In Memoriam : Donald Stutsman

Donald Stutsman Donald A Stutsman - age: 83
(October 17, 1937 to September 24, 2021 )
Resident of Exeter, California

Visitation Information:
Service Friday, October 8, 2021 Gravesite at 2:00 pm, Celebration of life 3:00 pm at the Church
of God of Exeter. Donald and Janet will be laid to rest next to their grandson Kyle in the Exeter
District Cemetery.

Donald and Janet Stutsman

Donald Allen Stutsman “Papa” 83, long time Citrus Farmer in Exeter. Was welcomed home
peacefully by his Father in Heaven on September 24, 2021 from the Hospital with his children
by his side. Janet Donson Sloop Stutsman “Nana” 84, Citrus Farmer and Homemaker of Exeter.
Was also welcomed peacefully by her Father in Heaven on October 2, 2021 surrounded by
family in her home.
Donald was born on October 17, 1937, in Orange, California to Walter and Margaret Stustmam. 
He is preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother David Stutsman. He is survived by
his Brothers Walter and Donna Stustman, Robert Stutsman and his sister Peggy Criswell. He
graduated from Tustin High and attended Long Beach State. He Married the love of his life
Janet on May 30, 1957. Janet was born on June 15, 1937, in Pasadena, California to Kenneth
and Dorothy Sloop, She is preceded in death by her parents. She graduated from Tustin High
and attended Whittier College. Donald and Janet were 4th generation California Citrus Farmers.
They took great pride in the development and management of their family farm and dreamed of
the next generations continuing the tradition. 
Donald and Janet “Papa and Nana” greatest joy in life was their family. They are preceded in
death by their beloved grandson Kyle Lucas Stutsman and they were looking forward to joining
him again in Heaven. Papa’s passing was a beautiful testimony of God's love as he took his last
breath to the hour on the seven year anniversary of Kyle’s departure for heaven.  Papa and
Nana are survived by their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Their eldest son
Stephen and Traci Stutsman. Their Children Stephanie and Joseph Morales, great
grandchildren Madison, Maddox, and Bella. Donald and Felicity Stutsman, great grandchildren
Calib and Gracie. Kurtis and Alysia Stutsman, great grandchildren Skyla and Soren. Youngest
son Randall Stutsman. Their Second Son, David Stutsman and his children, Erin and Luke
Vance, Garrett Stutsman, Allison and Jeremy Ice, great grandchildren Dominic, Remus, and
Raven. And youngest daughter Abigail Stutsman. Their Daughter Julie and Ronald Watson,
their children Devonna and Patrick Hendricks, great grandchildren Anden, Micah, Ezekiel, and
Elliana. Brenden and Lynsi Watson, great grandchildren Cameron, Kase, and Cole. Dylan and
Bridget Watson, great grandchildren Tanner and Paisley. Rhett and Catalina Watson, great
grandchildren Titus and Remi. And their youngest Son Kenneth and Teri Stutsman, their
children Lane and Morgan Stutsman, Jake Stutsman, and preceded in death Kyle Stutsman.  
God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Lori McElroy - October 6, 2021Contact this person Contact this person
We are so deeply sorry for you loss!! They were both like second parents to me when I was young. I have many lovely memories of times together and am grateful for that time spent with them. My family and I will miss them terribly. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Lori, Ken, Ian, & Cullen McElroy

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