Herman Jay Stiffler, age 86, of Jackson, passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021, at the Four Winds Community. He was born in Jackson County on September 15, 1935, to the late Lloyd and Eyota “Ivory” (Straten) Stiffler.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 2010, whom he married in 1961; and by his brothers and sisters: Bill, Clifford, Juanita, Carlos, Alice, Melinda, Yvonne, David, Gaston, Gene, Larry, Margaret and Floyd. He is survived by his children: Tom (Shirley) Stiffler, Jeff Stiffler, Joy (James) Marquis and Tammy (Chad) Marquis; grandchildren: Sara (Zack) Lowry, Kara (Jeremiah) Shaver, Rebekah (Sam) Brady, James (Morgan) Marquis Jr., Andrew (Tiffany) Marquis, Chad (Payton) Marquis, Aaron (Courtney) Marquis and Kaitlin (Trevor) Leonard; great-grandchildren: Aiden, Brandon, Andrew Jay, Bethany, Samuel, Sullivan, Simon, Berklee, Briggston, Noah, Lauryn, Bowen and Maverick. Also surviving is his sister, Mary Frisby.
He retired from the Jackson County Highway Garage. He was a faithful member of the Jackson First Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed working on his farm with his cows and pigs.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, December 17 at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Erskine officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. The family will receive friends three hours prior to the service from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mayhew-brownfuneralhome.com