Comstock Park, MI, 49321

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