Steven Gerard Stumpff, loving father and husband, died unexpectedly August 3rd at a back-to-school celebration amongst his teaching friends.
Steve arrived in the world on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1960, the seventh child to Barbara Jean and William Joseph Stumpff. He was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He moved to East Lansing, Michigan in his teenage years and graduated college from Central Michigan University with a degree in recreation and hospitality. He was active with the YMCA, working summers and through college as a YMCA camp counselor. He formed many life-long friendships with his colleagues at Storer and Mystic Lake camps.
Although his professional career included sales and management roles, his true passion was teaching. He returned to college for a secondary degree in elementary education at Michigan State University and was strongly committed to his role as a science teacher. The family moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 2007 to establish new lives in sunny Florida. He was fortunate to be adopted into the teaching family at R.V. Daniels Elementary School in Jacksonville, Florida.
Steve married Danielle Curtis of Lansing, Michigan in 1995 and they have two sons, Bryce, 19 and Tom, 17. They were the love of his life. In addition to his wife and sons, Steve leaves behind five brothers, Mike, Bill, Mark, Robert, and Jim and a sister, Cathy.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening, August 8th from 6:30-8:30pm at Ponte Vedra Valley in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Service will follow on Thursday at 1pm at Redeemer Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. A reception with Steve’s favorite dessert, (any kind of pie) will follow at the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to an education fund established through GoFundMe.com for his sons Bryce and Tom.